2021 is quickly (and thankfully, for many) coming to a close. As this difficult year slips into history, it signals the arrival of the new year and all the potential and opportunity housed within it. People around the world consider new year's resolutions during this season, making promises to themselves or loved ones, setting goals, and orchestrating change.
Your new year's resolution for 2022 doesn't have to involve weight loss or monetary gains, as is commonly (and perhaps annoyingly) seen on social media. It can be simple, and it can involve something you're passionate about, such as your car. Change is change and progress is progress, however big or small.
Below are some suggested new year's resolutions for your vehicle, feel free to utilize them and tailor them to your needs as necessary. Happy New Year!
1. Stay on top of cleanliness.
Car cleanliness involves washing the outside as well as keeping the inside clean. Remember: concrete goals are more realistic and attainable than abstract ones. In other words, instead of saying, "This year I'm going to keep my car clean," resolve to wash your car once a month, vacuum the inside every couple of weeks, and to always take trash out with you when you get out of the car. Pick a time frame and stick with it!
2. Check your car's fluids regularly.
Checking your car's fluids is an important aspect of vehicle maintenance that helps guard against unnecessary strain, malfunction, and wear and tear. Perhaps if you're committing to keeping your car clean, you can also commit to check the fluids at the same time. Pick a day of the month, maybe the first day of the month, and knock it out!
Fluids to check:
- Engine Oil
- Transmission Fluid
- Windshield Wiper Fluid
- Brake Fluid
- Power Steering Fluid
3. Pay attention to warning signs on the dashboard.
Most drivers are guilty of ignoring warning lights, especially if they don't appear to be particularly urgent. Taking the car in for whatever maintenance may be needed can be wholly inconvenient; however, maintenance is prevention and prevention helps keep drivers and their passengers safe. So, for 2022, perhaps make a commitment to take the car in for servicing within seven days of a warning light popping up. Your safety is always first and foremost to the team at Gil's Garage Inc!
For all your automotive needs in 2022, please bring your car to our auto repair shop in Burnt Hills, NY.