A new year is the perfect time to eliminate old bad habits and replace them with better ones. And since our cars take care of us every day of the year, we shouldn’t neglect them as we kick off 2018. Here are some great resolutions for your car to help keep you and your car as safe as possible this year.
Get your vehicle in shape
While getting yourself in shape is a classic new year’s resolution, don’t forget that your car sometimes needs a little TLC, too. This year, stick to a simple car maintenance routine that includes checking for leaks, staying on top of oil changes, and taking your vehicle in for seasonal check-ups.
Boost fuel efficiency
Driving in more fuel-efficient ways is better for your wallet and your car, as well as the environment. An easy way to start is by accelerating more slowly. You can also avoid speeding, since this accelerates fuel expenditure. These two steps alone will help you save money at the pump.
Monitor your tires
Your tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, and so it’s hard to over-stress their importance. This year, make a habit of regularly monitoring your tire pressure and getting your wheels aligned. If you notice any minor problems, take your vehicle in for an appointment to prevent those small complications from turning into bigger ones.
With a little effort, it’s simple to keep your car in the best shape possible. Commit to these ambitions to help prolong the life of your vehicle this year. If you have any questions about maintenance, stop by Hometown Motors; we’ll be more than happy to assist.