It’s That Time Again… Back To School…

School books with apple on desk

It seems like only yesterday we were cheering for the last days of the school year and the lazy summer days to come. Unfortunately, time flies when you are having fun and the back-to-school season has somehow arrived! We know you are busy checking school supply lists and shopping all the back-to-school sales for great deals on the trendy must-haves for your little ones, but have you considered what you need to do to get your vehicle ready?

Now is the perfect time to make sure your car is at the top of its class. Whether you are preparing for busy mornings and afternoons full of activities, or sending your child off to college – Be prepared and get ready for this busy time!  Here are a few simple guidelines we recommend you follow:

  • Know your vehicle. And make sure that your child knows the vehicle as well.  Whether they are going to be in it with you on a daily basis, or if they are heading to college – make sure they know where safety equipment is located, how to get to and use the spare tire, and they know where the owner’s manual is located.
  • Check your dash. And make sure that your child knows that the dash board is an information center for the vehicle!  Don’t ignore warning lights!  If one is lit up, have it checked sooner rather than later.  If your child is taking the vehicle to school, make sure they know if something lights up they need to get it checked out immediately.
  • Always be prepared. Basic safety equipment should be kept in your vehicle – you never know when you’ll need something!  Jumper cables, a pair of gloves, flashlight with extra batteries, extra washer fluid, and a stocked first aid kit are a few items that we recommend you have on hand.  If you’re in an area with colder weather, you might want to also have a blanket, ice scraper and/or winter shovel, some bottled water, and a non-perishable snack.

Beach Auto Brokers has been in business since 1985, Driven by excellence and proudly serving the Hampton Roads community for over 25 years. The Beach Auto Brokers full inventory of vehicles is available for you to look at, test drive, and ask questions about.  And our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you.  And while you’re here, we’ll take a look at your current vehicle and tell you what it’s worth – on the retail market and the trade-in value.