By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – ‘Tis the season…for vehicle breakdowns!

With all the holiday hustle and bustle this time of year, it’s often the car that gets neglected.

Michael Lauria owns Mike’s Service Center at Ridge Avenue and Manatawna Streets in Roxborough. He confirms your vehicle often falls victim to a crazy holiday schedule:

“It’s that time of year where your car is probably the last thing on your mind. So maintenance items, wear and tear, tire pressure — everything seems to just get neglected until after the holidays.”

Lauria says his station is busy this time of year fixing many different car problems:

“We see a lot of flat tires. Really bad tires. We see a  lot of inspections out of date and a lot of low oil and low on all kinds of fluids.”

His advice? Get your car serviced as soon as you can, particularly before you load up the family and gifts and make the rounds, so you don’t end up on the side of the road.

Top Content On CBSPhilly