Four New Year's Resolutions for your Vehicle

January 14, 2014

A new year presents new opportunities to get your vehicle looking and performing the way you have always wanted.

If your goal in 2014 is to keep it cleaner, better protected or simply looking its best, we here at Ziebart are excited to provide you with some inspiration with four simple New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle.

  • Keep it clean and tidy. Place a small wastebasket on the floor in the passenger seat or backseat. Keeping a place for trash in your vehicle will help avoid small wrappers landing where they may, while also providing a reminder to empty it when others join you. Lining it with a simple plastic bag makes disposal easy as well. If you’re interested in keeping germs at bay, you may also want to consider getting Germ Defender treatments to keep your vehicle clean against items less visible (like bacteria!)
  • Maintain up-to-date records of vehicle’s history. Aside from being a great way to stay on top of key parts like air filters, fluid top offs, etc., well-kept vehicle maintenance records can help a potential buyer see the work that was done in the event you sell your car or truck in the future. If you have a newer vehicle, you may already get email alerts on this information.
  • Be proactive when it comes to protection. If your car or truck is a daily driver, getting additional under coating and/or rust protection for your undercarriage is essential to avoid damage caused by moisture and road salt. Billions of dollars are spent every year due to corrosion damage and new vehicle warranties have significant limits on what they will cover when it comes to rust.
  • Monitor your gas mileage to check performance. Sometimes the easiest way to discover a problem in your vehicle is by catching a drop-off in miles per gallon. While weather changes or shifts in your driving behavior can lead to a drop, knowing what you should be getting and following-up with a professional when your MPGs diminish is a great way to keep your car or truck running.

These are just a few ways to get your vehicle looking and driving its best. If your New Year’s resolution was about keeping your car or truck’s exterior looking as great as the day you bought it, visit your nearest Ziebart franchise to find out how we can help.

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