Summer Vehicle Preparation Tips
During the summer months in Arizona, our weather gets extremely hot and extremely dry which can cause numerous automotive problems. Thus, it is important to make sure we have performed the proper summer vehicle preparations and gathered everything needed in the case that something went wrong and the automobile will not run.
Additionally, summertime is a huge time for Americans to travel. In fact, 45 percent of Americans went on a summer vacation in 2012, which was an increase of 33 percent from 2011. So, no matter if you are staying in Phoenix for the summer or traveling, it is still advised to prepare your vehicle for the summer months.
Throughout these months the United States Department of Transportation has found that auto accidents are higher than any other time of the year. At Phillips Law Group, we are here to protect innocent victims against negligent individuals who have caused injury due to their negligent actions.
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Common Summer Vehicle Preparation Tips
As the summer months are brutal throughout Arizona, we must make sure our automobiles are tuned and ready to handle the heat. We must also perform simple routine maintenance to assure we continue traveling happily down our roadways rather than becoming stranded on the side of it.
Some common vehicle preparation tips for the summer include:
Regularly Check Tires
Maintaining the proper tire pressure not only aids in fuel economy, but it also assures you will be able to maneuver properly in emergency situations. It is recommended to check your tire pressure once or twice a month, while also inspecting for any wear and tear on the tires.
Regularly Check Cooling and Air Conditioning Systems
Statistics show that the top cause for automotive breakdowns is related to problems with the coolant and the overheating of the engine. It is recommended to routinely clean out any leaves and debris that could be caught in the fins of the radiator and air conditioner, which would hinder the engines ability to cool properly.
Keep Oil Changes on Schedule
Oil levels should be checked on a monthly basis, while fresh oil should be added whenever necessary to keep the engine running smoothly. It is recommended to have your oil changed when your mileage reaches the point at which your oil change has been scheduled.
Double Check Gas Cap
Although it may seem minor, the gas cap is actually a critical part of your emission control system. Thus, it is recommended to check and see if your gas cap is properly sealed after every time you visit the gas station.
Checking all light bulbs on your vehicle can help you avoid being involved in an accident and also assist your visibility during adverse weather conditions. It is recommended to regularly check for corrosion on the battery terminals to assure your vehicle is receiving the necessary electricity it requires.
A few additional supplies that should be kept in your car include:
- Charged mobile phone
- First aid kit
- Reflective warning triangles
- Tire pressure gauge
- Foam tire sealant
- Jumper cables
- Work gloves
- Extra rags
- Duct tape
- Tow rope
- Multipurpose tool
- Drinking water
- Granola bar
- Fire extinguisher
- Spare tire
- Car jack
By maintaining your vehicle and having these items in your car, you will be able to avoid being stranded on the side of the road, while also being prepared if you do. Of course, it is always advised to move your vehicle as far over on the side of the road as possible and apply your yield lights as a safety precaution.
Contact Our Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys believe that if you or a family member have been injured in an automobile accident due to the negligent actions of another individual, that negligent individual must be held responsible for the damages and losses they have caused.
Located in Phoenix, we are licensed to serve the entire state of Arizona.
A few local areas we serve include:
- South Mountain
- Sun City
- North Gateway
- New River
- Central Scottsdale
If you would like more information about our personal injury attorneys, or to schedule a free no-obligation case review, we encourage you to contact us at 602-763-8888 where a member of our staff will take information regarding your case and connect you with one of our caring attorneys prepared to fight for you in the court of law.
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