New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

Car maintenance in the new year

Forget diet and exercise. This year, make some resolutions for your car, and call it a day – or should we say call it a year! Your car is an important part of your life, and it deserves some attention and care. So here are some new year’s resolutions for your car that will help you keep it in top shape and save you money and hassle in the long run.

Check your oil regularly
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, and it needs to be checked and changed regularly to prevent damage and ensure optimal performance. You should check your oil level at least once a month, and change it according to your owner’s manual or your mechanic’s recommendation.

Keep your tires in good condition
Your tires are (hopefully!) the only part of your car that touches the road, and they affect your safety, handling, and fuel efficiency. Make a goal to inspect your tires regularly for signs of wear, damage, or low pressure. You should also get your tires rotated and balanced every 6,000 miles or every six months, to ensure even wear and prevent vibrations.

Clean your car inside and out
A clean car is not only more pleasant to drive, but also more valuable and more durable. This is the year to resolve to keep it clean. A clean car will make you feel more comfortable, confident, and proud of your ride.

Maintain your brakes.
Your brakes are one of the most important safety features of your car, and they need to be checked and serviced regularly to prevent accidents and costly repairs. You should pay attention to any signs of brake problems, such as squeaking, grinding, pulsating, or soft pedals, and bring it to us if you sense a problem. You should also check your brake fluid level every few months, and top it off if needed.

Follow your maintenance schedule
Your car’s manufacturer has a recommended maintenance schedule for your car, based on the mileage and age of your vehicle. This schedule tells you when to change your oil, filters, spark plugs, belts, hoses, fluids, and other parts that need regular attention. There are even car maintenance apps to help you keep track.

By following these new year’s resolutions for your car, you will be able to enjoy your car more, save money on gas and repairs, and extend the life of your vehicle. Your car will thank you for it, and you’ll be happy, too. Happy new year, and happy driving from all of us at Norris Automotive!

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