It’s back to school time, which means those vehicles on the
road are more important than ever. With the need to get the kids to the school
bus or to school itself, it’s very important to keep your vehicle running in
tip top shape so you can focus on the road ahead. Here are some tips to make sure you are ready
for the school year.
Check all your interior and exterior lights
You want to make sure that your lights are all
in working condition as we come upon shorter days so that you can see and be
Check your windshield wiper blades front and
Even though it’s still beautiful weather now,
Inclement weather is on its way in Northern Michigan. Make sure your wiper blades clear the window
completely so your view is not obstructed.
Make sure your brakes are functioning properly
Grinding, pulsating or squeaking noises are all
signs that your brakes need to be serviced.
Check your tires for excessive wear and/or over
or under inflation
If your tires aren’t up to par, it affects
steering, braking and just overall performance of your car. Make sure your tires are inflated to
manufacturer specs and that you have enough tread. Check to see if it is time for new tires or a
Make sure everyone in the vehicle is buckled up
Stress the importance of seatbelts to everyone
in the vehicle. Most accidents happen
close to home or school so you always want to be prepared
Sit down with your kids and go over the importance of being
aware of your surroundings at all times.
Even though pedestrians have the right of way, you can never be too
cautious. As a driver, you need to
always have your eyes on the road and minimize distractions so you can see
everything going on around you.
Auto Group wishes you and your friends and family the best
for the 2016-2017 school year!