It's that time of year again - going back to school. Some Davenport college students attend school locally, while others may travel an hour or two in-state. Others attend school hundreds of miles away. Many high school students drive to and from school every day during the school year. No matter how short or long your road trip is, safety should be a top priority! Your vehicle should be serviced before you hit the roadways to minimize the chances of a problem or breakdown.
Having the oil checked is key to keep your car running smoothly and preventing potentially serious problems. The oil lubricates all of the components associated with the engine, and you can imagine the cost of replacing it. Engine failure is not something you want to deal with as you start the new school year. Whether it's necessary to add more oil or have it changed completely, this is one simple task that makes a big difference when you travel the roads.
Are the brakes in good condition? Good brakes are a must when you're traveling back and forth to school. When the rotors and pads are worn out you put yourself and others at risk. Depending on their condition, the brakes may not slow or stop your car as quickly as they once did. It's important to be able to slow for a sharp curve, or to come to a stop behind other vehicles. If your brakes are making strange sounds, feel hard or spongy when applied, or haven't been checked in a while, our certified and skilled technicians will take a look and make sure your brakes are in good working order before you hit the roads for school.
You may not know anything at all about the belts on your vehicle, but they are very important to its operation and your safety. The serpentine belt powers the air conditioning, alternator, and power steering pump while the timing belt keeps all of the valves in the engine functioning in harmony. If your power steering or AC isn't working properly, your engine overheats, or you hear squealing noises that seem to be coming from under the hood, it's a good idea to have your belts checked out.
From the oil, belts, and brakes to tires, lights, alignments, and computer diagnostics, our team takes care of preparing your vehicle, so you enjoy the roadway in safety on your trip back to school. Give Dale's Service Center in Davenport a call today for all your auto repair needs. Call us today at (563) 388-9363.