As we all know, the start of a brand new year (and decade!) is a great time to set New Year’s resolutions or goals to help better yourself throughout the year. Whatever your New Year’s resolutions for yourself may be, did you take your car into consideration, too? While making resolutions to improve your health and overall lifestyle are great, don’t forget about your car! You use it regularly, don’t you?
Setting smart goals for your automobile is a great way to ensure that it will travel well for the coming year and years to come. Here are some of the best resolutions to set for your vehicle.
1. Learn Some Car Maintenance
When you don’t keep up with maintenance, bigger problems can arise. And it isn’t cheap. The most important car maintenance to keep up with is oil changes, tire care, brake pads, and your car’s air filter. Refer to your owner’s manual for proper protocol and consider learning how to do this maintenance yourself as part of your new year’s resolution.
While there are some maintenance tasks that should be done by a skilled mechanic, simple tasks can be done yourself. This is a great way to save you money this year and learn something new!
2. End Distracted Driving
Many people are killed by distracted driving every day. Most people think that distracted driving means texting and driving but it actually refers to anything that can take your full attention away from the road.
Distracted driving is an epidemic that is completely preventable. All you have to do is put down the distractions and make focusing the top priority. Make it a goal for the new year to make this driving statistic smaller.
3. Be Courteous To Other Drivers
We all know driving can be frustrating especially with traffic jams, highway construction, and novice drivers. It’s easy to let that get to you, causing road rage and potential accidents.
Make it a new year’s resolution to be patient with the people you share the road with. Everyone has somewhere they need to be and sometimes we just have to accept the fact that not every driver drives as they should. If you can let that roll off your back while driving you’ll find your commutes less stressful and safer. Try leaving 10 to 15 minutes early for your destination so you can allow for these obstacles.
4. Keep Your Car Clean
Keep the car clean tends to be a challenge for most of us. If your car is a mess going into 2020, learn how to declutter your car and prevent future clutter.
Remove everything from your car that you do not need and organize those important papers. Throw out old receipts, coupons, and other miscellaneous papers. Then find the important documents like your registration, insurance, and owner’s manual and put them in a safe spot.
Give your car a deep clean after you’ve decluttered it. Vacuum the seats and floor, wipe down windows, and take it through a car wash. One of the most helpful things you can do is prevent the mess. Keeping a small trash can in your car makes for easy cleanup!
As one final resolution, make sure that your Auto Insurance is up-to-date. Have you gotten a new car, or are you planning on getting one? Has anything changed with your current car? Are you planning a big road trip? Contact your New Mexico insurance agency to learn how you can further protect your investment, and to ensure that you will be fully covered wherever you go.
About Daniels Insurance, Inc.
At Daniels Insurance, Inc., we have a unique understanding of the risks that people like you face on a regular basis. With the backing of our comprehensive coverages and our dedication to customer service and quick claims resolution, your business will be fully protected. For more information, contact us today at (855) 565-7616.