Tips for Long Drives

Summer is certainly here and with these warmer days comes increased road travel. Many Los Angelenos looking to escape high temperatures head to cooler locations, often near the beach. Many other Los Angeles residents plan family road trips, often across the country or just up the state. If you and your loved ones are planning to do some driving this summer, remember to stay safe both on and off the roads.  In addition to common sense precautions, it is important to ensure that your car or truck is safe for both short and long-distance travel.

Read on for a few steps you and your family can take to ensure vehicle safety while driving this summer. And remember, if you or a loved one is injured in a serious car accident, contact a top personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights and potential financial recovery.


• Check the auto recall list. Before you head out on the open road, make sure that your vehicle is not on a recall list. Millions of vehicles are recalled each year for a variety of defects and it is important that your vehicle is not one of them before or that you take the necessary precautions if it is. If your vehicle has been recalled for a safety issue, an experienced car accident lawyer will tell you to immediately take it to the dealer and get the problem fixed before you take your road trip. Recall related repairs are usually free.

• Check your tires. Extreme heat and dry conditions cause tires to fail more during the summer during other months. If you have bald tires, you change them before you get started on your trip. Make sure your tires are rotated and filled appropriately.

• Check your brakes. When you need to slam on the brakes to avoid a serious collision, you are relying greatly on the effectiveness of your brakes. Therefore, before you head out on your summer road trip, make sure that your brakes are in excellent working condition.

• Keep your windshield wipers in good condition. Dirt, dust, and Los Angeles air can collect on your windshield, making it nearly impossible to see out of. Summer time showers can happen unexpectedly. Therefore, it is important you know that you can rely on your windshield wipers to keep your windshield clean and allow you to see clearly and without impediment.

For more information on Los Angeles car accidents, including how to avoid them, contact a skilled personal injury lawyer today.

If you or a loved one has been injured by another person’s negligence, contact BIKLAW today to discuss how you might be able recover financial damages for your injuries.


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