Although it may still feel like summer time outside, back-to-school time is right around the corner. August is always a busy month for parents and kids. Parents are trying to squeeze in last minute vacations and the kids are wanting to play with their friends all day! One item that is not usually on the top of the to-do list when heading back to school is your vehicle maintenance. Whether you’re attending high school, heading back to college or you’re the chauffeur for your family, your vehicle is going to need a little TLC before heading back to school and work!
Check the Simple Things
Make sure you check your windshield wipers, windshield wiper fluid, battery terminals and your headlights and brake lights! These may seem like a very silly things to check, but you don’t want one of your children driving to college to get in a wreck or pulled over because of a break light being out! These are a few and simple things to check that will ensure you and your children are safe on the road!
Under the Hood
Open up your hood and check your fluid levels of engine oil, coolant and transmission, and brake and power steering fluid. Your owner’s manual will illustrate where everything is located and the proper levels to maintain! Also while you are under the hood, check for any leaks and locate the source if there are leaks. Check the battery also.
Check the Tires
Check the tires for uneven tread wear, nails or other potential hazards. One easy way to check tread depth is inserting a penny into a groove—if any part of Abe Lincoln’s head is obscured, you have enough tread. Check the pressure on each tire with a gauge when they’re cold (not driven). Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s suggested pressure, which is located on most vehicles on a sticker inside the driver’s door, center console, glove compartment lid or in the owner’s manual. Also, make sure the spare tire is inflated and a jack, lug wrench and jumper cables are in the trunk!
Make sure to schedule a service appointment with one of our certified technicians that will be able to service your vehicle and get you back on the road! Doing routine maintenance on your vehicle will not only ensure your safety on the road, but it will also prolong the life of your vehicle!
All Star Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Highway in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!
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