Now that summer is coming to an end, fall is quickly approaching. Fall also means back-to-school season. It is a time for new clothes, haircuts, and the never ending school supply list. But with all the preparations for school, have you added car maintenance to the list of things to do?
Completing an annual vehicle maintenance checklist is important for your child’s safety. The car maintenance checklist highlights why tire service and vehicle repair is essential to maintaining a properly serviced vehicle. Please utilize this convenient and easy to use back to school checklist that is full of handy tips to get your vehicle ready for school this fall.
Back to School Vehicle Maintenance Checklist
Sometimes it the simplest and most trivial tasks that ensure the most safety for all those that ride in your car. When was the last time you checked the tire pressure on all of your vehicle’s tires? It is recommended that you should check your car’s tire pressure monthly. Not only does it increase safety but with proper tire pressure you can increase your gas mileage up to 0.6 MPG.
Just like in your home, your vehicle’s air filters need to be checked. Dirty and clogged air filters can be damaging to your car’s engine and may weaken the vehicle’s performance. Also, harmful toxins can enter the vehicle as the fan is running for heat and air.
Checking your vehicle’s spark plugs is a simple inspection that can prevent an inconvenient vehicle breakdown. Worn or damaged spark plugs may leave you stranded. Be sure to check your car’s spark plugs regularly
Did you know that when your vehicle’s fuel level drop below half tank, the remaining fuel evaporates easily. Other critical issues that may arise when driving on a near empty fuel tank, the car’s fuel pump will suck up residue and debris that collects in the bottom of the gas tank which could cause malfunctions with your car’s fuel system. Increase fuel efficiency and money by making sure the fuel level does not fall below half tank.
A commonly overlooked vehicle safety check is the car’s headlights. Check your headlights for dimming and weak performance to ensure that a bulb replacement is not needed. It is recommended that if you change one bulb you should also change the others as well.
Let Us Inspect Your Vehicle
Our Reliable Import Service Center in Raleigh, NC will gladly inspect your car. Keep your children safe in a well-maintained vehicle. Give us a call at (919) 821-1077 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.