A new year has arrived, and you know what that means…it’s time to come up with your 2018 resolutions! While it’s great to include the usual goals – get in shape, read more books, take that tap dance class you’ve always wanted to – we challenge you to expand your horizons this year. How about adding these automotive-related resolutions to your list?
1. Schedule Oil Change Every 3,000-5,000 Miles
We get it – life is busy and some things fall off your radar. However, you’re only hurting your vehicle if you let it run on old oil. In order to keep it in best condition, we recommend bringing it in for an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles. Give us a call today 970-672-4866 to schedule your next appointment.
2. Clean Out Car Once a Month
Between kids’ soccer practices and a drive-thru meal or two, it’s easy for your vehicle to start looking like a landfill. Make a vow to do a thorough car cleanout at the end of every month – get rid of all the trash, vacuum it out, scrub the floor mats, etc. If you’re really feeling crazy, try polishing up your vehicle’s exterior as well. Here are a few tips to get your started.
3. Cut Out Driving Distractions
We care about your driving safety as much as we care about your car’s functionality. This year, promise yourself to stay safe on the road by eliminating driving distractions. Say goodbye to texting while driving, playing with the radio, eating a sandwich, you name it. Save all those tasks for your destination.
4. Check Your Tire Pressure Once a Month
This one is especially important in cold weather when tire pressure tends to decrease. Low tire pressure can lead to other issues that can end up costing you big bucks. To stay on the safe side, check your tire pressure every month to ensure it stays at the weight recommended in your owner’s manual. If your tires have trouble maintaining pressure, bring them in to Houska so we can check for leaks.
5. Pay Attention to Dashboard Lights
There’s a reason they’re called idiot lights – if you ignore them, then you might just be an idiot. When a light pops up on your dashboard, look up its meaning in the owner’s manual and bring it in immediately. We can save you a lot of future cash and headaches if we catch the problem early enough, so don’t wait until it’s too late.
Cheers to a great year, and remember, Houska is here to help with all auto needs, big or small.