Car Maintenance is Critical to keeping your loved
ones Safely on the Road.
You have your checkoff lists for dorm room items, food and supplies, books, laptops and courses.
Did you forget to add your college-bound children’s vehicle maintenance items to that list?
Your neighborhood Springdale Automotive Centers understand your vehicle and are ready to keep you
and your family safely on the road.
Back to School Vehicle Check List
Hearing strange noises, smelling something different, smoke coming from your exhaust? Don’t
put off needed repairs as it can be dangerous and expensive.
No need to blow a tire early in the semester. Inspect your tires for signs of uneven tread wear.
Also check the tire pressure, making sure each tire is inflated to the manufacturer recommended
Examine your windshield wipers for signs of wear. If they are split or streak or smear when you
use them, it is time to replace them.
Make sure your headlights, brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers are working.
Replace any burned out bulbs.
Brakes naturally wear out as you use them. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your brakes
serviced, or you notice any braking issues, you should see your regular mechanic.
If your battery is more than three years old, have it checked.
Check the levels of the engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid and windshield
washer fluid. Your owner’s manual will specify the proper fluids to use.
Burned out lights not only create hazardous driving conditions, but can also get you a ticket.
Make sure all your lights and signals work properly and ask your mechanic if any look like they
will need a replacement soon.
Look at your air filter or have a mechanic help you. If it is filled with dirt and debris, have it
Emergencies happen. Double check that your vehicle is equipped with a spare tire, jack and lug
wrench and ensure that your vehicle is outfitted with jumper cables, road flares or reflective
warning triangles, flashlight, first aid kit, blanket, tool kit, fire extinguisher and extra food and