How safe is your ride, really? Being unsure of the answer means that every time you drive your car, you are putting yourself in danger. Problems with the seatbelt, the wheel, the tyres or any other component of the vehicle increase your risk of getting into an accident.
Before you get into your car again, novasmasrepairs.com.au advises to have it checked by an auto repairs specialist, especially if you have experienced any of the following:
Seat Belt Failure
The Government of Western Australia’s Department of Transport says one of the most important repairs that you should not delay is seat belt malfunction. This safety equipment has long since proven to be effective in preventing serious injuries and even deaths, but only when it functions properly.
DoT recommends having it repaired or replaced immediately once signs of disrepair, such as webbing nicks and damages, major wear and tear, and problems with parts (fittings, buckles or retractors) develop.
Leading insurance company CGU advises car owners to have their vehicle checked when it vibrates unnecessarily at speeds of between 80 to 100 km/hour. This may have happened to you while driving on country roads.
Malfunctioning Brake System
Like seat belts, the braking systems of automobiles have saved countless lives during accidents. But they do fail, too, especially when improperly maintained. One symptom of a defective brake system is steering to another side whenever you apply it.
This calls for a repair as soon as possible, as it may lead to a collision the next time you apply the brakes.
Automobiles, especially newer ones, are designed to last for a long time. But you also need to do your part as a car owner and have yours routinely checked to keep it functioning as much as possible.