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Back to School Car Maintenance

Back to School Car Maintenance | Road Runner Auto Care

August is here, and that means that people will be heading back to school. If you have children, then you probably have a long list of things that you have to get done before the school year starts. Car maintenance is one of the things that you need to add to the list. Your car needs the following types of maintenance.

Check the Oil

The condition of your vehicle, how often you drive, and the type of oil that you use will determine how often you need vehicle maintenance. However, if you have not had the oil changed in a few months, then now is a good time for you to make a trip to the auto shop. Oil changes help you protect your engine. They will also help your vehicle last longer. Additionally, oil changes can help you reduce the amount that you spend on gas.

Inspect Your Brakes

Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. They can help you avoid an accident, which can save your life. That is why it is a good idea to have a brake inspection. Brake pads and brake rotors tend to wear out over time.

Tire Inspection

Properly cared for tires can last for several years. Your tires are subjected to a lot of wear and tear because they are in constant contact with the road. You need to check the tire pressure. Over or under-inflated tires can lead to a blowout.

You should also make sure that your tires have enough tread on them. Furthermore, you may need to rotate your tires. Most tires need to be rotated every 7,500 miles. However, it is a good idea to check with the manufacturer to see how often your tires need to be rotated.

Put Together A Car Emergency Kit

You never know what you may encounter while on the road. However, you can prepare for the unexpected by putting together an emergency kit. A cell phone charger, shovel, snacks, water, spare tire, jack, jumper cables, and a flashlight are some of the things that should be inside of the kit.