September 02, 2016 // Franchising.com // HORSHAM, Pa. – As teen and young-adult drivers prepare to go back to school, parents are encouraged to use this moment as an opportunity to discuss proper auto care and how that impacts vehicle safety.
According to State Farm, 56 percent of teenagers rely on their parents to learn how to drive. This means that in addition to helping teenagers get behind the wheel and drive safely, parents must also teach kids proper car care. To help support families having these important conversations, Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today released a list of tips to help parents best advise their children.
Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care’s top five practical pieces of car care advice for parents to share with their teenagers and young adult drivers heading back to school include:
Inspect Tires: Be familiar with the air pressure level of the car’s tires, how to tell when a tire might need air and which weather conditions contribute to rapid tire deflation. Additionally, Cottman’s car experts recommend that new drivers be comfortable with refilling the air in tires and watching for the warning signs of worn-down tires.
Dashboard warning lights should set off alarm bells in any driver’s head, and should not be ignored. These warning lights can include the check engine light, oil light, brake light, temperature light and more. Check any light with the car’s owner manual and see how to respond. With today’s more technologically advanced vehicles, the warning signs are more accurate than ever before.
The windshield is essential to the safety of anyone’s driving – it should be in good condition, clear and free of debris. Even a small crack in a windshield – from a rogue rock, hail or a falling tree branch – can cause destructive spiderwebs of cracks over time that can seriously impact vision, as well as impair the windshield’s ability to protect drivers in an accident. If a crack occurs, get it fixed immediately.
Another resource available to drivers interested in easy-to-understand auto tips is Cottman Man’s Educational Video Series, which was recently released as an informational resource about relevant consumer preventative and proactive car care tips.
“There is nothing more important than keeping your child safe on the road,” said Derik Beck, vice president of digital marketing for Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care. “We see this sentiment ringing true everyday in our shops. Whether we are discussing transmission maintenance or just general auto care, many of our customers are passing on our advice along to their children.”
To view The Cottman Man Educational Video Series, visit http://www.cottman.com/videos/. And, to learn more about Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, please visit www.cottman.com.
With locations across the U.S., Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is a transmission and auto repair brand that services almost any make or model vehicle, foreign or domestic. Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care centers specialize in complete transmission service, brakes, suspension, air conditioning service and much more. Cottman’s headquarters is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit www.Cottman.com and www.TheCottmanManBlog.com.
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