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How to get your car in top shape for your back-to-school schedule

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Summer is almost over and school will be back in session before you know it. Belle Tire has great tips to help keep you and your kids safe this season, along with advice on how to get your car in great shape to handle the busy school year.

Safety tips

 Leave the house early so you're not in a rush and tempted to drive fast. It's important that you are able to stop in time to make sure you and those around you are safe.

Also, be mindful of the flashing lights on school busses and the extended stop sign. Traffic in both directions must come to a complete stop when students are entering and exiting a school bus. Make sure your vehicle is far enough to allow children enough space to enter and exit the bus safely.

Lastly, obey the school zone speed limits and put the cell phone away.  Put your phone in a glovebox or out of reach so you aren't tempted to use it when behind the wheel.

Maintenance

Keeping your vehicle in great shape is important to making sure nothing stops your route to school. For routine maintenance, make sure you check the engine oil, washer fluid, brakes, windshield wipers, filters, and tire pressure.

If you bring your vehicle to Belle Tire, they will check all of these things for you to make sure your vehicle is in top shape just in time for your busy school schedule.

Click here to find a Belle Tire location near you.

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