According to a survey by the website www.AutoMD.com, two-thirds of parents reported that their teens had little or no car maintenance basic knowledge. Drivers who do not safely maintain their vehicles place passengers and other drivers at risk.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at Shane Smith Law.
A teen's lack of driving experience and understanding of vehicle maintenance issues can lead to vehicle malfunctions that cause accidents. Teenagers may disregard warning signs such as squeaking brakes or neglect to perform or schedule standard maintenance including changing oil, inspecting and changing brake pads or inspecting underinflated tires or replacing worn tires.
Parents can make their children safer drivers and reduce accident risks by discussing auto maintenance necessities such as:
- Replacing oil regularly
- Replacing brake and steering fluid
- Inspecting and replacing worn brake pads
- Inspecting tire tread
- Inspecting tire pressure
- Inspecting engine coolant