Have you ever made New Year’s Resolutions for your car? Your loyal car takes you all over town without any complaints. It’s there when you need it, and goes when you put your foot on the gas. So why not have New Year’s Resolutions for your vehicle? Here are some you might consider for 2019!

Get Regular Maintenance

Changing the oil and checking all the fluids, making sure the hoses aren’t cracked… those are things that will help your vehicle last longer, and save you money in the long run. We don’t like surprises when it comes to our car, and maybe you don’t either — one way to prevent surprises it to get that regular maintenance.

Attend to Funny Noises or Smells

Does your car creak when it goes around corners? Do you sometimes smell something unusual? Those funny noises and smells could be indicators of more severe problems. Our auto technicians have heard many strange sounds. When our customers describe the sounds to us, they help us understand what’s going on inside their vehicles.

Spend Your Money on Prevention

Rather than waiting until something blows up and there’s smoke billowing from your car, why not prevent it from blowing up in the first place? We’ve all heard that old saw about an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that applies here. For example, a cracked radiator hose could cause your engine to overheat. But it’s so easy to replace the tube, to begin with.

Keep Your Trunk Organized

Sometimes while doing repairs on a car, we find unusual things in different parts of a vehicle. People keep all sorts of stuff in their trunks. Did you know that carrying a heavyweight in your trunk can affect your gas mileage? Not only that but when you organize your trunk, you’ll usually find something you’ve been looking for. It’s almost always a happy moment when you see that lost gadget in your trunk!

What Other Resolutions Do You Have for Your Car?

There might be an automotive app you want to check out or some aftermarket part you want to get this year.

We Can Take Care of Your Resolutions

Bring your car into Foreign Affairs Auto for service and get some of those New Year’s Resolutions done! We don’t clean out your trunk, but we can help with regular maintenance and prevention. Happy 2009 to all our West Palm Beach neighbors! Give us a call or schedule an appointment online. We’ll be here for you.