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 cars usually fall to the bottom of our lists when we start thinking about changing for the better. However, you need your car 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 vehicle:
I RESOLVE to drive smarter
Preventative car maintenance starts behind the wheel. Bad driving habits may cause your car and its 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 cause your car’s exterior to wear and lead to rust. On the inside of your car is just as important for driving safety and preserving the interior components.
I RESOLVE to schedule two checkups for my car
Checkups identify signs of wear on your vehicle that may lead to damages if not replaced. If Osceola Garage is changing your oil, we’re already doing this check up for you.
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 cost yourself more than a quick check-up, you could get a bill for new tires, shocks, struts, or even drive train. Don’t forget to check the tire pressure. as mother nature continues to send wild temperature swings our way.
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, Osceola 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. 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 easy repair work. Doing so can lead to larger problems and more major repair bills in the end. Bite the bullet, 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 Winterize maintenance package for a short while longer; we’ll check all of the above steps for you and start 2016 off on the right foot for your car.