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This is an informative auto repair blog with a touch of fun.

Get your College Student’s Car in Tip Top Shape Before the Road Trip

Are you ready to get back to college? Don’t forget to get your due car maintenance and check if any repairs are needed.

Before you leave for the long trip, your car must remain in tip-top condition to ensure a hitch-free smooth ride to college.

Here are some car repairs that will make your vehicle good as new for the journey ahead:

Suspension and Steering

Damage to suspension or steering may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can be quite dangerous, especially if you drive over uneven roads. A worn-out suspension system impacts the control you have over the car. It becomes more difficult to steer and makes the tires vibrate, reducing their lifespan.

Moreover, damaged shocks and struts also affect the suspension. A quick look from a pro can tell you whether you need repairs or a complete replacement. Keep your safety a top priority, and get the suspension and steering repaired before hitting the road.

Electrical Repairs

Your car’s electrical system is crucial to the vehicle’s performance. It performs two essential functions, charging and starting. They keep your engine functioning and prevent the batteries from dying. All these aspects are important when leaving for a long trip, or you’ll end up stranded in the middle of nowhere.

If you haven’t gotten your car services in a long time, consider going to a mechanic now to get your car’s electrical system serviced.

Car experts will first test the battery and inspect the ignition switch, starter, and neutral safety switch. If any terminals or cables are corroded or worn out, it can directly affect the battery. The alternator and drive belt are also thoroughly examined to ensure they are in perfect shape.

Braking System

The importance of the car’s braking system cannot be emphasized enough. If your car’s braking system is functional, you can rest easy because you know hitting them would bring your car to a halt immediately. But if your brake pads or rotors wear out, you’ll have trouble slowing down your pace or stopping the car in time, which can lead to severe accidents down the road.

If you have to apply more pressure to the brakes or they make squeaky noises, it’s time for some car maintenance and repairs. The brake pads may require replacement depending on the braking system’s condition.


Make sure you get your car repairs done before leaving for college. Reach out to Dale’s Service Center, and our experts will carry out any car maintenance needed for a hassle-free trip. Call (563) 293-7081 or visit 3830 Locust St, Davenport, IA 52804 for more details. 

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