7 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Car Owner
The new year presents many opportunities for growth and self-improvement, and there’s no reason not to include car maintenance in your resolutions. At Euro Motorworks, we know that automotive issues can quickly pile up for car owners. That’s why we’ve put together these simple tips for keeping your luxury vehicle in prime condition for 2023.
1. Create an Emergency Fund
While you should aim to upkeep scheduled maintenance throughout the year, sudden automotive repairs are sometimes unavoidable. Bills can add up quickly, but creating a cushion between $500 to $1000 for the year can help offset the cost of any unexpected problems.
2. Change Out Your Air Filter
Changing your air filters after winter is an easy way to upkeep your car. Cold winter temperatures can stress your luxury vehicle’s filter, while salt from the roads can clog your filter and dramatically reduce fuel efficiency. The good news is that air filters are easy to replace, so be sure to ask your service experts to switch them out around spring.
3. Check Your Fluids
Checking your engine fluid may be part of your regular maintenance, but don’t neglect your car’s other fluids! Your transmission, cooling system, brakes, and power steering each have fluids that are crucial to their function. Make it a habit of inspecting the fluid quality and checking for leakage during each inspection.
4. Keep a Record of Services and Repairs
Keeping track of your oil changes, parts purchased, and repairs will help you know when your next service is due. However, it can also help you keep track of your part warranties and can add value to your car.
5. Replace the Windshield Wipers
The arrival of the new year often brings some of the harshest weather. Your windshield wipers will lose efficacy as they battle the elements, eventually decreasing your visibility. Treat your car to a fresh set of wipers as soon as you notice streaking.
6. Fix Cracks Immediately
Even the tiniest crack can quickly become a safety hazard. Keep a close eye out for any damage that may have occurred from icy conditions. As soon as you see a fracture, it’s time to bring your luxury vehicle to your service experts to replace the windshield.
7. Rotate and Align Your Tires
Rotating your vehicle’s tires and checking your car’s alignment is essential to your safety and the quality of your driving experience. Your service experts can tell when it’s time to rotate your tires. When it comes to alignment, any signs of your car drifting or “pulling” to one side indicate that it’s time to get your car realigned.
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With service as our top priority, our team of experts is here to help you keep your car in prime condition for 2023. Contact us today to request an appointment!