MainStreet Transmissions

and Auto Repair LLC

 

511 SIMS STREET

PALMETTO,

GA  30268


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Send your college student off with this car maintenance checklist

Getting ready to send your kids off to college? You’re probably swamped buying dorm décor, textbooks, and groceries to get them ready for their first semester. If you’re smart, you’ve also gotten their car serviced so it’s ready to take on anything that the semester has to throw at it. However, once they hit campus, it’s on them to keep their car in top shape. 

This car maintenance checklist can save your student time and money

 

Reminder #1: Keep track of tire pressure.
It’s essential for your college student to know what to do when it comes to tire maintenance. They should regularly check the condition, tread depth, and PSI of all FIVE tires – including the spare. Teach them how to look for damage, how to check PSI and fill tires with air, and how to spot when the tread depth is too low (by using the penny trick – stick a penny in the tread with Abe Lincoln facing down and if they see the top of his head, it’s time for new tires!). Also remind them the importance of tire rotations to extend the tires’ life!

Reminder #2: Stay vigilant when it comes to car fluids.
Our Orlando car maintenance techs also recommend getting your college student on a schedule for oil changes so they never have to worry about engine problems. Their mechanic can also check other essential car fluids like coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and wiper fluid while they’re under the hood.

Reminder #3: Give your battery attention on a regular basis.
Remind your college student to include the battery when it comes to car maintenance! They should check it on a routine basis and look for warning signs like swelling, leaks, corrosion, rust, or anything else out of the ordinary. And if they have to get a jump, make sure they know they should have their battery checked at our Orlando car maintenance center to ensure it doesn’t need to be replaced.

Reminder #4: As annoying as it is, keep your car clean.
Keeping the car clean will keep its resale value high and will also ensure fewer problems with performance in the long run. Encourage your college student to at least wipe down surfaces and vacuum it out, as well as wash and wax the exterior to protect the paint.

And don’t forget to deck out your college student’s car with emergency supplies! Here are some things you should ensure are in the trunk:

  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire, jack, and lug wrench
  • Flashlight
  • Phone charger
  • Cash
  • Blanket

And make sure the owner’s manual is in the glovebox for reference!

COVID-19 Notice:

As communities begin to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share with you the steps we’re taking to help protect the health and safety of our customers and our crew, which is always our top priority. We’re closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 and, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and applicable public health agencies. We are frequently disinfecting often-touched surfaces such as door handles, countertops, keypads and restroom surfaces. We’re asking all of our crew to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the infection. In these efforts, we are advising our crew to use disposable gloves, disinfectant spray, and cleaning solution. We have implemented guidelines that instruct any crew member who experience cold or flu-like symptoms, or individuals who have been diagnosed through testing with COVID-19 to stay home and follow the CDC’s instructions. MainStreet Transmissions cares about our customers and crew, and at the core of our commitment to you is, Excellent Customer Service. This will not change, even as the situation evolves, and we intend to continue to meet the needs and expectations of our customers. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust the actions taken as necessary to help limit the spread of this virus and do our part in helping to protect our valued customers and crew during this time.

Carlton and Christy Evans
Owners

 

 

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Don't ignore it!!

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We are MainStreet Transmissions and Auto Repair.  We believe in providing quality service at an affordable price.  We are a family owned and operated business and have been in Palmetto for 12 years.  We are members of the community and also live in the community we service.  We stand behind our service...our reputation is important to us and we strive to keep our customers happy.