One of the worst ways to start off a new semester? Stranded on the side of the road with a stalled car.

Just when you thought packing was the thing you had to worry about most, there’s also the drive back. There’s a lot happening on highways during the summer—construction slowing down traffic, hot asphalt wearing down your tires, car parts littering the road—and any of those complications could make your ride back to school much harder than it should be. A great way to prepare your car for any potential problems is scheduling a maintenance service before you head out.

A routine tune-up will help keep your car in tip-top shape as we check the engine’s overall health and recommend any needed repairs. To really be prepared, make sure we also check-up on the tire pressure and air quality which will cover your bases. Unfortunately, a packed backseat weighing down the car could also be a potential issue, so it’s best to get your tires looked at as well. Better safe than sorry (stuck on the side of some road in the middle of nowhere).

Start your new school year off right and schedule an appointment at our St. Louis Park location before you head out.