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Tips for Your Teen About Cars When Teaching Your Teen to Drive


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BIRMINGHAM, AL -- July 15, 2014: Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, a Birmingham-based fast-lube and full service automotive chain and franchisor, wants to share tips on how to teach your teen to drive.

“Educating your teen on safe driving practices can play a vital role in helping to reduce the number of teen-related accidents on the road each year”

We all know about the distractions teens face behind the wheel, but do they know how to maintain their vehicle? Teaching your teen to be a conscientious driver is important before letting them hit the open road.

Keep in mind when stopping to get gas:

Check the tire pressure: Under inflation can cause tire failure and lead to higher fuel costs. The white sticker on the inside of the driver's door shows the correct tire pressure information for the vehicle. Check the oil change sticker: Compare the sticker to current car mileage. Check the wiper blades: Clean the rubber element to remove loose dirt and grime. If they’re sun-dried and stiff, they won’t squeegee the water properly. "Educating your teen on safe driving practices can play a vital role in helping to reduce the number of teen-related accidents on the road each year," said Jeff Grissom, vice president of operations at Express Oil Change.

Share basic maintenance guidelines with your teen:

Oil changes: Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers recommends having your vehicle's oil changed every 3,000 miles as an important preventative maintenance service. Changing the oil helps to ensure your vehicle is performing well by extending the life of your engine. Tire rotations: Most manufacturers recommend that you rotate and balance your tires every 6,000 miles. Proper tire rotation and balancing can save tires from excessive wear. Wiper blades: The standard recommendation is to change your vehicle's wiper blades every spring and fall to ensure optimal vision, or sooner if conditions require it.