Are You Overlooking Any of These Common Car Safety Issues in California?
No one wants to drive unsafely, yet many California drivers have no idea that they are currently driving with a common car safety issue. Keep reading to learn more about what we mean, and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to request a free legal consultation with a car accident attorney.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly one in five fatal vehicle accidents involved a vehicle that was missing an airbag. If you are not sure if your car has all of its airbags, you can ask a mechanic, who can tell you if it has been deployed and how to have it replaced if so.
Damage to Your Car’s Bumper
The bumpers installed on today’s cars are made from dense foam that can absorb the impact from an accident much better than bumpers from the past. However, they are only designed to work a single time. If you are in an accident and the bumper is damaged, the structure could be compressed, and the bumper would not do as good of a job absorbing impact from future accidents.
Damage to Your Vehicle’s Brake Lines
If your brake lines are not properly maintained due to rust, breaking apart, or another issue, they can be very dangerous. There are no obvious signs of brake line damage, such as grinding or squeaking. Instead, look for leaking fluids, holes in your brake lines, or rust damage.
Damage to Your Vehicle’s Headlights
If your headlights have become scratched, cracked, or have moisture inside them, then your visibility could be significantly reduced. This would be an issue any day of the week, but it can be especially worrisome in the event that you are driving at night or during rain or other bad weather. If you note your vehicle’s headlight is less than perfect, replace the bulb or the entire headlight.
Issues with Steering or Suspension
While most people in California do not have to worry about the main culprit for steering and suspension issues (winter chemicals getting past the seals and causing damage), other problems could occur. Make sure you are having your car maintained and checked for steering and suspension issues on a regular basis.
Call Us Today if You Are Injured in a Car Accident
If you have been injured in a car accident in California, we urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to find out what your options are. With many years of experience, a commitment to finding the best outcome for any case, and a long history of winning cases, we are the right firm to call.