Whether you’re heading back to a college campus or just dropping kids off at elementary school every day, this is the time of year to start thinking about back-to-school driving. In addition to being prepared for school buses, this season means it’s time to think about getting auto tune-ups. Keep reading to learn a few things that should be checked, replaced and maintained this season:
- Inspect and rotate tires: Your tires should be rotated every six months to ensure even wear, reducing the chance of a blowout or other tire issues. If it’s been a while, bring your car to Gene’s 112 Auto Service Center for a tire rotation today.
- Check brakes: Driving on worn-down brakes is just a recipe for disaster. If your brakes squeal when you’re slowing down, or if they’re less responsive than usual, it could be time to replace the pads or make repairs.
- Replace headlight bulbs: It’s getting darker earlier and earlier each evening. To prepare for the shorter days and longer nights, you may need to replace your headlights. This is a quick fix that you can make on your own, but our pros are happy to take care of it for you.
- Look for leaks: Your car should never be leaking any fluids. If you notice any dark spots on your driveway or in parking lots where you’ve parked your car, bring your vehicle in for service right away. Scheduling routine auto tune-ups can reduce the chance of leaks and help you avoid subsequent repairs.
- Fill windshield wiper fluid: Fall weather can be unpredictable—we may see pop-up showers or even a snowstorm at any time now. Make sure you’re able to see in any adverse weather by refilling your windshield wiper fluid today. This is another easy task, but we’re happy to handle it during your seasonal auto inspection.
- Ensure seatbelts are working: Now’s a good time to make sure your seatbelts work, especially if you’re in charge of driving other kids to school. Don’t just stop with the driver seatbelt and passenger seatbelt, though—double-check that every seatbelt in your vehicle is working.
- Check heating system: Let’s hope you don’t need to turn on your car’s heat anytime soon. But when the temperature inevitably drops, you’ll want your heater to work properly. Our pros can take a quick look at your vehicle’s HVAC system to ensure you’ll stay comfortable through the fall and into the winter.
- Change oil: Fall is always a good time to schedule an oil change. Your auto technician can replace your current oil with oil developed for colder temperatures to keep your engine running at peak performance during the coldest months of the year.
Bring your car to Gene’s 112 Auto Service Center
Nobody tops our team when it comes to auto tune-ups. We’re a full-service auto shop, providing everything you need to keep your car running as best as possible throughout the year. Come in today to get a full diagnostic test to ensure your car is as safe as possible.
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