When you think of New Year’s resolutions, you may think of hitting the gym or going on a diet. However, your goals for 2023 don’t have to have anything to do with your body. These are six New Year’s resolutions every car owner should have.
First, keep your car clean in 2023. To avoid premature rust, wash the exterior of your car on a routine basis. You also want to keep the interior of your car clean. If you are prone to keeping trash in your car, break this habit in 2023 to improve the clutter and odor of your vehicle. You also want to get rid of any items in your car that are causing clutter. If you get into a collision, loose items in your car can make a dangerous situation even more dangerous.
Up next, be courteous to other drivers this New Year. Traffic jams, novice drivers, and construction can cause frustration, but dedicate 2023 to increasing your patience. By avoiding road rage, you can also avoid accidents.
The third New Year’s resolution you should make as a car owner is to end distracted driving. Did you know an average of nine people are killed by distracted driving every day? Instead of becoming a statistic, put your phone away when behind the wheel. You also want to avoid eating, drinking, doing your makeup, reaching for things, changing the music, and so on when behind the wheel in 2023.
If you want to expand your car knowledge and save some money in 2023, learn to do basic maintenance yourself. Things like oil changes, replacing the windshield wipers, and changing the coolant of your car can be done in your own garage. Try watching Youtube videos or reading guides to perform maintenance on your watch and save some money in the process.
Speaking of car maintenance, make it a New Year’s resolution to receive maintenance on a routine basis in 2023. Taking your car to the mechanic a couple of times a year for small things may feel unnecessary, expensive, and annoying, but it is actually the exact opposite. If you neglect routine car maintenance, you can cause your car to operate less efficiently, making it more expensive to operate on a daily basis. Even worse, you can damage your vehicle and drive unsafely if you don’t get oil changes, tire rotations, fluid top-offs, filter changes, and so on.
Finally, consider selling or trading in your current car in 2023. You may have a New Year’s resolution to ride in style. Say goodbye to your current car and make an upgrade by working with Sarasota Car Sales. We are located at 7150 S Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida, and we hope to see you here soon.