Back to School

The new school year is upon us, now is the time to make sure your vehicle is ready for school carpools, college commutes and simple every day trips.

Check Your Tires

Tires that do not have enough tread are extremely dangerous. Low tread can hinder stopping power, give you a higher chance of a blowout, and give you less traction during wet weather. Checking your tread can easily be done at home using the Penny Test.


Penny Test- Place a penny upside down in your tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it is time for new tires.


Change Your Oil

When was the last time you changed your vehicle's engine oil? An oil change is vital to your engine’s health by reducing friction, keeping wear and tear to a minimum, and removing sludge from your engine. Check your vehicle's owner’s manual to find out how often you should be changing your oil.

 

Check Your Brakes

Your brakes are another one of those components that will wear out eventually, and should be checked regularly. If you hear a loud squeaking every time you press the brakes, it’s probably due to a small piece of metal rubbing against your brake rotor to warn you the pads are getting low. Worn-out brakes can cause your vehicle to stop slower than normal, and in some cases, not at all.

 

Top Off Fluids

Check your windshield wiper fluid. Then check your engine oil levels. Lastly, check your power steering fluid levels. If this level has dropped below operating standards, you may have a serious problem and should bring your vehicle into our service center for repair.

 

Check Your Battery

Check your battery to see how much life is left in it. Nobody likes getting into their vehicle only to hear it struggle to turn over and then eventually quit, especially when they’re in a hurry. To make matters worse, a dead battery comes often with little to no warning. Checking your battery is fairly simple to do with a volt-meter or bring it to us to check for you.

Wherever your back-to-school journey takes you, we want to help you get there safely.
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