5 Important Tips: What to do before your drive again

by | Jul 29, 2020 | Auto Tips

As we slowly come out of isolation and begin to drive our cars more, there are a few things we need to do to make sure our vehicle is road ready. The roads are getting crowded again and we need to stay safe.

Before you jump in your car and start your normal driving schedule, here are 5 things to check:

  1. Check under the hood, make sure your friendly squirrel hasn’t moved in! (See photo)
  2. Check all the tire pressures
  3. Clean out the air intake vent, especially if you park under trees.
  4. Clean your wiper blades (Here’s a video to show you how)
  5. Drive your car locally using the brakes a few times and listening for any strange noises.

Don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


  1. Fred Berko

    Thanks for these tips.

    • Brian England

      You welcome, all the best.


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About Brian England

Brian England, the current president of BA Auto Care (formerly British American Auto Care), got his start with an auto apprenticeship in a small town in northwest of London. He came to the U.S. in 1972 to work for a Land Rover dealer in Rockville, MD. A few years later, he started British American Auto Care with his wife, Jennifer. Brian is a big believe in preventative maintenance, and his philosophy is to encourage and educate drivers on the benefits of a regular maintenance plan.