School carpool season is upon us and Bayside Auto Group would like to remind drivers to make sure their vehicles are ready.
Inspect Your Windshield Wipers
Thunderstorms often crop up without warning, and the days are getting shorter Replace worn wiper blades and keep plenty of windshield washer fluid on hand.
Get A Brake Inspection
The braking system is your car's most important safety feature. Before carpool season gets in full swing, make sure that your brakes are functioning properly. Be sure to listen for warning signs like screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying breaks.
Inspect Your Tires
Have your tires rotated if they haven't been within the last 7,500 miles. Replace any unevenly worn or damaged tires. Check and adjust tire pressure according to the owner's manual. Don't forget to check your spare tire. Not only will this help keep you safer, but properly inflated tires increase your car's fuel efficiency by up to 3%.
Check the Essentials
Oil and filter should be changed regularly and especially before a long trip. Your brakes, automatic transmission and power steering fluids also should be checked. Have your technician inspect your brakes pads and linings.
Make a Visit to Your Service Technician
It's better to catch a problem now than late at night in the middle of nowhere.