Toyota of N Charlotte’s Back To School Auto Service Checklist

Back to school is coming! Those long, lazy summer days spent at the beach and the park are coming to a close, and it’s time to pull together school supplies, sports gear, and set the alarm clocks once more. It’s also time to ensure that your car is in the best shape possible to take on the new school year, and Toyota of N Charlotte is here to help you do it. 

Before you hit the road to get back to school, you should schedule an appointment our Charlotte auto service center to take care of some basics; that way you’re ready for anything the school year throws your way. Here are some of the things to keep in mind! 

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What can you do to prep your car for back to school?

#1: Cover the basics. 

Before you get back to school, cover all of your basic auto services. This means scheduling an appointment for an oil change, tire rotation, and any other basic services your car might need to stay in optimal condition, like a battery check, brake service, wiper replacement, or fluid replacement. And don’t forget, our Charlotte car care techs will conduct a multi-point inspection to look out for any developing issues and nip them in the bud. 

#2: Be prepared for anything. 

This is a great time to load up your car with the necessities for roadside emergencies. Make sure you always have jumper cables and a spare tire kit on hand, as well as supplies like a flashlight, a multi-tool or small tool kit, washer fluid, a paper map, and a phone charging cord. It also doesn’t hurt to keep bottled water and non-perishable snacks in the car – they can also come in handy if you have a cranky kid at school pickup time. 

#3: Detail your ride. 

Why not kick off the new school year with a fresh ride? You can either schedule car detailing at Toyota of N Charlotte OR DIY it, but either way, take the time to detail your car before school starts. Wash and wax the exterior, scrub the tires, wipe and vacuum the interior, and clean all the glass. And don’t forget to empty out all the trash! 

#4: Organize your stuff. 

Get your ride organized before the school year kicks off, too. After all, you just detailed it – if it’s organized, it’s easier to keep it clean. Look into a cargo organizer for the trunk or cargo area, behind-the-seat organizers for the backseat, and make sure you have the necessities securely stowed where you can easily find them all year long. And get rid of the extra junk – it just causes clutter and gets in the way of a seamless drive time. 

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Schedule auto service at Toyota of N Charlotte! 

Need Charlotte auto service before back to school kicks off? We’ve got you – come stop by our Charlotte auto service center! We’re open seven days a week at 13429 Statesville Road, just off I-77 at exit 23 in Huntersville.