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Is Your College Kid’s Car Ready To Go Back To School?

We can’t believe how fast summer is flying by. Soon enough, our kids will be beginning school again, whether their classes are online or on-campus. Back-to-school season is an exciting time for many --for parents, sending their kids off to college for the first time, and college students, taking that first step into adulthood. For parents, we also recognize that you can’t help but worry about your first-time college kids. Soon enough, we know that their days will be consumed with endless studying, and they will most likely have very little time, and brainpower left for caring for their vehicles. 

The team at Family Auto Service is here to help. Regardless of whether your college kid is attending school online or in-person, they probably won’t have too much spare time for routine preventative maintenance and auto repair. Before your son or daughter begins college, it might be wise to schedule a Family Auto Service visit for preventative maintenance. This way, our technicians can carefully examine your vehicle to ensure it is ready for the year. 

When you arrive at Family Auto Service for preventative maintenance, our technicians will examine these components of your engine, among others: 

  • Tires and tire pressure 
  • Air filters 
  • Wipers 
  • Exterior and interior lighting 
  • Fluid levels, such as your engine oil, power steering, brake, and transmission fluid
  • Windshield wipers, including windshield washer solvent 
  • Antifreeze/coolant 
  • Battery 
  • Braking System 
  • Wheel Alignment 

When a vehicle is maintained correctly, it is both safer and more dependable. Because sending your kid off to college is a big step, not only for your kid but for you, preventative maintenance is a way to ease your worries. Our technicians will examine your son or daughter’s vehicle for any potential problems, which will reduce the risk of costly and dangerous issues. 

If you’d like our professional, family-friendly auto repair team to inspect your vehicle for you and your college student, simply request an appointment. We will be happy to take a look at your car so you won’t have to worry about the condition of your college kid’s car. 


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