For every car owner, there are important things that you will need to take care of in order to keep your car up and running and avoid the giant bills associated with cars. Here are some ways you can make your New Year’s resolutions to keep your car going for years to come.
Resolutions for Car Care
Your first resolution for keeping your car up and running is to keep up with your maintenance. Your owner’s manual should have a checklist for maintenance that you need to be sure you have done, but you’ll want to make sure you include an oil change, checking your tire pressure, and having your tires rotated. That’s where we can help!
Next, you need to make sure that you are not driving while you are distracted. Don’t text and drive. You might not know this but texting and driving can lead to three times as many crashes as driving without distractions. While you are driving without distractions, you also need to make sure that you are a courteous driver. If someone is angry with you, don’t retaliate. You’ll want to let small things go before they become large issues.
You also need to keep your car clean, because a clean car is a well-maintained car. You can run your car through the car wash yourself, and you can also be sure to clean and vacuum out your car as well. A clean car tends to be more well-maintained than a dirty car.
What should you do if your car is old and junky? You may want to think about replacing it, especially so that you don’t have to throw a lot of money towards repeated car repairs.