Educate yourself about your car.
Getting Your Car Ready for Back to School
Now that school is back in session, it’s essential to get your car in check before taking off for the long road. Whether you’re road tripping with a few colleagues or expect to do a lot of intensive driving to and from campus, it’s always a good idea to make sure your car is running its best to save you from future problems. Your car should be the last of your worries when you have lots of studying to do!
Check vitals under the hood
Stray away from maintenance issues and costly repairs by getting your oil, fluids (including coolant and transmission), and battery inspected. Getting your car ready for increased driving is important for a less stressful ride along the way. In addition, it’s always best to know your car by getting familiar with your owner’s manual.
Check lights and wipers
A long drive to campus means making sure your visibility is open and clear. Especially if you know you’re driving through rain or fog terrains, checking your lights and wipers is crucial for your safety as well as the passengers in your car if you’ll be carrying them. Check both inside and outside light and replace any dim lights or blinkers that isn’t functioning correctly. You might want to get in a quick car wash as well for clean, transparent windows.
Your brakes are the most important safety feature of your car. Take the time to get your brakes professionally inspected for screeching, grinding, clicking noises, as well as illuminated brake lights.
In addition to getting your brakes checked, be sure to get your tires checked for uneven tread wear or other potential hazards. It’s always best to get them realigned for the long journey ahead for smooth, comfortable driving. Furthermore, be sure to make sure the tire pressure is properly set, especially since the weather is getting a bit more chilly for back to the school season.