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The Importance of Brake Maintenance

A vehicle’s brakes are not only important for preventing accidents with other cars; they also help prevent a driver from crashing into nonmoving objects like trees or from missing a turn or curve and making contact with a wall or other object. When the brakes are not maintained properly, they are likely to cause accidents.

One of the most common ways of preventing accidents is by inspecting the brakes at regular intervals. This will help ensure that the brakes are never allowed to get to the point where they need extensive work or are in a position to fail. If the pads and shoes on the brakes for all of the wheels are not kept in good condition, the brakes are likely not to perform at their highest capacity when they are needed.

Another problem with brakes occurs when the anti-lock braking system (ABS) fails. This safety system on prevents the brakes from locking up and reduces the chances that a car will go into a skid. If not maintained or repaired, a car is more likely to skid on wet roads when trying to stop. In addition, the car is more likely to skid on dry pavement as well, since the brakes are allowed to lock.

The brakes on a car are a driver’s first line of defense against accidents, after being a careful driver. Braking systems are imperative for preventing injuries to both the driver and the drivers of other cars.

Contact a Wisconsin Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another individual or corporation, you may be able to claim damages. To learn more, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874.

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