New Year, New You, New Year’s Resolutions For Your Car, Too

Did you make resolutions for the new year? Have you already broken them? Auto Solutions isn’t here to judge you, but we would like to suggest some resolutions for your automobile. The new year should be a new “you” for your car, as well. You can take some steps to take better care of it this year, which benefits you more than anything else. A well-cared for automobile last longer, runs more efficiently, and saves you money in the end. Let’s make some New Year’s resolutions for your car.

Plan Your Trips

When we say plan your trips, we mean keep an eye on the roads before you leave to ensure that you are facing any road conditions that can be damaging to your automobile. Things such as traffic jams, road construction, and unexpected inclement weather can make driving hazardous to you and your vehicle. Keep an eye on your routes, even your daily routes. Your GPS inside your vehicle can help.

Leave Early

Give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go. One of the most common things that wears down a vehicle sooner than necessary is speeding. If you slam on the accelerator and slam on the brakes constantly, you’re not only opening yourself up to increased chances of automobile accidents, but you are also causing unnecessary wear and tear on your engine, brakes, and wheels. Leave early.

Drive Carefully

The above allows you to drive more carefully. Again, how you drive can affect the longevity of your automobile. Speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of lanes, and other aggressive driving is hard on your automobile. Just because the speedometer says it can reach over 100 mph, does not mean that you should drive that. Take it easy and slow and give your vehicle a break when you’re on the road.

Avoid Damaging Habits

Hard acceleration and hard braking is just one bad habit that damages your car, truck, or SUV. If you drive a manual, avoid riding the clutch, as this will wear the part down prematurely. Avoid riding your brakes, too. This not only wears the brake pads down prematurely but can also cause them to glaze and your brakes to fail. Avoid these damaging habits to protect your automobile throughout the year.

Maintain Your Automobile

Finally, resolve to maintain your automobile this year. Even if things are tight, preventative maintenance extends the life of your car and actually makes it more affordable to operate. Regular servicing keeps the engine running as efficiently as it can, which means you save gas every time you drive. Look no further than Auto Solutions in Orlando, FL, for this New Year’s. We’ll help you maintain your vehicle.


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