Back-To-School Tips

Where did the time go? The summer is coming to an end in Brooklyn, NY. Students are now preparing to go back to school. To-Do lists are being made with many expenses to arrange. Necessities are prioritized at the top of the list and requests fall to the end. During this time many folks might neglectfully place their cars’ needs at the end of the list. Understandably, it is very hard for a vehicle to compete with your necessity to purchase books and other vital school supplies. However, preventative maintenance to your vehicle will also always remain to be very important, especially during the back-to-school transition period. Commuting becomes a daily must, and if you’re a college student who lives on campus more than likely you will have to a long-distance drive from your family residence to your school campus. Which just equals out to more driving!

To help prevent collateral damage and expense consequences such as potentially costly repairs due to lack of timely maintenance or potentially, Car Lovers Automotive suggests you check the following:

  1. Keep Up with Basic Maintenance:   make sure to ASAP complete simple maintenance tasks such as oil changes and tire rotation. Check all fluid levels and complete them when necessary and feasible, including brake fluid, transmission fluid and coolant; in this case being feasible means its completion is workably doable because you can tell by the color of the fluid inside yourself vehicle is still good, still has life in it thus completion will work and suffice…, while on the other hand if by their color you determine it’s too burned out and stale then a complete change of that particular fluid is required because a completion will simply be a waste of the money you paid for the completion fluid since it won’t work or only do so for mere days. Always keeping a detailed written note of every time you maintain your vehicle and change its fluids and oils is so important because if you don’t know when your car’s next maintenance and fluid changes are due you will either waste money by either doing so too prematurely or you can inadvertently go wayyy past its due date in which case you’ll be susceptible to more expensive failures and breakdowns that can also lead to dangerous accidents as well…, and if you can’t remember the last time you changed your wiper blades, you might want to invest in some now before fall’s rain start taking its toll. While these are simple, minimal maintenance items, they will extend the life of your vehicle and keep it functioning properly for a bit of time it’ll give you to start readying for the full, complete maintenance and fluid changes, etc. The goal is to protect your car at all times so you can at every moment be shielded in safety, great performance and mileage economy and against expensive dangerous breakdowns and malfunctions while keeping your vehicle in line for continued great changes of longevity,etc.
  2. Check your Owner’s Manual and if you misplaced it then find it i-on Google:&nbsp ; familiarize yourself with the recommended maintenance schedule explained in the Manual. If it is time for a 60,000 mile service, then be sure to ASAP take the time to have your vehicle undergo such service. Most major repairs can be prevented by following manufacturer recommendations. These services are inexpensive in the long haul and help ensure you and your family are safe, comffortable & secure on the road.
  3. Check Your Dash Board: &nbsp ;have you grown accustomed to a warning light? Don’t ignore it as most people who erroneously mistake for a discombabulated malfunctioning light often do! Have it checked out sooner rather than later to ensure everyhing its warning yo about is made good again by the actions you take. Again, catching a problem by its neck early on prevents costly future repairs, dangerous accidents and lack of safety, etc. So let’s always be proactive and exercise wisdom and pragmatism on our end of that sprectrum, OK? Great! Totally awesome, dude!
  4. Be Prepared: &nbsp ; make sure your vehicle at the very least always has basic safety equipment including jumper cables, a pair of gloves, flashlight with extra batteries, washer fluid, brake fluid, coolant and other items such items that can rescue you out from precarious predicaments such as being stranded because the vehicle doesn’t turn on or is grossly overheating, etc. A pre-packaged auto safety kit is also a great survival choice. They are compact and provide everything you need because they are manufactured with such goal in mind, so in them you’ll always find the perfect assortment of such items. Some other good ideas include granola bars, compact winter shovels, ice scrapers, blankets and bottled water.
  5. Stay Organized: &nbsp ; the cars of busy college students and parents with children in school often resemble cargo trucks or school buses after the advent of school. Books, sports gear, gym shoes, etc., often find a permanent home hoarded in vehicles. So stay organized! There are a number of bags and organizers which can help maximize the space in your trunk. Carve out some space just for your safety equipment so you will always be prepared.
  6. Know Your Car:   pay attention to your car and familiarize your child with the car as well. Make sure they know where they can find the safety equipment, spare tire and owner’s manual. Familiarize yourselves with the particular noises of your car so you are more aware of anything unfamiliar and different. (718)257-8210

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