New Year's Resolutions for Car Owners
Happy New Year! We've all probably made some changes recently and vowed to get healthier, walk more, eat locally and more whole foods, spend less, and so on and so forth. But have you ever made a resolution when it comes to caring for your car? No? You're not alone, our vehicles usually fall to the bottom of our lists when we start thinking about changing for the better. However, you need your car in order to get to work, the gym, shopping, travel, little league. People naturally get overwhelmed at the thought of preventative car maintenance, but keep it simple with these New Year resolutions for your car.
I resolve to check on my car's tires and wheels.
A little wobble or vibration is not a minor issue, it means some part of your suspension is out of alignment and you're costing yourself more than a quick check-up, you could get a bill for new parts, or even a drive train. Don't forget to check the tire pressure.
I resolve to keep up with my car's fluid changes.
Oil, brake fluid, coolant, are all inexpensive items to top off, but the prevention is worth its weight in gold when it comes to protecting your car. By following recommended service schedule, most service stations will top off all of these fluids if needed and your car will run in optimum performance.
I resolve to address my car's minor problems early.
It's easy to hear a strange noise in your vehicle and hope that it will go away. Unfortunately, this rarely happens, but the potential consequences of doing so can be catastrophic. Don't put off minor maintenance or easy repair work. Doing so can lead to larger problems and larger repair bills in the end.