Vehicle Operation Car Care – Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is. Motorists should brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its most efficient level before the school year commences and the onset of fall and winter weather.
The ABCs of basic car care include:
- A – Always follow a vehicle service schedule.
- B – Be sure to have your car inspected when you suspect there is a problem.
- C – Correct the problem to help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down away from home.
By following these three basic car care tips, motorists can address minor issues before they become more complicated and more expensive repairs. “The ‘Five Point Check-Up’ featured in our back-to-school video offers valuable maintenance and safety tips that will help families get their vehicles ready for transportation needs during the school year.”
Pay attention to recalls. Hundreds of injuries have been reported, and 16 people have been killed in the U.S. by defective air bags that are part of the largest and most complex vehicle recalls in U.S. history—affecting tens of millions of vehicles from 19 automakers. Getting these unsafe vehicles repaired is integral to improving safety and saving lives. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging vehicle owners to take a few simple steps to protect themselves and others from this urgent threat to safety. Learning how to check for recalls is the first important step. Sign up for notifications.
Visit https://www.NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your VIN to see if your vehicle is under recall. Your dealership is required to repair the problem free of charge. With safer drivers and safer cars, we’ll have safer roads—and your efforts can help save lives.
reprinted from www.carcare.org