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New Year’s Resolution for your Vehicle

Welcome to 2020 and a new decade! 

The start of a new year is a time for resolutions. You can make resolutions for yourself for the new year, but how about making some for your vehicle too? One resolution to think about is taking care of your vehicle, your big investment. The best way to take care of your vehicle is with regular maintenance. This is the best way to keep your vehicle safe and reliable. At Robinwood. we perform a complementary multi-point inspection of important safety systems. If there is an issue, we can determine what it is and inform you of options. Preventive maintenance provides you peace of mind, saves you time and money and extends the life of your vehicle.

You might also make a resolution for the overall care of your car.  Maybe you want to wash it more often or have it detailed.  Doing some minor inspections on your car in the long run, can make a huge difference in keeping costly repairs down. Walk around your car once a month. Turn the head lights on to see if they’re both working, as well as your taillights; turn the left and right blinkers on; turn the hazard flashers on, you should see two lights flashing in the front and in the rear. Raise the wiper blades off the windshield to see if the edges of the rubber are tearing. Replace your wiper blades before they continue to tear more. Start the car, turn the steering wheel all the way to left or right and look at the two front tires. Often the inner edges of the front tires start to wear. If that is happening it is time to have all 4 tires inspected.  As you are standing at the front of the car with the engine running, listen for any unusual noises from under the hood. Noticing a small noise early on and having it looked at can avoid a costly repair.  

Other resolutions for your vehicle could include how you drive. Obeying the speed limit and keeping a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you are a couple of examples. Not only does it increase the safety for you and your passengers, but it can increase the safety of those around you. If your vehicle doesn’t have daytime running lights, another idea is to turn on the headlights when you drive during the day. If it is partly cloudy or even a little foggy, having the lights on will help others see you. Distractive driving has become a huge safety concern. If there is one New Year’s resolution to make and keep is this one: Put Your Cell Phone Down.  Resolve not to text and drive so all of us can arrive safely to where we are going. 

Be determined to make and keep your personal and car care resolutions. The benefits will be rewarding.  Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy, Safe and Blessed New Year!

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