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As you read this piece, it’s likely the middle of the dog days of summer. The season is coming to a close, and the kids will be back to school soon. You’re shopping around for school supplies, or if you’re lucky, enjoying the last days of summer to go on vacation somewhere exotic and fun. But don’t forget to take care of your back-to-school season car maintenance, too. The last thing you need is to take your kid to school only to suffer mechanical issues. The time is fast approaching where you will have many things to do and places to be. Make sure your car can get you there.

Here’s a handy back-to-school maintenance checklist:

  • Be sure to get routine maintenance conducted – get your oil changed, wiper blades replaced, and check your tire pressure to maximize fuel economy and ensure there are no slow leaks.
  • Find out what your vehicle’s specific maintenance schedule is
  • Do you have any lights on the dash? Get them checked out in advance of them turning into more major issues
  • Stock up on first aid kids, jumper cables, snacks, blankets, and bottled water in case of an emergency.
  • If it’s your child that will be driving to and from high school or college, share this checklist with them to ensure they get where they need to go safely.

Happy Travels. At BMW of Birmingham, we wish you a productive, trouble-free school year. Until then, we hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

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