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Back To School Checklist

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Back To School Checklist

The new school season is just around the corner, and that means one thing for parents: back-to-school shopping! But don't forget about your car. It's important to do some repairs and maintenance before the kids start filling up the backseat with homework and soccer gear. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for getting your car ready for the new school year.


Include These Items On Your Checklist

Oil and Filter change - One of the most important things you can do for your car before the school year starts is to get an oil change. This will help keep your engine running smoothly and prevent any unexpected breakdowns. You should also check your tires and make sure they are properly inflated. This will help improve gas mileage and make your car safer to drive.


Fluids - while you're at it, don't forget to top up your fluids, if you haven't done it in a while. Transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and even windshield wiper fluid are important to remember.


Brakes - As kids begin racing home from school again, it's important to have good brakes on your vehicle. Be sure to have them checked by a professional before the school year starts. 


Tires - Your car's tires also need to be up to the task when you brake suddenly.  Check the tread on your tires and make sure they are not bald. If they are, it's time to replace them.


Field of Vision - you need good, clear optics. Make sure your windshield is clean and clear of any cracks or damage. Also, check your mirrors to make sure they are properly positioned.


Lights - all lights should be working, including brake lights, headlights, tail lights, and signals.


Car Seat Checks - if you have young children, it's important to make sure their car seats are properly installed.  Doing so will help ensure you meet the road more safely.


Have Fun And Enjoy The Coming Year

With this checklist completed, you can rest assured that your car is ready for the new school year. Keep your family safe and stress-free by being prepared ahead of time! If you take care of these things before the school year starts, you can rest assured that your car will be able to handle everything the school year throws at it! So make sure to add these items to your back-to-school checklist!

Your car will thank you for it. And feel free to call on Ponder Auto Repair as your go-to auto repair shop for regular maintenance and repairs. Our ASE-Certified auto mechanics are ready to help, bringing decades of experience to the Johnson City community. Visit our website today to schedule an appointment. Also, don't forget to add us on Facebook, we post all sorts of great stuff, and we would love to interact with you!


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