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Back to School Car Service

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Ahhh summertime! When the weather is shining, and our beloved children are home from college. While it’s important to enjoy this family time, summer vacation is also a great opportunity to have your college student’s car serviced! Bring the car in at the start of summer to get a jump start on your back to school car services.

Summer is the perfect time to schedule a comprehensive multi-point assessment with McCullough NAPA Auto Care. Doing so will ensure fluid levels are topped off, the oil is fresh, and all essential preventative maintenance tasks are taken care of. Don’t let the end of summer sneak up on you; make sure your college student’s car is ready for the trip back to school.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is critical to keeping a car running smoothly and avoiding costly repairs down the line. Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule ensures that all systems within the vehicle are serviced at appropriate intervals. McCullough NAPA Auto Care in Sandy Springs, GA, offers 30k/60k/90k mile maintenance plans that map out which routine services your car will need. This proactive approach helps keep the vehicle in peak condition over its lifespan. Regular maintenance checks can identify and address minor issues before they become major problems, saving you money and reducing the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns.

Preventative Car Maintenance For Your College Student’s Car

When your college student’s car comes home for the summer, it’s a great opportunity to catch up on any overdue maintenance. Students often neglect regular car upkeep due to time, money, or simply unaware of what must be done. This section will guide you through the essential car maintenance tasks to ensure the vehicle is safe and reliable for the next school year.

Low Oil Levels

One of the most critical maintenance tasks is regular oil changes. If you’re unsure when the last oil change was, it’s likely overdue. College students often overlook this essential task, which can lead to engine problems down the road. While the car is home, you can use this time to change the oil and keep the engine running smoothly. Fresh oil ensures the engine is properly lubricated, reducing friction and wear on its moving parts.

Delayed Emissions Tests

In Metro Atlanta, emissions testing is required in several counties, including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett. If your student’s car still needs to have an emissions test, now is the time to get it done. McCullough NAPA Auto Care can perform the necessary tests, and if the vehicle fails, we are equipped to make the repairs needed to pass, all under one roof!

Crunchy or Grinding Brakes

Worn brake pads can be a serious safety hazard. If you hear crunching or grinding noises when the brakes are applied, it’s time to have them inspected. Installing new brake pads is a quick and straightforward service, and it’s best to handle it while the car is home for the summer. Brake pads should be replaced before they wear down to the metal, as this can cause damage to the brake rotors and increase repair costs. 

Low Coolant Levels

Coolant is vital for keeping your car’s engine from overheating. However, it’s not just the coolant that needs attention. All essential fluids, such as transmission, brake, and power steering, must be checked and topped off. Ensuring these adequate levels will keep the car running efficiently and prevent potential breakdowns. Low fluid levels can lead to overheating, transmission problems, and steering issues, which can be costly and inconvenient to repair. 

Bald Tires

Worn tires can significantly affect the safety and performance of a vehicle. Conduct the penny test to check the tread depth. If the tires are bald, McCullough NAPA Auto Care offers a wide selection of tires to suit various needs and budgets. Our team can help you understand what each tire’s specifications mean about your vehicle and driving habits, ensuring you get the best tires for your car. Bald tires reduce traction, especially in wet conditions, increasing the risk of skidding and accidents. Replacing worn tires improves handling and stability, making the car safer.

Fender Bender Body Damage

Minor dents, scuffs, and scrapes can all be addressed while the car is in for other maintenance. Keeping the vehicle looking good maintains its value and ensures it’s in safe driving condition. McCullough NAPA Auto Care can handle all these minor body repairs under one roof, saving you time and hassle. Addressing body damage early can prevent rust and corrosion, which could compromise the vehicle’s structural integrity. A well-maintained exterior reflects well on the driver, showing they take pride in their vehicle’s appearance.

Contact McCullough NAPA For Back To School Car Service

Don’t let the summer slip away without ensuring your student’s car is ready for the new school year. Schedule a back-to-school car service with McCullough NAPA Auto Care today. Our 30k/60k/90k mile maintenance plans will help keep the vehicle running smoothly and reliably. Summer is short, so don’t wait—get started on a preventative maintenance plan today to ensure a safe and smooth drive back to school.

Contact us now to book your service appointment and take the first step towards a worry-free school year.