5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Car

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Car

With the new year here, people across the globe are doing their best to stick to their goals and resolutions. And while your resolutions might involve health or hobbies, your car shouldn’t be overlooked. Cars are an integral part of life and we rely on them for many things. It is a good idea to make some resolutions for your car as well. Here we have listed five New Year’s resolutions for your car. 

1. Get Rid of Excess Weight

Luckily, you don’t have to take your car to the gym to get rid of excess weight. If you look at the car interior and trunk, there are probably many unwanted things lying in there. This unwanted stuff adds to the overall weight of the car and can affect its gas mileage. Remove all unwanted things from your car and you’ll probably see your fuel efficiency increase!

2. Maintain Your Car 

Regular maintenance of your car is crucial to maintain its health. One of the best things you can do is get an oil change as recommended by the car manufacturer. You might save a few dollars by ignoring oil change but your ignorance is causing damage to the engine. As engine oil gets older, its ability to protect the engine is greatly reduced. Pay attention to other car fluids like transmission fluid, brake fluid and engine coolant, too. 

Make sure the recommended level of important car fluids is maintained. If the temperature drops below zero in the region you live, flush out the old coolant solution and add fresh coolant solution (a 70:30 ratio of coolant to water is recommended). Also, make sure the wiper blades are in good condition. If the old wiper blades are cracked, get winter wiper blades. 

3. Get the Car Detailed

When is the last time you took your car for detailing? Your car goes through mud, snow, and faces the debris in the environment. All this affects your car’s looks, paint and body structure. Auto detailing ensures your car is thoroughly cleaned from inside and outside. 

4. Buy New Tires

If you live in a region that receives snow during the winter, you should consider getting winter tires. All-season tires are fine for warmer weather but not suitable for the winter season. These tires have poor traction performance in cold weather. To reduce the risk of accidents, your New Year resolution should include the purchase of new tires. Also, make sure the spare tire in your car is fully inflated.

5. Be More Patient

Road rage and rash driving are common nowadays and people often lose their cool while on the road. If another driver on the road is getting on your nerves, you need to stay calm and relax. At the end of the day, you should always do everything to prevent a road accident. 

Regardless of how old or new your car is, the New Year’s resolutions given above will help you keep your car in good condition.