For students planning to drive a vehicle to college this fall, Lucas Oil shares tips on how to keep a car of any age in the best possible condition for safe, reliable driving, peace of mind for parents and confidence for students .
INDIANAPOLIS, August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Incoming and returning college students are preparing for the fall semester, and for nearly half of the student population, that means packing a car to get to campus. Corresponding Kelly Blue Book, the average car on the road is over 12 years old, and many of these older cars are likely to be used by teenagers and college students. Why? It’s no secret that car prices have risen sharply in recent years, but the average car, even an older car, is more reliable than ever. With regular care, such as following a maintenance schedule, inspecting tires, and opting for fuel treatments and additives to extend engine life, families can maximize the value of their older cars—and ensure optimal safety and reliability for the students who drive them.
Prioritize safety with preventive tools and roadside assistance
Essential car care – Before heading off to term, owners should ensure that all scheduled vehicle maintenance tasks, including oil changes and tunings, have been completed. Consider a thorough multi-point inspection to add fluids, check brake pads, and examine under-the-hood components like belts and hoses, air filters, and battery life that could cause additional stress for a student if they fail.
tire condition – Checking for tire wear is a simple but crucial step in the college vehicle prep checklist. A general tip for determining if tires are too worn – stick an upside down penny in the tread groove and when Lincoln’s head is visible it’s time for new tires. The average all season tire lasts three to five years depending on driving style, conditions and other factors. So before a student goes to college for the first time, it pays to invest in a new set of tires. As an extra precaution against punctures, students should pack a can Lucas tire inflatoran easy-to-use, non-flammable tire inflator and sealant that quickly seals punctures and re-inflates a punctured tire without tools.
Fuel Treatments and Problem Solvers – Even the most fundamental fluid changes can have a significant impact on vehicle performance and efficiency. A clean and well lubricated fuel system improves overall performance and longevity. products like Lucas Deep Clean fuel system cleaner thoroughly cleans the entire fuel system while helping to improve fuel economy. To restore lost power and performance in an older vehicle, add Lucas fuel treatment for high mileage directly into the fuel tank, providing an extra boost and benefits such as more complete fuel combustion and protection against corrosion. Prevent future wear problems by using a special motor oil additive such as Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer. Lucas Stabilizer is a premium oil treatment that reduces friction, prevents dry starts and helps extend oil life – increasing the time between oil changes while improving overall engine performance.
Cleaner, detailer – Students can keep cars cleaner longer without needing a hose, bucket or visiting a car wash by applying Slick Mist Speed Wax between washes. A quick detail spray, it’s easy to apply to wet or dry surfaces to clean and polish paint, chrome, glass and vinyl decals. Slick Mist provides added UV protection and can be used in direct sunlight, a bonus for students who need to park vehicles in an above-ground lot.
Roadside emergency kit – Regular care and maintenance cannot prevent all vehicle problems; It’s a good idea to pack an emergency kit in every vehicle in case of problems. Some useful items to pack include tire changing tools, jumper cables or portable jump starters, flashlight, first aid supplies, a blanket, a phone charger and a container of water.
“As a father, I know that for parents of young adults going to college, safety is paramount. At such a crucial time for families, fuel treatments and other fluids may not be a top priority, but it’s important to remember that normal car care and a few key products can go a long way towards a vehicle’s long-term safety and reliability,” said he Morgan Luke, President of Lucas Oil. “These products provide preventative maintenance and problem-solving benefits aimed at extending vehicle life and performance, while also helping to avoid costly repairs in the future – certainly a bonus for budget-conscious students.”
Parents and students can find Lucas products at thousands of retailers and truck stops nationwide, as well as buy them online. To find the retailer closest to your home or campus, please visit the company’s Where to buy Retail Location Finder.
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About Lucas Oil
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products was founded with the simple philosophy of producing the finest lubricants and additives available. Lucas Oil offers the most diverse range of innovative motor oils, gear oils and additive products, refined through years of specialized research, development and testing. The company’s high-performance motor oils and gear oils are widely recognized as best-in-class in the automotive, powersports, marine, industrial, outdoor and motorsport markets. In total, Lucas Oil has more than 300 premium products, representing the widest variety of shelf products of any oil company The United States with a sales network in 48 different countries.
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