JACKSON, Miss. – Don’t end up on the side of the highway from lack of maintenance. You spend a lot of time driving in your car so keeping up with it is crucial to your safety on the road.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study, car accidents were found to be the leading cause of death for ages 3 to 44. That’s more than homicides, suicides, cancer or heart disease. Vehicle maintenance accounts for 5% of all fatal accidents and could easily be prevented with keeping up with your car. It could save your life or someone else!
Auto mechanic and salesman for Upton Tire Pros, David Hazzlerigg said, “The tires are the most important part of your car, they’re the part that touches the ground. If your tires are low or bad they could cause you to crash.”
It’s important to remember to get your car checked out at the first sign of something going wrong, so a small problem doesn’t escalate into a big problem. Maintaining your cars maintenance is going to save you more money in the long run.
Hazzlerigg also advises, “You need to keep up with your oil changes to prolong your engine life; transmission services and coolant services are critical too.”