Happy New Year! There is an entirely new decade upon us, which means a clean slate to set intentions and goals for how we’d like to see our lives look in the next ten years. While you’re busy making your list of New Year’s resolutions, we’d like to remind you not to forget your vehicle. Here’s a list of resolutions to consider making for your car this year:
- Stick to a Service Schedule – Preventative maintenance is easy to put off or forget. However, just like regular check-ups at the doctor, preventive maintenance is an extremely effective way of reducing unnecessary wear and tear and catching early signs of potential problems. For 2020, resolve to get your oil changed on time, your tires rotated as recommended, and your vehicle thoroughly inspected by a certified mechanic for problems you may be unaware of.
- Regular Washes – Keeping the exterior of your vehicle clean prevents environmental contaminants (such as dirt, salt, tree sap, bugs, etc.) from adhering to the paint and damaging it. Scratches and damage to the paint of your car can lead to rust spots and the domino effect continues from there. Set a goal of washing your vehicle once per week.
- Waxing Your Vehicle – You may think washing your vehicle is enough, but waxing it is even better. Waxing your vehicle at least once per season helps protect the paint from sun damage and environmental contaminants. It also looks awesome!
- Fix Problems Early – Waiting to make car repairs can make the problems worse and in the long run, more expensive. A vehicle is a carefully designed machine, if one part is broken or working improperly, chances are that it’s causing other parts to work overtime or improperly to compensate. Taking this into consideration, it’s only a matter of time before they become damaged as well. It’s not uncommon for garages to see a problem that was once a small inexpensive fix come into their shop requiring extensive work and the larger bill that comes along with it.
- Rideshare More Often – Ridesharing, or even just making it a point to take the most efficient route to each destination this year, can significantly reduce the amount of wear and tear on your vehicle.
May 2020 be your best year yet!