How to Make Your Japanese Car “Back-to-School” Ready

If you own a Japanese-made car like a Honda, a Mazda, or any other Japanese model, you may want to pay attention to this. Your car may or may not be “back to school” ready. It’s important to make sure that your vehicle can run consistently from the first day of school to the last. Thompson Automotive is your auto repair service in Englewood, CO that specializes in Japanese cars. And we make sure that your car is running smoothly when you need to drop off the kids at school or pick them up after soccer practice. The last thing you want is issues to happen (not to mention, emergency repair bills that are higher than regular maintenance). While summer traveling may have clocked in miles for your vehicle, you want to make sure it’s in good shape for the rest of the year. If you are not sure if your car is “back to school” ready, read on so you know what to do. Let’s take a look at some ways:

1. Double-check if your tires are good.

Your tires may have logged hundreds, if not thousands of miles throughout the summer. That’s why it’s important to check the tires for any cracks or minor damage. What might be considered “minor” can lead to big problems down the road.

Your fuel economy might suffer, tire damage will be easy to get, not to mention it can also lose its grip when the roads are not in good condition. Thompson Automotive offers tire rotation and repair service near Denver, CO so your vehicle is ready to take on the roads, whether they are dry, wet, or covered in snow and ice.

Don’t forget, our tires are covered by our 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty. Also, if you schedule an oil change with us, you get a free tire rotation. How cool is that?

2. See if your oil needs changing.

Every 3,000 miles or so, your oil will need to be changed. If you did a cross-country road trip, it might be wise to get one done when you return home. Otherwise, be sure to check it regularly to see if it’s in good condition.

If the oil is dirty or gunky, you’ll need to give it a fresh change so it keeps the engine and parts well lubricated. If the oil is light in color, then you might have a serious problem on your hands. Your mother wasn’t joking when she told you to check the oil every two weeks.

If you need an oil change near Englewood, CO, then you can get it with us. Thompson Automotive will change your oil as a standalone service or part of the inspection process. Did we mention that we offer a free tire rotation with this oil change?

3. Get an inspection.

Every year, you’ll need to bring your vehicle to a mechanic near Englewood, CO to inspect your vehicle from the inside and out. Our certified ASE mechanics at Thompson Automotive have a good idea for car issues that can get worse if ignored. We’ll make sure that your Japanese vehicle is good to go before the school year is well underway.

While your vehicle is being serviced, we’ll provide you with a loaner car for free whenever you need to do some errands or need to go to work. Alternatively, we offer free rides to and from the shop. If you need a part or two repaired, we’ll fix it within the same day.

It’s what we do when we treat customers like family. We’ve been doing this for well over 40 years. Why settle for anything less?

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Whether you give the kids a ride to and from school or need to shuttle them to and from practice, your vehicle gives you the freedom to move around. Don’t let the small car problems take that away from you. If you have a Japanese car, trust the Japanese car specialists of Thompson Automotive.

When you are ready to schedule an appointment with us, call our shop today or stop by at 1855 W Union Avenue Unit H, Englewood, CO 80110.

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