Back-to-school season can be hectic for both parents and students alike. We all seem to have a mile-long to-do list. Even in the wake of COVID-19, and schools being different this year, we have to ensure we stay up on vehicle maintenance. The technicians at Carlsbad Auto Service recommend making sure vehicle maintenance is on your to-do list.
Keeping up with preventative maintenance can prevent potentially costly and dangerous repairs down the road. We don’t want you to have to deal with significant auto repairs during the busy school season. Here is how we plan on getting your vehicle ready for the back-to-school season:
Our technicians will examine your vehicle’s fluid levels, including your motor oil, coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid. We will also look for any leaks.
We will take a look at your vehicle’s battery to ensure all connections are correctly tightened, and we will also clean any corrosion off your terminals. If your battery is more than two years old, we will test it to see how much charge is left.
Properly inflated tires are an absolute must -- they can negatively affect your vehicle’s driveability, safety, and gas mileage. Our technicians will examine your vehicle’s tire pressure, and if necessary, we will rotate your tires to prevent uneven tread wear.
Don’t forget about your vehicle’s lighting system. When we think of vehicle safety, it is easy to remember the more complex systems in our vehicle, such as your braking system or transmission. However, your lighting system plays a vital role in your vehicle’s overall safety. Imagine how dark of a night it would be without properly working headlights. We will examine your headlights, fog lights, turn signals, brake signals, and emergency hazard lights. If needed, we will replace any bulbs.
Our team will also examine any other systems in your vehicle that are imperative to your vehicle’s overall safety, driveability, and longevity. We will make sure you start this school year right. Preventative maintenance will save you both time and money in the long run. You will have one less thing to worry about. Schedule an appointment today for an inspection. We look forward to seeing you at our shop, located at 3181 Tyler Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008.