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Your Car’s Best New Year’s Resolutions

As car owners, it’s easy to become complacent with our vehicles when they are running well. However, there are some new year’s resolutions you should consider making (and keeping) when it comes to your vehicle. This list includes the best new year’s resolutions every car owner should consider for their car:

1. Have a Checkup at Your Car Dealer
You may not know this, but most car dealerships offer free basic inspections from experienced technicians, even if your car isn’t due for an oil change or other service. If there are any issues discovered during the inspection that can be fixed before they turn into bigger problems, then spending a few minutes to drop off and pick up your car will save you plenty of time and money this year.

2. Give Your Car Some TLC
If your car is due for a car wash, car wax or car interior cleaning, then take it upon yourself to give that car some much needed attention. You can also take your car to a professional detailing service to have every nook and cranny cleaned by a pro.

3. Take Care of Scratches and Dents
If your car has scratches or dents, having them taken care of not only keeps your car’s value but keeps up your car’s appearance as well. Plus having scratches and dents prevents deeper damage from rust and corrosion from occurring.

4. Keep Your Car’s Interior Clean
A dirty interior is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. Keep debris, wrappers and other mess cleaned up off the floors and seats. To clean the interior, simply purchase a microfiber cloth and a good all-purpose cleaner made for vehicles. Take good care of your car by dusting off the inside – including consoles, dashboards, steering wheel controls, back-up camera screens, cup holders, door grips and more. If you notice any spills or stains on your car’s interior surfaces such as seats or carpets, car detailing services can help with that.

5. Don’t Forget the Tires
Make sure to inspect your car’s tires each time you get an oil change. If they are showing uneven wear on the tread, then it may be time for a rotation or new car tires. Tires not only affect your car’s gas mileage, but they can also affect your car’s safety features such as anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control. Also keep an eye on your tire pressure. It has been estimated that failure to maintain optimal tire pressure could increase fuel consumption by 100% – so don’t neglect your car’s tires.

Your car’s new year’s resolutions keep you safe, maintain the look and value of your vehicle and help you catch small issues before they become major problems. Keep these new year’s resolutions for your car and keep it running and looking great all year long.