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Back to School Car Maintenance Checklist



Early September will be here before you know it, and you know what that means! Here comes the start of another school year! As a result, you need to get your car ready. College students need to have their vehicles serviced before heading back to school. Now is the time to have your car checked out and fixed up before starting the new school year in a few weeks. Make sure your vehicle is ready for the daily grind of work, school, and after-hours activities!


We have compiled a list of potential auto maintenance tasks for your convenience. Read on for a listing:



Check the oil level first.

Ensure your oil is at the right level and that of your car. Honest Accurate Auto Service offers no-cost oil inspections. Your 2004 Honda's increased oil consumption may be attributed to its almost 225,000 kilometers.



Make sure your headlights are in working order by checking them.

Darkness arrives early and lingers late as the year winds down. With the help of a buddy, double-check that your vehicle's lights (both forward and reverse) and turn signals (both left and right) are functioning correctly. Punishable by law is the intentional destruction of a braille light.



You should check your brakes.

Brakes are put through a lot, so keeping an eye on how well they're functioning is essential. Brake pads made of tough material may survive for a long time, but they often make a lot of noise when they wear out. Regular maintenance is required to keep the brake pads and rotors wearing at the same rate.



Check your tire pressure.

Only your car's tires really make contact with the road. You can't safely turn or stop on snow or ice without high-quality tires' traction. If the tread wears off at different rates in different tire parts, you may want to rotate them.