EZ Lube

September 06, 2011 18:21 ET

EZ Lube's Top Tips for Safe Back-to-School Carpools

Do Your Homework to Keep Every Single Passenger Safe This School Year

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - EZ Lube, a quick lube retailer based in Costa Mesa, Calif., has been helping make it "EZ" for Southern California drivers to maintain their cars for more than 20 years with professional service and unmatched value. As kids head back to school, it's a great time to brush up on tips that will keep every passenger safe in the daily carpool. Here are some trusted tips from EZ Lube's experts to help you kick off a safe school year.

  • A well-maintained vehicle is always safer. Don't wait for signs of trouble. Be sure to keep a regular maintenance schedule, including oil and air filter changes, tire rotations and proper tire inflation. Visit your nearest EZ Lube location for help making sure your car is in top running condition.
  • Weather the changes. As summer makes way for cooler weather, be sure you're prepared for the rain. Replace worn windshield wipers and give your tire treads a once-over for the best traction in any weather.
  • Take it slow. Pay attention to the speed limit and be aware that kids can seem to appear out of nowhere, especially when you're driving in a school zone. Notice things like crosswalks, popular drop-off areas and anywhere else that students are likely to congregate. Be aware that kids can be unpredictable and difficult to see. A little extra caution is a great idea.
  • Buckle up. Wearing your seatbelt is the best way to set a positive example for the children in the car. And of course, remind kids to wear them, too.
  • Talk to your children about car safety. Kids can have a tough time remembering all the rules -- especially when they've been enjoying their summer vacations. Before you let the kids out of the car, remind them where and how to cross the street safely. Darting out between parked cars and crossing the street can be dangerous.
  • Keep calm. "Back to school" season can feel hectic. Everyone's getting used to changing schedules and new demands on their time. Rushing and panicking are two of drivers' worst enemies. Remaining calm is an important tool to keep every member of your carpool safe.

About EZ Lube: Founded in 1988, EZ Lube is Southern California's only locally based quick lube retailer that owns and operates all of its locations. The company is dedicated to making car care 'EZ' for customers by delivering unmatched value and professional service done quickly and with a smile. Its 74 stores stretch from Bakersfield to San Diego, servicing more than 1 million vehicles annually, helping Southern Californians get better gas mileage, reduce emissions and extend the life of their vehicles. EZ Lube offers oil changes and other preventive services, such as fluid and filter replacements, A/C service, intake system cleaning and tire rotations. Because the stores aren't franchised, EZ Lube is able to offer a consistency of service and pricing unparalleled in the market -- backed by an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The high levels of satisfaction rely on excellent customer service and the fact that EZ Lube insists on using quality brands like Castrol, Mobil 1, and Chevron, alongside value-priced options for the budget-conscious consumer. For more information, visit

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