The back-to-school season is in full swing, and Dr. Automotive wants to remind you of the importance of vehicle preparation, especially for new drivers and college students heading away to school. Whether it’s a teenager who has just obtained their permit or a young adult prepping for college, proper vehicle maintenance ensures safety and reliability. Here’s a guide to keeping your vehicle in top shape for the season!

For New Drivers

Congratulations to those teenagers who’ve recently obtained their driving permits! As you embark on this new adventure, here are some essential at-home maintenance tips:

  1. Check the Tire Pressure: Ensure that the tires are inflated to the proper pressure level. This improves fuel efficiency and safety.
  2. Inspect Lights: Make sure all lights, including turn signals, are functioning properly.
  3. Verify Fluid Levels: Keep an eye on the engine oil, coolant, and windshield washer fluid levels.

For College Students Heading Away

Ready to drive off to college? Don’t forget to perform these maintenance tasks:

  1. Test the Battery: Ensure your battery has a full charge so that you don’t end up stranded.
  2. Brake Inspection: If you notice any unusual noises or feel any vibrations, it may be time for a professional check.

Professional Maintenance at Dr. Automotive

Certain tasks require professional attention, and our skilled technicians are here to assist you:

– Full Brake Service: A complete inspection of the brake system to ensure your safety on the road.

– Engine Tune-Up: Keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently with our comprehensive tune-up service.

– Coolant System Maintenance: As the temperatures drop in fall, a properly functioning cooling system is crucial.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Prevent unexpected breakdowns this school year. Call Dr. Automotive at 615-220-0971 to schedule your appointment. We proudly serve Smyrna, TN, and the surrounding areas. Drive safe, and let us take care of your car so that you can focus on education!