Welcome to 2017!! I know most of us will be making resolutions to eat healthier, travel more, exercise more often, etc... Why not be different?! Make 2017 the best year for you and your vehicle with these 6 easy-to-commit-to resolutions. If your looking for more tips, give The Dyno Shop in Santee, CA a call anytime at 619-562-3933!
Stay on track with Regular Maintenance
If you were a bit lax about having regular maintenance performed on your vehicle in 2016, make your first resolution to stay on top of it. Having regular maintenance performed at the recommended intervals can save you money in the long run and could keep you from being stranded on the side of the road.
Keep your vehicle clean
This does not mean that you need to spend money on getting your vehicle professionally detailed every week. De-clutter, throw out the trash, and vacuum every month. I find it easy to keep my vehicle trash free when I keep a bag for trash in my Jeep. Don't forget about the outside! There are plenty of drive thru car washes around that are cheap.
No More Stress
Decide to chill out. Leave the house a bit early to give yourself time during your commute. This way you will not be stressed about time and will be able to have a more positive courteous attitude towards your fellow drivers. Not only is this great for your health, but also for your vehicles health. Less hard braking can lengthen brake life; less hard acceleration can increase gas mileage.
Give up texting and driving
We all know that texting and driving is extremely dangerous, let alone illegal in California. Make 2017 the year you save your life by quiting it! This will help you to be more attentive and courteous to other drivers by alleviating an unnecessary distraction.
Check your tires and wheels
Most of us take our tires for granted; having trust that they will always be there for us, taking us to and fro. Get into the habit of checking your tire pressure and condition monthly. Underflated, bald, cracked or torn tires can be disasterous.
It's a good idea to have your vehicle inspected twice a year by a trusted mechanic. Even if you are a do-it-yourselfer and really enjoy completing your oil changes, having a qualified profession inspect your vehicle could possibly catch something before it becomes a problem.