The end of summer signals the beginning of a new school season. Whether you’re dreading the drive or can’t wait to return, make sure you perform these essential back-to-school car maintenance steps before hitting the road this fall.
Lights and Wipers
Few things are as important to safe driving than visibility, which is why it’s an absolute must to inspect all vehicle lights and wipers before heading back to school. Make sure all headlamps, turn signals, brake lights, and tail lights are working. And test your vehicle’s windshield wipers to make sure they’re doing their job. If the wipers are cracked, bent, or damaged, it’s easy and inexpensive to replace them.
Minor brake problems can gradually turn into major ones, so it’s important to address these issues as soon as they arise. If you’ve noticed any squealing or grinding while driving or braking, have your vehicle’s brakes serviced right away.
Healthy tires are key to great fuel economy as well as safe driving. Make a habit of routinely checking your vehicle’s tires for proper inflation and tire pressure, as well as tread condition.
Sour Lake Ford is here to make back-to-school auto care as easy as it should be. Contact us to schedule your fall service appointment today.