Dec 29, 2021

5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Driver Should Keep

How to Keep Your Car Properly Maintained

It’s the time of the year when most of us make promises to ourselves to lose weight, save money or any other resolution that would better our lives in the new year. 

While most of these resolutions quickly fly out of the window by mid-January, there are some resolutions that are easy to keep as a person that spends a lot of time on the road.

This year, make these 5 resolutions to your vehicle and let Kwik Kar Automotive Lube & Service Center help you keep them.

Test Your Vehicle’s Battery Twice a Year

The average car battery needs to be replaced every few years. However, if you use your vehicle to make several long trips throughout the year, premature failure can occur.

We recommend testing your vehicle’s battery twice a year to ensure that you aren’t left on the side of the road if your battery dies. Twice annual checks can help uncover any battery issues and give you the chance to replace it if necessary.

Add Brake Pad Inspections to Oil Changes

Oil changes are a necessity for your vehicle, but so are functional brakes. So, the next time you take your vehicle in for an oil change, make it a full-service job and get your brake pads inspected in the process. This is a simple add-on that can catch and repair minor issues before they become disastrous.

An annual brake pad inspection is all part of preventative care that keeps your vehicle running as safely as possible throughout the year.

Keep Your Car Clean From the Inside Out

Yes, it can be difficult to keep a car clean (especially with children in the picture). However, a clean car inside and out definitely makes for a more pleasant driving experience. 

After you’ve cleaned out the clutter in your car, drive into a Kwik Kar location near you that offers car wash services. We can help you make your car look showroom-ready in no time and give you the confidence you need to drive into the new year.

Don’t Wait for an Oil Change

Waiting until your vehicle starts signaling that it’s time for an oil change is like gambling with your engine’s life cycle. Remember, the average oil change should be every 6 months. It’s never too soon to get this maintenance job done, and most auto shops will let you know when the right mileage for another change should be.

So, if you know that you’ve been driving your vehicle around more than usual, it may be wise to stop in for an oil change once you see the odometer start rising.

Get the Necessities Repaired

If you know that your vehicle has some minor (or major) issues that need to be fixed, this is the year to do so! Letting repairs go is an extremely dangerous risk to take and can lead to even more expensive repairs down the line.

At the most, get your vehicle inspected and understand what repairs are needed. From there, discuss the importance of each with your mechanic and start planning out repairs in a hierarchical manner.

Keep Your Resolutions in 2022 With Kwik Kar Automotive Near You

If you know that it’s time for your vehicle to come in for some much-needed maintenance, make sure to drop it off at a Kwik Kar location near you. We are Texas’s automotive experts that guarantee a job well done at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

Whether you stop in for an oil change or major repair, our mechanics have your vehicle covered.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.