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The Most Important Safety Feature on Your Vehicle To Prevent Auto Body Shop Repair

Getting in an accident, whether it is with your RV or your daily driver, is no fun. Collisions can cause life-threatening injuries and even minor accidents can result in hefty medical and auto body shop repair costs. The good news is that there are some key safety features on your vehicle that can help you avoid accidents and reduce repair costs. But do you know what the most important of these safety features is?

The Most Important Safety Feature on Your Vehicle

  • Thinking airbags? Great feature, but not the most important.
  • Seat belts? Also good at reducing injuries, but still not the most important.
  • Advanced driver-assist technologies? These are fantastic technological improvements that can help drivers avoid accidents, when used correctly, but still not at the top of the list.

At the top of the list, the most important safety feature on your vehicle, are the brakes.

The braking system in your RV, truck, or other vehicle is the critical system that allows drivers to stop in the event of a potential collision and avoid that collision. All other systems come secondary, as it is your brakes that are your frontline defense from collisions.

Also, when your braking system doesn’t work correctly, if your brakes are worn or otherwise go out, then you lose your ability to stop to prevent an accident. So that if you’re driving down the road and suddenly cannot stop, the failure of your braking system can directly lead to a fender bender accident. Driving a large RV, this is even more dangerous. In other words, improperly working brakes risk your safety, the passengers, and the vehicle, as well as the safety of everyone else on the road.

The question is, when was the last time you had the braking system in your vehicle checked at your local auto body shop? Quality brake pads should last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles, but that lifespan can be greatly shortened depending upon the type of driving conditions you drive in. For example, lots of rain, snow, and desert driving can wear down brake pads more quickly.

Get Your Braking System Checked Today

If you can’t remember when the last time you had your brakes checked at your local auto body shop was, then the time is probably nigh. Contact our friendly auto body shop today to learn more and to schedule your vehicle or RV’s next service appointment.