As we come to the end of 2016, a lot of us are thinking about how we can make 2017 a better year. The new year has always been the perfect time to start a new goal like losing weight, eating better, and making improvements at work. Our team here at Certified Autoplex is encouraging drivers to make similar resolutions for their vehicles in order to prolong the vehicle’s life and keep running in tiptop shape.
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Now that you’re on board to set up some New Year’s resolutions for yourself as a driver, we’re going to explore some popular ideas that drivers have tried throughout the years. Whether you’re looking to save money on fuel costs or get your vehicle in better shape, you can make somewhat minor adjustments to ensure these outcomes.
Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers
- Kick Bad Habits – Drivers looking to kick bad habits in the new year may want to consider cutting out idling as part of their daily routine. Even if you’re idling for ten minutes a day, you’re creating carbon dioxide emissions and wasting fuel. Newer vehicles with electronically controlled engines are capable of driving off after just 30 seconds of being turned on. If your windows are defrosted, then you’re good to go!
- Drive More Efficiently – With fuel costs constantly on the rise, drivers are constantly trying to find ways to travel more efficiently. Believe it or not, there are things you can do to drive more efficiently such as aggressive driving and speeding. Take time to plan out your trips and relax behind the wheel to ensure smooth and efficient driving.
- Give Some TLC – Take a little extra time each month and dedicate it to cleaning up the inside of your car. Throw away trash and wipe down commonly used surfaces. If the weather allows, go to the car wash and clean the windows. A little extra care can go a long way when it comes to improving the vehicle’s lifespan.
- Monitor Tire Pressure – If you live somewhere with a colder winter climate, this tip is even more important. Tire pressure is directly affected by the temperature; the colder it is, the faster they’ll lose pressure. Be sure to keep an eye on your tires and pay attention to the monitoring systems to keep your tires properly inflated for the best performance.
Drive interested in discussing these or other New Year’s resolutions for their car are welcome to contact our team here at Certified Autoplex for more information. Feel free to browse our entire inventory online, and schedule a test drive today!