Driving to school every morning may not seem like a big deal. However, staying safe while you drive to school is. Doing some back-to-school auto service before the school year starts will help ensure that you and your passengers stay safe during commutes.
Have Brakes Examined
You should have brakes inspected every year, but when it comes to stop-and-go traffic in the high school parking lot, it becomes even more important. A lot of students will be driving, dropping people off, and walking inside. You’ll need to be able to stop at a moment’s notice.
Check for Flat or Worn Tires
Over time, tires lose tread. This, in turn, makes them more likely to slip in hazardous road conditions. This can also happen if your tires are underinflated. Give your vehicle’s tires a look to ensure they’re properly inflated and still have grip.
Inspect Headlights and Wipers
Visibility is crucial to auto safety. Make sure you double-check all exterior lights to make sure they are working. Wipers and wiper fluid is also crucial to make sure you can see.
Invest in Back-Up Detection
If your current vehicle does not have any kind of rearview camera or backup detection system, have you considering seeking one out? Having safety systems that sense pedestrians or boost visibility can make neighborhoods safer in the school year.
Contact us at Krause Toyota to schedule a back-to-school maintenance appointment for your vehicle. We’re here to make sure your daily commutes are as safe as possible.