Brake Failure and Wrecks
It is easy to only listen to your car when it squeals at you. Unless something bangs, pops, or skids, most Americans do not look at it. But catching issues with cars before something goes seriously wrong can be the difference between a fairly cheap routine maintenance repair and a serious accident that might result in the totaling of your car.
Many drivers often forget to have routine brake checks. This seems odd in the grand scheme of things as brakes are the one thing keeping you and your vehicle from colliding at full speed into whatever may be in front of you.
Brakes also have an incredible amount of wear placed upon them every time a car is used. To be specific, there is upwards of 3,000 pounds of constant wear during drive time.
Keeping Brakes Up to Par
It is fairly easy to keep serious accidents involving brake failure from happening with a few small steps including:
- Listen to your car–brake pads were created to squeal when they start to get thin.
- Take your car in–the second you suspect an issues with brakes, take your car to the mechanic.
- Know brake basics–you can be sure that you are getting a quality brake job if you have some basic background knowledge on brake mechanics.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident involving brake failure or defects, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.