New Year’s (Car) Resolutions
10 Popular New Year’s Resolutions:
- Spend less time on your phone
- Improve finances
- Exercise more
- Try a new hobby
- Eat healthier
- Manage stress better
- Go to bed on time
- Stop procrastinating
- Plan a vacation
You know what they say, “new year, new you.” You probably have some of the resolutions listed above in place, but what about resolutions for your car? The average lifespan of a car today is about 12 years, but if you want to get your money’sworth (and avoid spending A LOT of money on costly repairs) here are some New Year’s car resolutions to keep in mind.
Keep Up with Car Maintenance
Maybe you’ve been a few miles over getting your oil changed or your tires rotated in the past, but 2020 is the year that all changes. Keeping up with car maintenance can be a pain, but when the regular appointments stop there’s room for larger,more expensive problems to arise. In 2020, make a promise to yourself and your vehicle to keep up on regular maintenance. Set reminders to get your oil changed, your tires rotated or replaced, your brake pads replaced, your air filter replaced andeverything in between.
Stop Driving Distracted
Thousands of deaths and injuries are caused by distracted driving every year. Distracted driving isn’t only classified as texting and driving – reaching for something, changing the music, checking your GPS or email, posting to social media,putting on makeup and even eating or drinking can take your full attention away from the road. In the New Year, do your part to decrease distracted driving accidents and injuries.
Keep Your Car Clean
For those of you who spend a considerable amount of time in your car, whether it’s commuting, taking your kids to and from after school activities or anything in between, you know just how easy it is for all of that junk to accumulate in your car.This is the year that can all change. Start your spring cleaning early by taking everything out of your vehicle that you don’t need. If it’s garbage or something you haven’t touched in months (or maybe even years), get rid of it!
After you get rid of the clutter, give your car the deep clean it deserves with a Ziebart interior detailing.A fresh start is just the motivation you need to help your vehicle stay spotless and looking like new throughout the year.
Accessorize Your Ride
Life is too short to be driving around with standardized equipment on your vehicle. Add a little bit of personality to your ride in the New Year with any number of automotive accessories, available at select Ziebart stores, that will not only provide function and convenience, but also style to your vehicle. Tonneau coversor truck caps, step bars, mud flaps, spray-on bed liners and backup cameras are just some of the options offered at your local Ziebart.
Travel Somewhere New
Now that your car is in good shape, how about adding something fun into the mix? Take that road trip you’ve been thinking about or go somewhere you’ve never been before. You deserve it.