Don’t Get Hosed This Summer

Friday, July 27th, 2018 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

Connecticut schools will be dismissing in the coming weeks and many families will be hitting the road to start a summer vacation. Before your family heads out, take a few moments for some minor checks to prevent a breakdown or worse, a Connecticut auto accident.

New information from AAA shows that vehicles over 10 years old have 4x the chances of needing a tow and are twice as likely to suffer a breakdown.

The top three vehicle issues that could derail a road trip are:

Batteries –  A battery on the brink of dying rarely warns a driver before it fails. Having a simple battery test including testing the vehicle’s starter and alternator, can help prevent many problems.

Engines – Radiators, thermostats and water pumps may fail without warning. Fluids such as coolant pooling underneath a parked vehicle is an indication of an impending problem. Many older vehicles also have timing belts that should be replaced.

Tires –  Drivers can minimize the chance of a flat tire before they travel by checking tread depth, tire pressure and whether their vehicle is equipped with a spare tire.

If you are in a Connecticut auto accident, you might be able to handle your case alone. The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan wish your family a safe and fun road trip!

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