3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

As you think about your priorities for 2020, consider New Year’s resolutions for your car and your driving habits. These three suggestions are a great place to start.

Prioritize regular maintenance

Staying current on car maintenance is crucial if you want to avoid excessive wear and tear. Three of the most important things to keep up with are checking brakes and tires, changing the oil, and cleaning your car. Brakes and tires keep you in control, while fresh oil keeps things running smoothly. And, if you regularly clean your car (inside and out), you’ll maintain resale value.

Don’t drive distracted

Distracted driving leads to an average of nine deaths per day in the U.S. In 2020, resolve not to contribute to the problem. Putting your phone out of your reach is a start, but distracted driving can also occur when you’re changing the radio or using apps, taking photos, checking email, eating and drinking, and putting on makeup. Resolve to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road at all times.

Take a road trip

Want to mix things up? Try taking more road trips in the new year. You can take day trips to areas in Kansas, such as Clinton State Park, Tallgrass Prairie National Park, and Wichita, or you can try a long-distance road trip to see a part of the country you’ve never visited. Road trips are often more affordable than flying, and they’re a great way to get off the beaten path.

Here at Midwest Superstore, we wish you a happy 2020 and the best of luck in achieving your resolutions.

How to Prep Your Vehicle for the New Year

With the turn of the calendar year, it’s the perfect time to set resolutions that will benefit you all year. In 2019, make the commitment to properly taking care of your vehicle and making sure that it performs at its best year-round. Here are a few tips on how to prep your vehicle for the New Year:

  • Leftover winter service prep. Winter is already here, but there is still plenty of winter weather left to come. If you haven’t already prepped your vehicle for winter, now is the time to do so. Check your tires (pressure and tread) and swap them out for winter tires if needed. Also check your windshield wiper blades and fluid levels, making sure that you’re all set for the New Year. If you’re behind on oil changes, get one now to start the year off on the right foot, and consider getting winter-grade oil that performs better in low temperatures.
  • Self care for your car. Take the time to clean out your car for the New Year and make sure it has everything you need, like a phone mount and plenty of entertainment options to enjoy while on the road. Since Americans spend so much time in their vehicles, this prep will make your days and overall driving experience more relaxed and fun.

Start your year off right with a trip to Midwest Superstore, where our experienced technicians can make sure your car is in shape to get through the cold Kansas winter.