While most people try to eat healthier or kick bad habits around this time of year, you might also want to consider one of these New Year’s driving resolutions. From sticking to a maintenance schedule to going on a road trip, achieving these goals will help you make the most of the time you spend in your vehicle.
First, resolve to change your vehicle’s oil regularly. The oil lubricates the engine and ensures longevity, but it needs to be changed consistently to keep the engine working properly. You should check oil levels at least once a month and get the oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles (some vehicles may be able to go longer — see your owner’s manual).
Second, consider learning how to change a flat. While most cars come with a spare tire, not everyone on the road knows how to install one. For instance, did you know that there’s a specific pattern to follow when tightening the lug nuts? Even if you think you know how to change a flat, practice it just to be safe.
Third, plan a road trip. This is one resolution that can help you learn to appreciate your vehicle, whether you’re headed cross-country or to a nearby town. You can head to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to see where the TV show “The Office” was filmed, or cruise to Syracuse for an easy day trip.
Here at Kevin’s Royal Auto, we hope these resolutions will help you enjoy a more fulfilling 2020 behind the wheel.