Summer time in Windsor, a time of the season we wait all year for, however many of us may not have our vehicles properly prepared for this time of the season. After the harsh winter season, we must make the proper adjustments to our vehicles to assure that if something goes wrong during the heat of the summer, we have the tools and resources to make it through unharmed.
Throughout our Canadian summers, many individuals and families travel around the nation and beyond. In fact, according to a Canadian Travel Survey performed by Statistics Canada, tourism in Canada accounted for $48 billion, of which domestic tourism accounted for $32.90 billion of the total in 1998.
Of course, these numbers account for tourism throughout the entire year. No matter the case, auto accidents have been proven to be increased during the summer months, as travelling is more relevant. Thus, our auto accident lawyers are here to protect victims whom have been injured as a result of the negligent actions of another individual.
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Summer Vehicle Preparation Tips
As we have all four seasons here in Windsor, Ontario, we must prepare our vehicles for each of them. This means having them maintained properly to assure travel across our roadways is safe and enjoyable. As responsible members of our Ontario community, our lawyers have created a list of summer vehicle preparation tips to help keep you and your family safe during the summer months.
A few summer vehicle preparation tips include:
Check All Lights
Checking your light bulbs is simple and can help prevent you from being involved in an accident by increasing your visibility and making other drivers aware of your location.
Check your Cooling and Air Conditioning Systems
It has been proven that the top cause for cars breaking down is related to coolant and overheating problems. Our lawyers recommend to routinely cleaning any leaves and debris which could catch in the fins of the radiator or air conditioner and could hinder your vehicles ability to properly cool itself.
Check your Gas Cap
Checking to see if your gas cap has been fastened properly plays a critical role on the emission control of your vehicle. Our lawyers recommend to double check your gas cap and make sure it is fastened properly each time you fill up at the gas station.
Check your Tires
Checking your tire pressure along with wear and tear can assist in fuel economy and greatly impact your maneuvering ability during emergency situations. Thus, our lawyers recommend checking tire pressure and tread at least once a month.
Schedule Routine Oil Changes
As oil plays a large role in maintaining the efficiency of our vehicles, it is necessary to check oil levels on a monthly basis. Our lawyers recommend having your oil changed once the scheduled time has been reached.
Some more supplies which should be included in your vehicle include:
- Car jack
- Closed toe shoes
- Drinking water
- Duct tape
- Energy bar
- Extra rags or towels
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Foam sealant for tires
- Fully charged mobile phone
- Jumper cables
- Multipurpose tools
- Reflective warning triangles
- Spare tire
- Tire pressure gauge
- Tow rope
- Umbrella or poncho
- Working gloves
By keeping our automobiles properly maintained, and we are prepared for the worst situations, we will be able to avoid struggles involved with being stranded on the side of the road. Our lawyers also advise that if your vehicle does break down, to activate the yield lights and pull your vehicle as far over on the shoulder as possible to avoid a collision.
Injured In A Crash? Contact Us Today
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our lawyers believe that if you or a member of your family has been involved in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages including; pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and property damage.
Located in Windsor, our lawyers are able to provide services throughout the entire province of Ontario and beyond.
Some local areas we serve include:
- Stoney Point
… Along with most areas surrounding these cities
To learn more about our law firm, we welcome you to contact us today at (866) 320-4770 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.