The New Year is only just getting underway, which means there’s still time for you to make your resolutions and commit to seeing them through to 2019. If you’re setting goals for the year, why not include some resolutions for your car, too? Use these car care resolution ideas, and go through 2018 feeling confident about your vehicle maintenance habits.
Schedule Regular Check-Ups
If you get into the practice of taking your vehicle in for regular check-ups with a trained mechanic, you might be able to spot any potential problems early on. This could save you big repair costs down the road. Consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual to learn what your recommended intervals are for service and maintenance.
Keep It Clean
Make it a goal in 2018 to clean out your car at the end of every commute. Letting trash and items collect on the floor and across the seats makes a car smell and look bad, which makes the whole driving experience less pleasant.
Check Tire Pressure Regularly
Having tires that are in good condition and inflated properly makes for the safest and most efficient driving conditions possible. In the New Year, practice checking your tire pressure every time you’re at the gas station to be sure that your car is driving its best. Check the condition of your tires by using the penny test, and get ahead of worn-down tread before it affects your daily drive.
Schedule Regular Oil Changes
Each vehicle has its own recommended oil change and maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual. Sticking to this recommended schedule will have your car and all of its parts running smoothly throughout the year.
These are just some of the ways that you can keep your vehicle in tip-top shape for all of 2018. Start off your New Year’s resolution by scheduling your next service at Bill Harris GM.