Back to School Car CareSeptember 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Summer is coming to a close which means that your cars, and your kid’s cars, are about to get a lot more use. If you have kids, this time means that there will be practices to drive to, meetings to go to, and of course the daily drive to and from school. With all of this additional mileage and without the cushion of time that comes with summer, it is important to take care of your basic car care now. That means checking your oil, your tires, and brakes. If you are looking to save some money on these projects, come into your local U Pull & Pay location to pick up great parts at unbeatable prices.
Check Your Oil
It is always a good practice to check your oil levels, especially after the hotter months. High temperatures can actually break down the oil in your car, leaving behind deposits and sludge. If left unchanged, these deposits can spread throughout your engine and greatly affect the performance of your car. Not only that, but the oil that has separated reduces your fuel efficiency and creates emissions that are much worse for the air around you. A simple oil change is all you need to do to keep your engine running smoothly. If you have not checked in a while, it is also important to check all your fluid levels. Your transmission fluid, brakes, and coolant are all structurally integral pieces of your car, but even things like wiper fluid need to be maintained properly.
The treads on your tires are a main factor in retaining traction on the road and staying safe while driving. It is also immensely important to have the right tires for the right job. Having summer tires on your car in the middle of a snowstorm is going to get you nowhere fast. Luckily, U Pull & Pay specializes in tires, making it more cost efficient for anyone looking to keep their tires up to date and driving right.
Your brakes are one of the most important pieces of your car. A good set of brakes can save your or your family’s lives, so maintaining your brakes should be top of your car care list. Your car’s brakes work by using the simple mechanic of friction. Your brake pads rub against your brake rotor using pressure created from the calipers that bring your car to a halt. If any of these components wear out, your braking is much less efficient. Your brake pads are usually the first to go, so check these regularly.
These are just a few tips to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently in time to go back to school. This is by no means an all-encompassing list, so make sure that you take care of your car accordingly. If you want to save money and get high-quality parts, come into your local U Pull & Pay to get the lowest prices on all the parts you need!
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling