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Shade Tree Garage Gives College-Bound Drivers Some Automotive Advice

Students driving to school can be prepared with this automotive advice from Shade Tree Garage in Morristown, NJ

Morristown, NJ, August 10, 2011 --( In the very near future, college-bound students will be driving back to school. When they go, it’s important for them to remember to make sure their car is safe and reliable so they can minimize the potential for unwanted breakdowns. This automotive advice from Shade Tree Garage, in Morristown, NJ, will help steer them in the right direction.

John O’Connor, Shade Tree Garage’s owner says, “When my daughters went off to college, it was always important for me to make sure their car was ready, safe and reliable. This gave me at least some peace of mind, and it may have been the only thing on their college agenda I was able to control.” By following some basic automotive advice, college-bound students can make sure their car is road-worthy.

1. Get a Tune-Up: Before packing and heading off to college, it’s a good idea to schedule a tune-up. At the very least, it should include an oil change, fuel and air filter replacement, valve adjustment, spark plug inspection/replacement, tire rotation/balance, fluid top-off, and a visual inspection.

2. Replace Old Parts: This is especially important with belts and hoses as these parts become dry and brittle over time.

3. Change Wiper Blades: Visibility is important, but especially so when driving in heavy rain, ice or snow.

4. Pack an Emergency Kit: The old scout’s motto to “Be Prepared” is always the best policy when traveling long distances. Be sure the kit includes a flashlight, rope, first-aid kit, flares, a tire jack, and spare tire. Paper towels and extra windshield washer fluid are also good items to include.

The trusted experts at Shade Tree Garage can perform any maintenance and repair service on any foreign or domestic vehicle. Also, Shade Tree Garage belongs to a peer group that includes reputable auto repair shops around the country, and may be able to refer college-bound students to a repair shop in the town where they are attending school. Anyone interested in scheduling service for their college-bound student’s car may call their office at 973-540-9880 or visit their website at

Shade Tree Garage is a trusted independent automotive repair shop located in Morristown, New Jersey. They work hard to accomplish their mission: “To give you peace of mind about the safety and reliability of your car.” They are located at 171 Washington Street, just past Mills and next to Golden Cleaners. For more information, visit their web site at

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Shade Tree Garage
John O'Connor
171 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

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