Happy New Year 2021 from the team here at Dr Car Wash! We hope you had a great holiday season with friends and family and are refreshed for a brand new year.
As we all know, the new year is a great time to set new year’s resolutions or goals to help better yourself throughout the year. What are your new year’s resolutions? here at Dr Car Wash we have new year’s resolutions focused on improving our operations and to serve our customer family better.
Well, whatever your new year’s resolutions may be, it is always good to take your car into consideration, too. We make resolutions to improve our health and overall lifestyle, adding a few for your car is a good idea! You use it every day, don’t you? Caring for your car will only make you a better car owner and keep your car in the best condition. With these 5 new year’s resolutions every car owner should have for 2021 , you will surely be able to provide the respect your car should have.
New Year’s Resolutions For Every Car Owner
1. Don’t Neglect Car Maintenance
If you were lax about making regular maintenance appointments for your vehicle in 2020, and understandably so because of the ongoing pandemic. Your first new year’s resolution should be to call your nearest Dr Car Wash location and schedule a Oil change / Oil Filter Change. Yes, we know keeping up with car maintenance can be a pain, but when you don’t keep up with it bigger problems can arise. And it is not cheap.
The most important car maintenance you will need to keep up with this year are oil changes, tire care, brake pads, and your car’s air filter. All our locations cater to your car needs.
Changing your oil regularly is important because it keeps your car’s engine properly lubricated. The longer you wait to change your oil the more it corrodes. When your oil starts to go bad it can no longer effectively lubricate your engine – resulting in more car problems. Check your owner’s manual to see how often your need to change your oil, and keep in mind that the older your car gets, the more oil changes it will need.
Your car’s tires – very important! Keeping up with tire rotations and alignments and continuously checking tire pressure are vital to your tire’s longevity and your safety. Low tire pressure can be dangerous at high speeds as they are more prone to blowouts, especially at high speeds.
Maintaining your brake pads is an easy new year’s resolution to complete as it is typical to have them replaced only once a year. However, it is a very important part of your car to maintain, so don’t forget this one.
They experience a lot of friction as your brake while driving, and these pads are the only thing that keep your braking mechanisms and rotor from grinding together. Over the year they can become thin, causing serious damage. And if your brake pads wear out it could be detrimental to you and the drivers around you.
Replacing your air filter is an easy part of car maintenance to knock out while your getting your oil changed. They usually need to be changed around the same time. The air filter filters the air that your engine takes in. Over time it becomes clogged, decreasing the fuel economy by making your engine work twice as hard.
2. End Distracted Driving
On an average 9 people are killed by distracted driving every day?Inbelievable , isn’t it. Most people think that distracted driving means texting and driving but it refers to anything that can take your full attention away from the road.
According to the department of Motor Vehicle there are many things that can cause distracted driving such as:
- Reaching for something
- Changing the music
- Using an app
- Checking your GPS or map
- Taking a photo
- Checking email or posting to social media
- Eating and drinking
- Putting on makeup/grooming
Distracted driving is an epidemic that is completely preventable. All you must do is to put down the phone and pay attention. Make it a goal for the new year not to add to these distracted driving statistics, but to make them smaller.
3. Be Courteous To Other Drivers
We all know driving can be frustrating especially with traffic jams, highway construction, and novice drivers. It is easy to let that get to you causing road rage and potentially accidents. Make it a new year’s resolution to be patient with the people you share the road with.
Everyone has somewhere they need to be and sometimes we just must accept the fact that not every driver drives like they should. If you can let that roll off your back while driving,you’ll find your commutes less stressful and safer.
A helpful tip to accomplish this: leave 10 to 15 minutes early for your destination so you can allow for traffic, construction, and novice drivers.
4. Keep Your Car Clean
For some of you keeping your car clean comes naturally, but for the rest of us it is a daily challenge. If your car is a mess going into the new year learn how to declutter your car and prevent future clutter.
First, remove everything from your car that you do not need. Be frugal here! Do you really need that book you have been meaning to read the past few months or those three extra jackets taking up space?
Second, organize those important papers in your car and rid of the papers you do not need. Throw out old receipts, coupons, and other miscellaneous papers. Then find the important documents like your registration, insurance, and owner’s manual and put them in a safe spot.
Third, give your car a deep clean after you’ve decluttered it. Vacuum the seats and floor, wipe down windows, and take it through a car wash. We at Dr Car Wash can help you detail the interior of car.
Lastly, one of the most helpful things you can do is prevent the mess. Keep a small trash can in your car, plug the “black hole” between your seats, and make for easy clean up in your cup holders.
5. Finally Get Rid Of That Junk Car
Do you have a junk car that has been sitting in your driveway for a while now? Make it a new year’s resolution to finally sell it. Find out how much you could get for your junk car from Dr Car Deals.
What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?
The whole point to a new year’s resolution 2021 is to improve your life. When you take care of your car and drive safely your life is most likely going to improve. You will have less car maintenance issues to deal with and hopefully no tickets since you’ll be a better driver! There is another goal for this year, no traffic tickets in 2021.
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