A new school year is upon us! We can almost hear the sound of children’s laughter as they run around on the playground. Unfortunately, kids also run into the street– retrieving lost sports balls, chasing each other, or just making reckless decisions as they head home. It’s a good time to remember the importance of awareness on the road, and the responsibility of good maintenance.

For new drivers who may be unaware, August and September aren’t even the worst months for pedestrian accidents (that’s November, December, and January, when kids are super distracted by the holiday season). This is the month where we find ourselves hitting the brakes the most, as both drivers and kids have to wake up from their summer fun and remember that crowded sidewalks and end-of-day foot traffic can not only create gridlock for drivers, but can create sudden hazards on the road. But back-to-school means we get those scary reminders of how easy it is to run over a happy child playing in the street, if we aren’t careful.

Your European car has all the same worries as an Asian or Domestic car in terms of getting ready for back-to-school season. USP Euro Car Care can help! We specialize in European car care, and we know all the ins and outs of getting your car ready for the US school system. Here are a few tips:

Headlights/Optics – As soon as school starts, the mornings will be darker. This means you’ll need to make sure your headlights are in good working order. USP Euro Car Care can inspect your headlights and replace any bulbs that may be burned out.

Brakes – Make sure your brakes are in good working order. A qualified mechanic can inspect your brakes and replace any worn-out pads or discs.

Tires – Verify the tread on your tires. Don’t drive a car that has poor tread. Saving money now will lose you money when you have an accident and the officer sees the state of your tires. If this is the right moment to replace your older tires, then get them replaced– money spent now will save you heartbreak down the road.

Inspection – Don’t trust all of this to a quick look if you aren’t a qualified mechanic. If you have been ducking scheduled maintenance, take this moment as your wake-up call, and come see us at USP Euro Car Care about the maintenance of your vehicle.

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your car ready for back-to-school season! Make USP Euro Car Care in Coral Springs, FL, your go-to auto repair shop for European vehicles. Contact us today to book an appointment, and we’ll set you up with a complimentary 15-minute “no wrench inspection” with one of our ASE-Certified auto mechanics. We bring over 20+ years of specialized vehicle service to the Coral Springs community, and we would love to welcome you to our shop!