2020 is over (thank goodness!) and 2021 has begun. The start of a new year is a perfect opportunity to reset and improve. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions you can make for your vehicle.
Keep Up with Your Maintenance
Preventative maintenance is the single most important thing you can do to extend the life of your vehicle. In our busy day-to-day lives, it can be all too easy to put off an oil change or not bother to winterize your vehicle, but such inaction can lead to disastrous results.
Your car’s engine oil is its lifeblood. It’s the lubricant that keeps the moving parts of your engine working correctly and efficiently. Your oil should be changed every 3,000 miles to keep your engine healthy and free from damage.
At Integrity, we offer fully synthetic oil changes for only $15. Schedule your oil change today by calling (405) 456-6254.
Don’t wait for any potential components to fail. Be proactive by getting anything out of the ordinary checked out. If you feels wrong, sounds strange, or even smells unusual, it’s best not to wait and get it looked at by a professional as soon as possible.
Keep a Clean Vehicle
It seems like some of us “live” out of our cars. A cluttered car is easy to get and difficult to remedy. Make a commitment to keep a clean and tidy vehicle this year. The better maintained — both mechanically and cosmetically — your vehicle is, the more value it retains. This will definitely come in handy when you’re ready to sell it or trade it in.
Commit to Safe Driving
The absolute best New Year’s resolution you can make for your vehicle is make a firm commitment to being a safe driver.
Don’t Drink and Drive
Never drink and drive. Never. Not only is it illegal — and being caught could cost you your license, among other things — it is extraordinarily dangerous. About one-third of traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver.
Today’s technology can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how responsibly this technology is used. Modern vehicle features such as hands-free sync and backup cams exist to make driving safer. If you have to take a call while driving, make sure you’re hands-free. And texting while driving is never okay under any circumstances.
Here’s hoping that 2021 is a vast improvement over the challenges of 2020. Make a commitment today to properly maintain your vehicle throughout the new year.