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Vehicle Walk Around

Always do a quick walk around your car before heading out

For safety and peace of mind, you should always take a quick walk around your vehicle before heading out. A quick view of the tires, the side of the passenger side of the car, etc. could prevent a dangerous situation. Also, if you are in a parking lot, take a walk around the passenger side, back, etc. to make sure no damage has been done to the vehicle. If it has, you can use the parking lot security to determine what happened to share with your insurance company.

Before going for a drive inspect your car for any possible issues including tires. - Brought to you by Riverhead Road Rescue and Towing Service

Tire Inspection: The Foundation of Safe Driving One of the main reasons for a pre-drive walk around your car is to inspect the tires. Tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, making them crucial for overall safety. Check for any signs of wear, cuts, bulges, or low tire pressure. Properly inflated and well-maintained tires enhance traction, handling, and fuel efficiency.


Scratches and Dents: Aesthetic and Structural Concerns A parking lot can be a minefield for your vehicle, with shopping carts, car doors, posing potential threats. Walking around your car allows you to identify any new scratches, dents, or other cosmetic damages. While these may not directly affect the functionality of your car, addressing them promptly can prevent rusting and maintain the vehicle's resale value.



Security Cameras: A Modern Tool for Vehicle Protection In the unfortunate event that you discover damage during your pre-drive inspection, modern technology comes to the rescue. Many parking lots are equipped with security cameras. If you notice suspicious damages and are unsure of their origin, you can review the footage from these cameras to identify any potential culprits.



Proactive Measures for a Safer Drive By incorporating a pre-drive exterior check of your vehicle into your routine, you are adopting a proactive approach to vehicle maintenance and safety. Regular inspections allow you to catch potential issues early, preventing them from escalating into more significant problems down the road. This not only saves you money on extensive repairs but also ensures that your car remains a reliable mode of transportation.


Simple Steps for a Comprehensive Inspection:

  • Walk around your car, inspecting each tire for wear and tear.

  • Check the tire pressure using a gauge and adjust if necessary.

  • Examine the body of your car for any scratches, dents, or other damages.

  • If you discover any damage, check for nearby security cameras and report incidents to the appropriate authorities if needed.

Taking a few minutes for a pre-drive perimeter check is a small investment that can yield significant returns in terms of safety, maintenance, and overall peace of mind. By adopting this habit, you not only protect yourself and your passengers but also contribute to the longevity and appearance of your vehicle. So, the next time you're about to embark on a journey, take a moment to walk around your car – your vehicle and your future self will thank you.

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