New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers
The average lifespan of a car is eight years or 150,000 miles. However, without proper maintenance and repair, your vehicle’s lifespan could be reduced significantly. That’s why it’s important to start this new year off right with a set of car New Year’s resolutions.
Let’s take a look at the essential New Year’s resolution Checklist for drivers.
Your 8 Essential Car New Year’s Resolutions
Here’s what you should include in your car New Year’s resolutions:
The frequency of oil changes depends on your car and your driving habits. On average, you should get oil changes every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
Tire rotation, balance, and replacement
Extend the lifespan of your tire tread by getting your tires rotated and balanced every six months, or roughly every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
Brake pad replacement
You can often get your brake pads inspected when you get an oil change. On average, brake pads need to be replaced at 50,000 miles (within the range of 25,000 and 70,000 miles).
Car battery testing
Get your battery tested twice a year to ensure you don’t unexpectedly get stuck with a car that doesn’t work. Car batteries often need to be replaced every three years, though this varies based on your vehicle and driving habits.
Clean inside and outside of vehicle
Taking care of your car aesthetically is also important and can make driving more enjoyable. Plan to get car washes on a regular basis and vacuum as needed.
Practice patience on the road
Road rage is not only stressful, it’s dangerous. It’s important to stay calm on the road. If you find yourself getting agitated while driving, remember to stay focused and take deep breaths. Also, leave two cars worth of space between your vehicle and the one in front.
Stay focused while driving
Distractions can cause car accidents and crashes. Don’t text or call while driving. We also recommend avoiding other distracting activities, like putting on makeup or eating.
Start saving for a new car
A high-quality car is worth the investment. But it’s still important to save up. You can also start preparing by identifying what vehicle(s) you’re interested in buying or leasing. If you live in the South Florida area, we recommend you explore our new cars for sale in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Schedule Your New Year’s Auto Service in West Palm Beach, FL
The expert technicians at Schumacher Auto Group are ready to help ensure your car is in tip-top shape going into the new year. Start 2020 off right, and schedule a service appointment today. We have auto maintenance and repair centers throughout South Florida, in West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, and Delray Beach.
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