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Car-Maintenance-Safety

 

 

Review regular

maintenance schedule in

your owner’s manual.

Replace air filters every

12 months or

12,000 miles.

Replace spark plugs every

30,000 miles.

 

Replace serpentine belts

every 40,000 miles.

 

Replace the timing belt

every 60,000 miles.

 

Change oil every 3,000

miles.

 

Regularly check the

tension of seat belts and

buckle function.

Regularly check all

external lights.

 

Regularly inspect

wiper blades.

 

Check all engine fluid

levels each time you

buy gas.

Fill tires to recommended

pressure setting and

check tire treads.

Verify you have a spare

tire and jack.

 

Have an emergency

supply kit in your vehicle.

 

Do not skip scheduled

service.

 

CAR MAINTENANCE ISSUES MOST LIKELY TO CAUSE AN ACCIDENT

Brakes

of crashes

Steering, suspension, transmission, or engine-related

of crashes

Tires or wheels

of accidents

 

HOW MANY CAR CRASHES ARE CAUSED

BY CAR ISSUES EACH YEAR?

→ Only 2% of crashes are caused by mechanical issues.

→ The vast majority of crashes are caused by driver error.

 

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