5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

January 2nd, 2020 by

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

The celebration of the New Year is a great time to make resolutions to make our lives better. Since cars are a big part of our lives, it’s worth making some resolutions to take of them, too. Here are five New Year’s resolutions for your car that will improve its condition.

  1. Take Regular Maintenance Seriously 

Regular maintenance can be a pain due to your busy schedule but it is extremely necessary to keep your car in good condition. Some of the things covered in regular maintenance are changing engine oil, maintaining recommended levels of transmission oil, brake fluid and coolant. If you live in a colder region, flush the old coolant solution or add anti-freeze compound to the solution. Also, check the air filter and oil filter and get them replaced if necessary. Other things to check during regular maintenance are battery condition and performance and making sure it is in good condition. 

  1. Check Tires 

Checking tires regularly should be one of the New Year resolutions. You need to check two things: the tread depth and tire pressure. As the temperature drops, the air pressure in tires is also reduced. It’s important to check tire pressure every few days and maintain the recommended level. According to tire experts, tread depth above 4/32 of an inch is considered good. If the tread depth is less than 4/32 of an inch, it’s time to get new tires. 

  1. Keep Your Car Clean 

The interior of the car is often neglected as it is difficult to clean tight spaces. The result is that the interior becomes a mess after some time with garbage lying around the cabin. The first thing to do here is taking a car vacuum cleaner and remove all dirt and trash from the cabin. Use the vacuum cleaner to clean upholstery, nooks, corners, and crevices. Make sure the car smells good. Also, get rid of any junk in the trunk area. It increases the weight of the car and decreases fuel efficiency. 

  1. Get Tire Rotation and Alignment 

Tire rotations and alignments are often missed by car owners. You need to have tires rotated periodically to ensure even wear of tires. An alignment check can be checked once in a year or every six months. If your vehicle is drifting, pulling to one side or the steering wheel appears off-center, you need to take the car for wheel alignment. 

  1. Create an Emergency Fund 

Car repairs can be expensive and it makes sense to create an emergency fund for your car. These funds can be used to perform minor or major repairs on time before they become a cause for a car breakdown. You can create an emergency fund of $500 to $1,000 for the car and use it exclusively for car maintenance and repairs. 

Make sure you take your car ownership seriously this year by making these five New Year’s resolutions. It will keep your car in good condition and you will feel proud and happy about being a responsible car owner.

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