How does understanding your vehicle's components lead to safe driving?

We were learning about various parts of cars today in driver’s ed. My instructor said that this will make us safer drivers but I don’t understand how. Why is it helpful to know about car parts in order to drive safely?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Understanding your vehicle’s components leads to safe driving because you’re better able to recognize if something is wrong. If you hear your brakes make a squealing noise, for example, knowing that this might
mean you need new brake pads
could save you from finding out the hard way.
And if you know
what the lights on your dashboard mean
, you can fix problems quickly (or make an appointment with a mechanic) before issues worsen or cause an accident.
For these reasons, knowing how your car works can save you time and money while keeping you safe. The
app can help do the same!
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