It’s Almost Back to School Time!

back to school car maintenanceIt’s almost time for the kids to return to school, and nothing makes parents more nervous (or excited) to have their children head off for their first day! Now is the perfect time to make sure your car is at the top of its class.

If your children are too young to drive themselves, back-to-school time means more time spent in your vehicle. All that time waiting in the drop-off line at the school, driving from school to soccer practice and back home again can really take a toll on your vehicle.

Below, I have listed a few tips for keeping your car in great condition during this busy time!

  • Make sure to complete simple maintenance tasks like oil changes and tire rotations.
  • Check all the fluid levels and top them off if necessary including brake fluid, transmission fluid and coolant.
  • If you can’t remember the last time you changed your wiper blades, you might want to invest in some now before rain’s fall takes its toll.

While these are simple, minimal maintenance items, they will extend the life of your vehicle and keep it functioning properly. If your child has a vehicle of their own, make sure to stress the importance of regular maintenance before sending them off and make sure their vehicle has been washed and detailed.  No one wants to be the kid pulling into school with the dirty ride!