Owning a car is a wonderful experience! But, let’s face it, sometimes we don’t always do things like we are supposed to when it comes to our cars. Here are some new years resolutions that every car owner should have:
Properly Maintain Your Car
It’s really easy to get lax on performing routine maintenance on your cars. However, if you keep up with this routine maintenance, you’ll lessen the chances of costly repairs later on down the road.
Keep up with oil changes, brakes, tires, and air filter changes, as well as any other routine service recommended by your manufacturer. Complete these on schedule to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on more costly components of your vehicle, like your engine!
Learn to Do It Yourself
Like the first one, routine maintenance needs to be completed as scheduled, but you can save yourself some money and learn a little bit more about your car by performing some of the basic maintenance tasks yourself. Checking your tire pressure and keeping your tires properly inflated, changing your air filter, flushing your engine coolant, and even changing the oil are relatively easy tasks to perform and can save you some money along the way.
Leave the major repairs to the professionals though!
Clean Your Car!
For some of us, keeping the car clean is just a natural habit, but for others, there are always empty bottles and loose trash on the floorboards and a coating of dust on the outside of the car. Do one deep clean, declutter and remove all of the stuff that doesn’t need to be in your car, and put in a small trash can to collect trash. Keeping the outside of your car clean will also help your paint last longer and prevent rusting!
Take these tips, make them into resolutions for yourself, and drive happily into the new year!