Happy New Year! We’ve all probably made some changes recently and vowed to get healthier, walk more, eat locally 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…35% of Americans and up to 75% of millennials ignore preventive maintenance of their cars. Let’s start 2017 with keeping your car healthy. Keep it simple with these New Year resolutions for your car:
I RESOLVE to keep up with my car’s fluid changes
Oil, brake fluid, coolant, transmission and other fluid changes are more than routine services; the prevention is worth its weight in gold when it comes to protecting your car. Ask us how you can protect your car for life; with our lifetime protection plans. Osceola Garage will also top off all under hood fluids at every Oil Change Service.
I RESOLVE to check on my car’s tires and wheels
A little wobble or vibration is not a minor issue, it means either a tire, rim, or some part of your suspension is out of alignment. So please have all suspension and tire problems checked as soon as you can to avoid more costly repairs. Don’t forget to check the tire pressure too; as Mother Nature continues to send wild temperature swings our way, which will affect tire pressure.
I RESOLVE to schedule regular check-ups for my car
Check-ups identify signs of wear on your car that may lead to a breakdown or component damage. If Osceola Garage is changing your oil, we’re already doing this check-up for you.
I RESOLVE to drive smarter
Preventative car maintenance starts behind the wheel. Bad driving habits may cause your car and it’s components to wear down more quickly. Let your car warm up on cold days. Accelerate and Brake gently; lighten your car’s load by keeping the truck/cargo area clear of extra unnecessary items.
I RESOLVE to keep my car clean
This is for more than aesthetics; dirt and road grime can actually cause your car’s exterior to wear and lead to rust. Preserving the interior car is important too; for comfort and to ensure you maintain your car’s overall value.
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. The potential consequences of ignoring problems can be catastrophic. A visit to the mechanic doesn’t have to be scary. Build a relationship with a car care service center you can trust.
Don’t put off minor maintenance or needed repair work. Doing so can lead to larger problems and larger repair bills in the end. Fix what’s wrong, and your car will last a lot longer. Car ownership should be fun, not a hassle. Staying on schedule with your car maintenance take minimal effort, but it’s worth every second. We’re still running our Winter maintenance package for a short while longer. We’ll check all of the above steps for you and start your car off on the right foot in 2017.