A very happy New Year from the team here at Car Factory! We hope you had a great holiday spent around your loved ones and are feeling rejuvenated enough for another year around the sun.
It’s the beginning of the New Year, which is usually a time for fresh starts and new projects. Everyone’s usual New Year’s resolutions include spending more time with loved ones or increasing fitness levels. We all have ways in which we want to improve our lives in the upcoming year. As we look to better our lives and those around us, there is one thing that we often take for granted and may not be thinking about – our vehicle.
Here are a few New Year resolutions for your car that you must consider starting 2021!
Your Car’s New Year Resolution
1. Spend an unused gift card wisely
Your first New Year resolution should be to use up any unused gift cards lying around your house and spend it on your car’s maintenance. You can get an oil change or get your tires rotated. The choice is yours!
2. Save money by scheduling regular inspections
Regular vehicle inspections help save you money by identifying minor problems before they can turn into expensive ones. Preventative and scheduled maintenance is key to ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly and safely for as long as you own it. The certified mechanics at Car Factory can help you keep your vehicle in prime condition, from routine oil changes and tire rotations to fluid checks and filter replacements.
3. Keep an eye on your tires
Several factors affect how long tires last, so it’s essential to keep an eye on your tire pressure, alignment, and tread depth. While the general rule of thumb is to have your tires changed every 50,000 miles, we recommend giving them a closer look at roughly every 5,000 miles. Need new tires? We can help you pick the right tires for your budget and needs.
4. Take the time to give your vehicle an excellent deep cleaning
Get rid of all that junk that’s been slowly piling up in the back seat. Give your seats and floor mats a good vacuuming. You and your passengers will be grateful you did.
5. Learn how to change a tire
Nobody plans to get a flat, but if you don’t know how to change a spare tire and end up stuck somewhere without service, you could be waiting quite a while before help arrives. Learn how to change a flat, so you never have to worry about being caught with a flat tire and no way to help yourself.
6. Stop driving while distracted
No text or phone call is worth your life or the life of someone else. Put the phone down until you’ve reached your destination. Invest in a hands-free device if you’re using it for navigation.
7. Master the art of driving a stick shift
While manual transmissions aren’t nearly as popular as they used to be, there are still a good many of them on the road. You never know when you’ll need to hop behind the wheel of a car with a stick shift, even it’s only to drive a short distance. In addition to impressing your friends, driving a stick shift also forces you to keep your attention on the road.
8. Find a trusted service dealership
At Car Factory, we understand that it can be challenging to find a local auto repair and tire shop that you can depend on. When it comes to trustworthy service, we’re committed to bringing you the very best in reliability, integrity, and quality. Please book an appointment today by calling us at 786-406-6234 or visit our website to check out our range of certified used cars.