man in checkered shirt driving, view from back seat passenger looking over driver's shoulder

Parts of Your Vehicle You Should Always Check Before Driving

When it comes to vehicle safety, it’s best practice to always check certain parts of your vehicle before driving. If you make it a habit to routinely inspect your vehicle before taking it out for a spin or off on a long trip, you’re more likely to make it to your destination without vehicle trouble along the way. 

To stay safe, make sure you check the following parts before you drive your vehicle:

  • Under the car. Is your car leaking? You won’t know until you look under your car. Leaks can mean serious vehicle issues, so be sure that your car isn’t leaking any oil or other fluids before you drive it.
  • Tires. Survey all four of your tires to gauge if their air pressure is where it should be. If any of your tires look particularly low, you should inflate it by adding more air to it or replacing it entirely if it appears punctured. Driving with low tire pressure is a recipe for disaster.
  • Windows and mirrors. Are your windows clear and your mirrors properly adjusted? These are integral to driving safely. You should clean your windows and adjust your mirrors if they’re not adequately clean or adjusted. This will make it easier to see all around your vehicle while in the driver’s seat.
  • Dashboard lights. Do your dashboard lights look like they should when everything in your car is working properly and in order? Or is a warning light on? Make it a habit to always check your dashboard lights for any signs that your vehicle may not be operating at its best.

Checking these three parts of your vehicle before any trip, short or long, is in your best interest. Start today to establish a good habit!

If you ever experience a roadside emergency, call Tow Pro at 888.695.1555 for a tow! Tow Pro is available 24/7 with towing services for your vehicle, no matter its size or condition.

Previous Post
Warning Signs That Your Vehicle Could Break Down
Next Post
How Do Different Types of Tow Trucks Work?