Having a reliable ride at the start of the school year is very important. Whether you are a parent driving your young children to school or a high school student, putting your new driver's license to use, you will need to receive maintenance services before your first day back. And if you have any existing automotive issues, you should get them resolved by a qualified professional as soon as possible. In no time, your car will be ready for all the carpool rides to school and extracurricular activities!
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If you are ready to book a car maintenance appointment to get your car geared up for the school year ahead, but you aren't sure what maintenance services you might need, don't stress! We are here to make auto repair and maintenance simple for car owners, so we have a list of the most common maintenance services at the start of the school year.
With all of our recommendations, you will need to assess the condition of your car to determine if your car needs that specific service. If you haven't had any maintenance services in the past year, odds are you will need every service on our list.
If you are ever concerned about your car for any reason, just talk to your trusted mechanic, and they will help you get your car back to its prime condition!
Our maintenance recommendations for the start of the new school year:
- Oil change And Filter Replacement
- Tire Rotation
- Brake Check
- Top Off Fluids
- Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
- Battery Check
Change Your Oil
Many people know they need to get their oil changed regularly, but following through with this service is another story.
We recommend that car owners get their oil changed every 3,000-6,000 miles, but that number can vary depending on your specific vehicle, the oil you use, and your driving habits. If you haven't changed your oil all summer, now is the time to do it!
If you want to learn more about oil changes and why they are so important for your car, click here and read our blog post!
Rotate Your Tires
Without properly functioning tires, your car won't take you where you need to go. You might end up having to walk to school or take the bus!
To keep your tires in good condition, you will need to rotate them routinely. This will help prevent flat spots, which can cause a variety of performance issues as well as uneven wear and tear.
To learn more about rotating your tires, click here. We also have a step-by-step guide on checking your tire's tread, another important task you should add to your to-do list.
Have A Mechanic Inspect Your Brakes
Brakes can be overlooked, especially if there aren't any glaring issues. However, it is always a good idea to have them inspected often. This will help you avoid dangerous situations as you will be aware of issues before they occur.
Have a trusted mechanic take a look at your brakes and look for any signs of damage or other issues, including hard spots and cracks.
When it comes to your brakes, there are a lot of different components that need to be functioning, such as the brake pads, brake fluid, cylinder, power booster, brake lines, vacuum hose, and more.
To learn more about how long your brakes should last, click here and read another Wrench blog. We have plenty of posts informing you all about brakes and how they work, so feel free to browse our blog homepage to find more information.
Top Off Your Fluids
When your mechanic says they "topped off your fluids," what do you think is included in that?
Many car owners don't know the answer to that question. If you need to get your fluids topped off or a mechanic says they did that for you, that will usually include four fluids. This includes the oil, coolant, windshield wiper, and transmission fluid. These fluids need to be checked routinely as they are essential to keeping your car on the road.
Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades
If you are located in an area where rainstorms are sparse, you might want to check your windshield wiper blades to see if they need to be replaced.
In general, we recommend that you replace your windshield wiper blades as soon as they start showing signs of wearing out or every 6 to 12 months. Just like brake inspections, this is a maintenance service that requires you to be proactive.
You don't want to get caught in a rainstorm with windshield wiper blades that aren't working properly. This could severely hinder your ability to see the road, causing dangerous accidents that could be avoided.
To learn more about windshield wiper blade replacement services, click here and read another blog post from us!
Check Your Battery
Your car battery is another car part that should be inspected every once and a while. You can have your mechanic test your car battery, or you could do it yourself! While your battery should last about four or five years, there are factors that can shorten its lifespan, like the weather, your driving habits, and more.
If you want to learn more about what signs and symptoms indicate a failing car battery, click here.
Take Care Of Existing Automotive Issues
And don't forget to take care of any car problems you have been experiencing the past few months! If your car has been making strange sounds or smells different than usual, you should book an appointment with a mechanic. You don't want to get a couple of weeks into the school year and struggle to deal with a car that won't start.
Mobile Back-To-School Car Maintenance Services!
Are you looking for a qualified mobile mechanic to take care of your car? Our ASE-certified mobile technicians are here for you!
Here at Wrench, we have hundreds of mobile technicians in 40+ markets across the US. Each technician is ASE-certified and has plenty of years of experience under their belt. We offer many auto repair and maintenance services all at your home or office, from routine maintenance to full part replacements.
Once you book an appointment with us and try out our convenient auto repair and maintenance service, you won't want to go back to a traditional repair shop ever again. We are paving the road to the future of the auto repair industry by making car ownership stress-free and simple.
How To Book A Maintenance Appointment With Wrench
If you would like to book a maintenance appointment with our skilled mobile technicians, simply visit the homepage of our website or download our mobile app. We will ask you to provide us with some basic information about your vehicle, then you will receive an honest and transparent quote.
You should be prepared to tell us what kind of car you have. We will need to know the year, make, and model, as well as the VIN and license plate number. This will help us match you up with the most qualified mechanic and ensure that they arrive fully prepared with the parts your car will need.
Then you will request the services you need. If you are looking for some back-to-school maintenance, you can request an oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, battery inspection, windshield wiper blade replacement, or more! Just let us know what you need from our mobile technicians and we will get your car ready to go in no time.
Once we know what kind of car you have and what maintenance services you need, we will generate an accurate and affordable auto repair quote. This quote will be personalized and will include both a time and cost estimate for our services. We believe in providing our customers with all the information up front so they can make the best decision for them.
After you have looked over our free auto repair quote, you will decide when and where you want your appointment. You will be able to look over our technician's schedule in the near future and pick a date, time, and location that works best with your schedule.
Then we will send you a confirmation email with all the details of your upcoming maintenance appointment, and you will be all set. We are looking forward to servicing your car soon!
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