Back-to-school time can be very busy for students and parents alike. One item that should be on the top of the to-do lists is car care maintenance. Whether they?re attending high school or heading off to college, this can be a great time to have a maintenance check performed to help get your student?s car ready for the school season.
According to one Indiana based dealership , “Making sure the college-bound vehicle gets a passing grade will give both the student and their parents peace of mind for the drive back to school. It?s always a good idea to inspect a vehicle and have any repairs done?near home, at a familiar repair shop?.
Consider this car care checklist to help get your student?and their car?ready for a great school year.
?? Tires and tire pressure
???Hoses and belts
???Exterior and interior lighting
???Fluid levels, including engine oil, power steering, brake, transmission, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant
In addition, a through tune-up should also be performed, which includes inspecting the following systems: battery, charging and starting; engine mechanical; power train control; fuel; ignition; and emissions. For extra safety, vehicles should have a roadside emergency kit that includes items such as flares, a first aid kit, a tire-changing jack, a tire pressure gage, jumper cables and a blanket.
Following these ten tips will go a long way to reducing maintenance costs, increasing your car?s reliability and protecting your family members during the coming school year.