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It’s that time of year again. It’s a new era of brand new books, faces, and invaluable opportunities. Checklists don’t just start and end in the classroom. At Pep Boys, our mantra is caring for people and their cars, so we’ve compiled an automotive checklist to get you and your car ready for school. Whether you’re the owner or the driver, it’s important to make sure your vehicle meets all of the necessary inspections to be on the road.

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Tire pressure is important for a number of reasons. All four of your tires will wear more evenly, prolonging their life as well as increasing your vehicle’s fuel economy. Properly inflated tires will also give you better handling, traction and a more comfortable ride overall. We offer a free tire pressure check, if you are concerned you are running low.
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Your vehicle’s air filter isn’t usually the first thing you think about when it comes to your car. However, it plays a huge role in the efficiency and performance of your vehicle. Clean air filters save your vehicle from potentially expensive repairs and improve its ability to accelerate, provide your engine protection from unwanted particles, and prevent damage to oxygen sensors.

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Has your battery ever shut down on you? If so, you know it’s no walk in the park and you definitely don’t want it to happen at a rest stop on the way to school. Summer heat can drain your battery, making it more likely to fail and leaving you stranded somewhere you don’t want to be.

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Motor oil is what keeps the engine alive and revving. Without oil to lubricate and cool down the moving parts, the engine would run for a matter of seconds then seize completely. Changing your oil frequently should be your number one priority and will ultimately be the life saver in keeping your engine running.

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Your wiper blades often become your lifeline when it comes to rain or winter storms. Without their windshield clearing abilities, you won’t be able to see what’s going on in front of you. We recommend that you replace your wiper blades every six months.

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Emergencies happen unexpectedly, that’s why it’s important to have supplies in your trunk. An emergency kit helps keep you safe and sane on the road. Pep Boys supplies a variety of tools and kits to keep you prepared for anything that may come your way.

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Have you ever changed a tire? You may have to do it one day and there is nothing worse than getting a flat and not knowing what to do. However, if you have a spare, you can always practice changing one so that you can feel more confident on the road ahead. This will prepare you for punctures, flats, and other potential road hazard misfortunes.

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A dead phone means you’re at a loss for communication, directions and more. Pep Boys offers a variety of charging options for your electrical needs. If your school or destination is far away, there’s a chance you will need a charger standing by to support your phone.

Checking off the items above will help increase your chances for a safe, happy, and healthy new school year. If you have questions about anything, visit your local Pep Boys to talk with one of our trained professionals.