Car Maintenance New Year's Resolutions from Liberty Mutual

Published: December 01, 2015


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From Sandra Hopkins, Sales Representative, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Car Maintenance New Year’s Resolutions

It’s time to start making New Year’s resolutions for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some of the best commitments you can make to keep your vehicle in better condition, enjoy a better ride, and even save a few dollars.

Commit to organizing your paperwork. Ever been flustered when stopped on the road and asked for your registration? Or had a heart-pounding moment when you couldn’t find the title? Take the opportunity to collect all of your driver paperwork where you can easily find it. Keep everything organized in one folder, so you never scramble for those documents again.

Clean out your vehicle. If you’re motoring around with dozens of pounds of unnecessary tools, books, and work-related materials and equipment, you’re burning fuel needlessly. Cleaning out your car will maximize your miles per gallon and give you more room for the important stuff.

Change the oil and air filter. Oil changes tend to be on a per-mile basis, not an annual schedule, but many people procrastinate. Your New Year’s car maintenance resolution could be to change filters more consistently, rather than scrambling to get an appointment each time your odometer rolls up.

Give your car a tire checkup. People often only think about their car’s tires when something has gone wrong with them. Pay attention to your tires, especially during major weather changes like dropping temperatures in the winter. Measure tire pressure and check the tread on your tires regularly.

Drive smarter, not harder. Make a pledge for the New Year to accelerate slowly, stay below the optimal fuel-saver speed (50–60 mph), and get a lot more out of a gallon.

What resolutions are you making for your car in 2016?

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