clock January 11, 2013 comments No Comments flowchart Automobile InsuranceFamily & Home CareOur Blog tag Safety

When you think of your car’s safety features, you may think of airbags, anti-lock brakes and rear-view cameras.  But there are some very basic parts of your car that are designed to help keep you safe on the road.  If you can keep them well maintained, you will improve your safety chances greatly.  Keep on top of vehicle maintenance.

For one, your car locks can really help protect you from many safety hazards.  Not only are they a deterrent to burglars and car jackers, they can help keep you and your family safe when you are driving as well.  Child locks can keep curious children from opening the car door when you do not want them to.  Car locks can also keep you safe inside the car during a collision or other accident.  If you notice your locks not working properly, contact your car dealer or locksmith to figure out the problem.  It may be an easy fix, but it can really make your driving experience a much safer one.

Another safety feature your car has that may be overlooked is your tires.  You may not think too much about replacing them, but if they are worn down you might want to consider it.  Your tires help keep your car from skidding into danger.  If they have thin or worn treads, the chance of a blow-out is much greater.  As a bonus, having good, properly filled tires on your car can save you money at the gas pumps.  They can provide you with better gas mileage.

When thinking of safety and your vehicle, do not overlook the basics of your car.  Proper maintenance can really help keep you and everyone else on the road safe.  Check your tires and locks regularly to make sure they are in proper working order.