New Year Budget Formula: Add A Car Care Budget To The List
The New Year is almost here and we're all excited to see what comes next! Are we going to have a lucky 2016? Are we going to get a promotion, a better job, or a bigger business? Everything that happens will depend mostly on your attitude. If you're a go-getter, then there's no doubt that you will achieve something this new year.
However, when it comes to handling finances, many of us focus too much on the basics: food, shelter, education, technology, and utilities. Of course, nothing's wrong with that. But one thing a lot of us may be forgetting is that cars are an ultimate necessity of modern age. Without our trusty four-wheeled friends, where would we be?
Now that we're facing a new year, it's time to recognize our car as a member of the family. We need to tend to it, provide for it, and love it like a pet or a child. And sure enough, we need to include all of our car's needs in our monthly budgets. What should we be spending on to optimize car care?
Cleaning Tools and Agents
Cleaning your car requires proper tools which you need to purchase every quarter or so. With simple dusting and wiping, you can keep your exterior presentable. Once or twice a month, give it a good wash with car wash shampoo and a microfiber wash mitt. You should also use a wheel cleaner and brush to get the grime off your wheels.
Tune-up and Maintenance
Regular maintenance for cars is like a monthly visit to the doctor. However, cars don't need to visit their mechanic that often. Once every quarter for regular maintenance is sufficient, but if you see, feel, or hear any problem with your car's performance, don't wait another day. Take it to the mechanic right away.
Details and Accessories
Every once in a while, it's good to give your car something nice and refreshing. How about a new set of car seats? Or if you're looking for something cheaper but still noticeable, you can add car pillows with a bright color. For a more intimate detail, you can get new wheels that will give your car a fresh look.
You don't have to spend thousands on these car care products. In fact, you don't have to spend hundreds. You just need to choose the product that's both reasonably priced and effective. That way, you won't have any problems in maintaining your car.