Preparing Your Teen for Back-to-School Driving

AAA Mid States

As your teenage driver gets ready to head back to school, take a few steps to help prevent any bumps in the road. Teens love the freedom and independence of driving their own car. So, before they crank up the tunes and head to campus, make sure you and your teen are prepared with these important tips.

Test Your Car Battery:

Avoid tardies and detention by making sure your teen’s car battery is in good working condition. Schedule a battery test with your AAA Membership. A Technician comes to you – whether you are at home, school or a friend’s house – to check your battery’s condition and replace it, if needed.

Change Your Oil and Check the Fluids:

Your car has six essential fluids that keep it running. Have the oil changed and fluids checked for the radiator, brakes, power steering, transmission and windshield wipers.

Check Your Brakes:

The most important safety feature on your car is the brakes. Bad brakes can cause serious accidents. Have your brakes inspected by an Automotive Service Excellence Technician at a AAA Certified Auto Repair shop. Visit to find a location near you.

Keep Your Tires Rolling:

Before your teen hits the road, check the treads, making sure they are 1/16th of an inch and evenly worn. You also need to check the air in each tire with a pressure gauge. Most cars recommend 32-35 pounds per square inch in the tires. Check the sticker inside your driver’s door to find the right psi for your car.

Make sure your teen is prepared for the unexpected, whether it’s a dead car battery, a flat tire or they locked their keys in the car. Have peace of mind and a safeguard in place with a AAA Membership.

If you need a battery quote for your vehicle, visit or call 1-800-222-1469.