New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

Get into the swing of things as the new year begins by making sure one of your biggest investments is in tip-top shape.

 

Now that the new year is here, it’s time to start making your goals for 2022. Many Americans resolve each year to lose weight, exercise, or stick to a budget. Nearly 48 percent of Americans made it a priority to lose weight in 2021. While health and finances are important goals, Moran Family of Brands recommends adding a new resolution to your lineup. In 2022, resolve to make sure this is the year that you take better care of your car.

Moran Family of Brands franchises six different concepts in the aftermarket auto and window tinting industry, including Milex Complete Auto Care, Mr. Transmission, and Turbo Tint. With 120-plus locations and more than 100 years of experience in the industry, our mechanics can help you take better care of your automobile in 2022. Here are some of the most important steps you can take to improve your car's performance this year.

Keep Your Car Clean. Giving your car regular deep cleanings will improve the quality of your ride. Regular cleaning will keep your car odor-free and your interior fresh. Hopping in the car for your morning commute will seem less like a chore when you can enjoy a cup of coffee and the latest podcast in a clean and shiny vehicle.

Put a Halt to Distracted Driving. We all preach about the perils of distracted driving, but you aren’t alone if you’ve glanced at a text message when your phone dings or taken time to change the radio station to avoid commercials. It may seem harmless, but distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, taking your eyes off the road for five seconds is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed. Resolve to kick distracted driving to the curb this year to keep you and your loved ones safe on the open road.

Stay on Top of Oil Changes. One of the most valuable maintenance items to keep on your to-do list is getting your car’s oil changed regularly. Changing your oil gets rid of dirt and debris and ensures your vehicle's engine is properly lubricated and doesn’t overheat. Check your owner’s manual to learn how frequently you need to change your car’s oil, and don’t neglect taking it in to get the job done. It’s also a good idea to set a reminder on your phone to check the oil level on your own once a month.

Keep Up With Maintenance. Staying on track with regular maintenance will ensure your ride runs smoothly and help maintain the resale value of your car. In addition to checking your oil level each month, make sure to top off transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield wiper fluid at the same time. Our auto repair shops take care of all these small maintenance issues when you bring your car in for an oil change.

Check Your Tires. Having tires with adequate treads and alignment will keep you safe on the road. Uneven wear and tear on your tires will reduce their lifespan. We recommend having your mechanic rotate your tires regularly to ensure they last.

Improve Gas Mileage. If your gas bill is climbing, the culprit might not be higher gas prices. A car loaded down with extra weight requires more gas to run smoothly. For example, do you really need to store your golf clubs in your trunk? Maybe it’s finally time to drop off those bags of clothes that no longer fit for donation. Take some time to empty all the nonessential items you are transporting in your car to improve performance.

 

Moran Family of Brands is committed to helping you keep your resolutions this year by providing regular maintenance to your vehicles. Click here to find a Milex Complete Auto Care location near you, or visit our home page to learn about Moran’s other brands.

 

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