Making sure your CA car insurance is up-to-date and adequate to meet your needs in case of an accident while driving on one of Golden State’s highways or byways is imperative for financial protection. However there are other ways to help lower the chance of being involved in a damaging collision.
One of these is watching your speed and always drive according the conditions. Should the road be wet and greasy after a downpour of rain, or icy due to freezing weather, or just be a poorly-maintained stretch of road, slow your car to meet these changed driving needs. Always keep in mind that your car will take far longer to stop in slippery conditions.
Secondly, make sure you keep your car well maintained. Along with taking the vehicle to your mechanic for its regular checkup, do some maintenance work yourself. Check the tires for any wear and tear, monitor the oil (including brake fluid) and water levels and take note of the car’s performance. This may include listening to hear if the brakes “squeal” as you apply them and noticing whether or not the vehicle feels sluggish in performance.
Monitoring your car and getting it regularly serviced may help reduce the incidence of being involved in an accident. Not only should this help lower the chance of being injured, but also reduce the risk of claims on your CA car insurance policy.