Keeping up with your car’s maintenance is an important key in staying safe while driving. Throughout the year, your car has different needs. Downpours, freezing rain, snow, heat, dust, stop-and-go traffic, mud, and slick road conditions, all take different tolls on your vehicle. Check out our list of year-round car maintenance to be aware of when the weather changes.


When spring time approaches, you’ll want to pay attention to your tires, wiper blades, underbody, brakes, and fluids. You may think that if your car has all season tires, that there is no maintenance needed – this isn’t true. In the spring, you should rotate your tires if you aren’t replacing them.

Wiper blades and brakes take on a bigger role during winter months so they should both be examined carefully when the snow has cleared. Wiper blades have to move heavier slush or are being used to try to clear ice off your windshield. Brakes should be checked to see how much wear occurred during the winter months.


During the summer, it’s a good idea to check your air conditioning, cooling system, oil, lights, and battery. In hot months, the leading cause of a vehicle breakdown is overheating. The cooling system should be checked and refilled according to manufacturer standards.

Batteries can fail at any time of the year, and typically last 3-5 years. You should test your battery periodically to determine if yours is starting to fail.


Mechanical failures can be disastrous, particularly in the winter. It’s a good idea to check your heater, defroster, exhaust system, and tires. If your heater is not working properly, it can make for a miserable winter. Make sure it’s up and running before cold temperatures hit.

Following these helpful tips can help mitigate the possibility of a car accident in West Virginia. If a car accident does occur, avoid these mistakes and contact a qualified car accident attorney to help guide you through the legal process.

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

  • Taylor Downs was easy to talk to (I do not speak the legal language well!) and was very upfront and honest about the entire process of my case. He kept me updated as the case progressed, and answered my relentless questions. The end result was a favorable settlement that I’m not sure could have been any better with anyone else. In short, go see Taylor if you have a case. Don’t be intimidated to go seek his help, he won’t blow your brains out with “legal speak”.


  • Being referred to Taylor was the best thing I could have asked for. Taylor and staff are very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


  • If I ever have to go through it again I would definetly call Taylor right away. The group was so helpful through my situation and handled everything that needed to be done. They made a stressful situation a stress free situation. With Taylor you dont have to worry about one thing. Definietly would recomend to anyone.

    - TAYLOR G.

  • Efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly.


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Manchin Injury Law Group, Took care of me when I got into a car accident while I was pregnant. Very scary moment for a first time mom but thankfully Manchin Injury Law Group had my back and treated me great. They made me feel as if I was part of their family. My son is now 7 Months Old and very happy and healthy. I’m very thankful for them for helping me through everything and getting me what we deserved. I 100% would recommend them to anyone. If I ever have an accident again they will be my number 1 phone call!


  • The support given helped me to feel like I was included in my personal injury case every step of the way. I was informed about the entire process throughout. It was amazing how quick the turn around time was and I would definitely recommend Attorney Timothy J. Manchin to anyone!


  • Taylor and Kelly worked hard on my case so I didn’t have to. Thanks guys!


  • Excellent experience dealing with Manchin Injury Law. They were very responsive, professional and easy to talk to. I did my homework before I hired a lawyer after my accident and I am so glad I found Manchin Injury Law Group. If you are injured, give them a call!


  • Taylor and Tim helped make a difficult moment in life, a little more bearable. Easy to communicate with and informative. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone.


  • Kelly and Taylor did all the hard work so that I didn’t have to. They both cared about my circumstance and got me a nice settlement. Taylor knows what he is doing and I felt comfortable with my case in his hands.


  • Great lawyers. They helped me with a West Virginia case.


  • Such a great experience with Taylor and this firm. Thankful for their diligence and their work on our case. Thank you to all!


  • Had a easy and smooth experience with a great attorney so when you go there make sure you ask for Taylor.


  • My experience at the Manchin Injury Law Group was extremely positive, and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a compassionate and experienced lawyer on their side.


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