During the holiday excitement we make sure we have everything we need; the right gifts, travel plans and delicious meal recipes in mind. After everything is said and done, we look forward to another year and contemplate what our New Year’s Resolutions will be. While being healthier, happier and spending wiser may top the list, we always forget one of the most important things we should take care of as well! Our vehicles need their own New Year Resolutions! In case you’re at a loss of where to even start here are a few examples:
1.) A clean car = a clean mind. I aim to clean my interior and exterior at least four times a month.
2.) I want my car to last this coming year without any major issues. I aim to follow the suggested scheduled maintenance and check ups.
3.) Even though the timing may not be perfect I aim to listen to my car when it makes a funny noise, drives differently or gives me warnings.
4.) Nobody wants to deal with an accident no matter how minor or severe. I aim to drive safer and focus on the road when driving.
5.) Tires, wheels and fluids are just as important as oil changes. I aim to check on those routinely as well.
6.) Driving faster or more aggressively wastes more fuel and can cost you more money by constantly refueling. I aim to give myself a little more time to drive slower to save money and to become a fuel-efficient driver.
7.) Going to the right places for repairs (like Certified VW Technicians) can make a difference in the quality of maintenance performed on your car. I aim to choose only the best service for my vehicle (Volkswagen of Naples!)
8.) Life gets busy and sometimes we forget exactly when our last repair was. Staying organized and keeping detailed records of services performed can help us in the future. Especially if you want to eventually sell your vehicle! I aim to get better records of any and all of performed vehicle maintenance.
9.) I will not let my vehicle become my second room. Keeping items in my trunk and back seat can weigh down my car and waste more fuel. I aim to keep the items in my trunk to a minimum.
10.) Bad parking is the worst. Who wants to be “that guy”? I aim to park better, and in doing so, lessen the chances of someone hitting my car.
These are just some of our New Year Car Resolutions. What would you add?