Back-To-School Vehicle Maintenance By Houska Automotive

Back-to-School Vehicle Maintenance

August is here, which means that the start of a new school year is almost upon us! If you’re a parent preparing for the busyness of the fall semester, a CSU Ram who has just returned to Fort Collins, or a student who is preparing to drive cross-country to a far-off university, this blog is for you! 

School supply shopping is an important part of preparing for a new school year, but so is ensuring that your vehicle is safe for the road. Here at Houska Automotive, there is nothing so important to us as making sure that our customers’ vehicles are operating safely and economically (well-tuned vehicles are more fuel efficient!). As you prepare for the semester to begin, don’t forget to consider the safety of you and your family on the daily commute to and from school. 

We’re experts at performing thorough vehicle inspections, and making any necessary fixes to get you safely back on the road. We think that it’s a great idea to schedule dedicated time each year for routine vehicle maintenance – and what better time to do this than right before a new semester begins? 

Houska Automotive is proud to be the auto repair shop in Fort Collins that drivers have trusted for 70 years.  


Oil Change:
Oil changes are the most important type of routine vehicle maintenance – getting your oil changed at regular intervals keeps your vehicle running properly! Routine oil changes keep your engine clean, ensure longer engine life, protect other engine parts, help your vehicle get better gas mileage, assist in passing emissions tests and protecting the environment, and allow for better engine performance. Houska Automotive is proud to provide fast and efficient oil change services!


Fluid Check:
It’s important to regularly check your power steering fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, and windshield washer fluid. Come in today, and we’ll check all of these fluids for you – we’ll even top off any fluids that may be running low. There’s nothing more annoying than running out of windshield washer fluid after a bird pays a visit to your vehicle!


Tire Maintenance:
Your tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. However, many people do not take good care of their tires and neglect routine maintenance, which leads to costly repairs. The tire service experts at Houska Automotive can make sure your tires are aligned, healthy, and ready for whatever the world has to throw at them. Because our tires may wear differently as you drive, we recommend routine tire rotations & computer spin balances. Schedule a rotation & balance at Houska Automotive to ensure the long life of your tires. 


We know that this can be a busy time of year, especially for families or individuals who are preparing to return to school. There should be no reason for you to rearrange your schedule just because your vehicle is in the shop! To make sure you can get where you need to be, we offer free loaner cars for you to borrow while we service your vehicle. All of our loaner vehicles are automatic, low-emissions vehicles, helping to reduce our carbon footprint. On the other hand, if you don’t mind waiting, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy the free Wi-fi, refreshments, games, books and TV in our Tire & Oil Center!

Your family’s safety should be your top priority – we encourage you to schedule routine vehicle maintenance as a part of your back-to-school preparations. We promise to get you back on the road as quickly as we can! Call Houska Automotive at 970-821-8654 to schedule an appointment today.

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