While you’re getting back-to-school ready, take some time out of your day to get your car back-to-school-ready, too. The last thing you need on a busy school morning is for your car to breakdown mid-way through your carpool. Here are some tips on how to get your car back-to-school ready so both you and your car make it through the day with no major issues:
1. Check Your Fluids:
Your fluids are important; they’re what help your engine function. Make sure you check your oil, coolant, transmission, brake and power steering fluid. You can find all of these in reservoirs underneath your hood. It’s important to top off fluids that are low.
It’s also important to change your oil if it’s old. Topping it off will help if it’s just low, but not if it’s gunky from being too old.
2. Test Your Battery:
Check how strong your battery is to make sure it’s got a good enough charge to keep you going. An especially weak battery should be replaced. You can take it to the dealer to get it checked or use a tool called a voltmeter.
3. Fill Your Tires:
Make sure your tire pressure is correct. Under- or over-inflated tires can cause serious accidents, so make sure your tires have proper PSI. Also, make sure your tires have good tread. If they have significant tread wear, it might be time to rotate them or replace them.
If you would prefer to have our Subaru experts check out your car, stop by Ed Shults Subaru and we will make sure your vehicle is ready to go for the new school year. Good luck with your car and with the new school year!