5 Keys to Start the New Year Right (For Your Car)
The New Year is the perfect chance to right all wrongs and mend all things broken, including all of the problems you have with your car.
If you didn't give car care much thought this 2015, then 2016 is the best time to get a head start. However, what exactly do you need to take note of if you're aiming to give your car a good pampering this new year?
1. Check your tires.
When was the last time you changed your tires? If it has been more than 5 years, perhaps your car needs some new ones. Check the tire tread to see if they have almost disappeared. If they aren't even visible anymore, then you've probably used your tires too much.
2. Change your oil.
A change oil is recommended every six months or every 5,000 kilometers, but you as the driver should be the one to determine the best time to change it. Don't wait too long, especially if you always use your car for long drives. If you didn't replace the oil last 2015, get it done early 2016.
3. Give it a good mopping.
Is your car paint not so glossy anymore? Do you have a lot of scratches or bald spots because of weathering and carelessness? You don't need to get the paint redone, but a good mopping should make your car shine and look good as new again.
4. Clean it thoroughly.
Be honest, how many times did you give your car a good cleaning this year? If the answer is "probably two...", then you need to pay attention to your car's hygiene this coming year. Launder your carpets and car seats, or if your car seats are made of leather, condition it properly. Get an interior cleaning formula and make your dashboard shine.
5. Visit your mechanic.
Do you have a mechanic who takes a look at your car on a regular basis? If you don't, it's time to get one now. Your personal mechanic is like your car's doctor, he should know everything there is about your car.
This coming 2016, let your mechanic check your car's condition particularly your engine, brakes, lights, and air conditioning. If anything needs to be fixed or replaced, get it done sooner rather than later. You might regret procrastinating on your car problems when the time comes.
Taking care of your car is necessary if you want it to have a long and functional life. You also need to pamper it every once in a while so that you can make the most of it.