New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

by Driver's Way
12/21/2018 - Pelham, AL

For the start of the new year, many people vow to make positive changes in their lives. Popular goals include losing weight, eating healthier, and getting rid of bad habits. However, have you ever considered making a New Year’s resolution for your car? At Driver’s Way in Pelham, we encourage you to keep your vehicle running at its best in 2019 by following these five resolutions!

1. Keep up with routine maintenance and repairs at Driver’s Way in Pelham

Car Maintenance

Don’t put off getting your car’s oil changed this new year. Stay on top of your vehicle’s routine maintenance to make sure it’s always cruising smoothly on the streets. If your car is making strange noises, shaking, has odor, or if any of the warning lights appear, get it checked out by a technician before a breakdown occurs. When it comes time to schedule service, bring your vehicle over to our dealership in Pelham, and our highly-skilled mechanics will get the job done right.

2. Clean the inside and outside of your vehicle

Treat your vehicle to a car wash before built-up dirt and grime cause the exterior to rust. Inside, clean up all spills and messes to prevent stains and odor from setting in, and vacuum up dirt before it wears your carpet and seating. Need some help cleaning your vehicle? Schedule an appointment for professional detailing with our Reconditioning Department at (205) 982-8327.

3. Stay on top of fluids

It’s important to check your car’s fluids on a monthly basis. Oil, brake fluid, coolant, transmission, and other fluid changes are necessary in order to protect your vehicle and maintain its performance.

4. Maintain your tires

Filling tires with air

If you want to extend the life of your tires and ensure even wear, you’re going to need to get a tire rotation every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, or according to the vehicle-specific recommendation in your owner’s manual. Regularly inspect your car’s tire pressure, tread, and look out for unusual signs of wear. Failure to keep up with tire maintenance can decrease your car’s fuel efficiency, and even compromise your safety. If you need any assistance from our tire experts, contact our service center at (205) 271-6738.

5. Quit the idling habit

Letting your car idle while in park is a bad habit that many drivers are guilty of. However, this action is hurting your wallet, engine, as well as the health of the people around you. If you want to help the environment, and your bank account, do your car a favor and turn it off when it’s parked!

As the new year approaches, keep these resolutions in mind to increase your vehicle’s performance and health. If you have any questions for our used car dealership, feel free to contact us at (205) 982-8326.

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