New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car
As a tradition for the new year, many people vow to make positive changes in their lives. Some make the goal to exercise more, have a better diet, or drop a bad habit. However, have you ever considered making a New Year’s resolution for your car? If not, it’s about time you do! Our Acura dealership in Dublin has five resolutions for 2019 to help keep your vehicle running at its best.
1. Keep up with routine maintenance and repairs at Acura Columbus in Dublin
Don’t wait until you’re thousands of miles over your recommended oil change interval. Stay on top of your routine maintenance for the new year, and ensure your car is always running smoothly on the streets. At the first sign of a problem, schedule service with Acura Columbus in Dublin, and our technicians will get your vehicle repaired before a breakdown or component damage occurs.
2. Clean your car
Take care of your car’s finish by heading to the car wash to clean the dirt and grime off your exterior before it starts to rust. Inside, clean up messes like spilled drinks, crumbs, and mud to prevent stains and odor from setting in, and vacuum up dirt before it wears your carpet and seating.
3. Stay on top of fluids
We suggest checking your car’s fluids on a monthly basis. Oil, brake fluid, coolant, transmission, and other fluid changes are necessary to keep your vehicle protected, and to maintain its performance.
4. Maintain your tires
In order to extend the life of your tires and ensure even wear, it’s important to get a tire rotation every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, or according to the vehicle-specific recommendation in your owner’s manual. Keep an eye on your car’s tire pressure, especially in cold months. A decrease in temperature can lower the air pressure in tires, adding to rolling resistance caused by snow and slush. Not keeping up with tire maintenance can lower your car’s fuel efficiency, and even compromise your safety.
5. Quit the idling habit
Idling your car is a bad habit that many drivers are guilty of. However, this action is detrimental to your wallet, engine, as well as the heath of the people around you. If you want to help the environment, and your bank account, turn your car off when it’s parked!
As the new year approaches, keep these resolutions in mind to increase your vehicle’s performance and health. If you have any questions for our Acura dealer, don’t hesitate to contact us at (614) 761-1222.