In the first blog of New Year Resolution series, we are going to focus on what you can do to improve your vehicle in 2016. Whether it’s tending to the exterior or getting routine maintenance, make it a point to treat it with care so it doesn’t only look new, but will last you as long as possible. You can do many things, both internally and externally, to ensure your ride looks and runs smoothly. Keep these tips in mind to ensure 2016 will be a great year for you and your vehicle!
React Quickly to Damage
There are many instances where you should react quickly to a problem with your car. Obviously, if there is a strange noise or unusual smell, get it checked out right away. In relation to your car’s appearance, always repair windshield chips as soon as possible. It’s possible that a chip will grow larger with time, so buy a windshield repair kit at your local auto shop or online. Follow the directions and your windshield chip won’t be as visible nor will it spread.
Protect the Interior and Exterior
One of the first things people notice about your car is the paint, and luckily scratches or damages to the paint can be easily fixed to improve your car’s appearance. Kits are available for this repair at an auto shop or online as well. There are very specific ways to touch up a scratch, so make sure you purchase the right color paint and read the directions carefully. The easiest way to avoid any more damages to the exterior is by keeping it in a garage at night. Nighttime is the considered the most destructive time of the day for your car because moisture condensates on the vehicle’s surface. You should also keep your car’s interior clean and clutter-free. Passengers in your car will notice the cleanliness as long as you put in the effort. If you want your car to look nice, consider both the outside and the inside.
Timely Routine Maintenance
Checking up on your car’s abilities in a timely matter means everything to the state of your vehicle. If you neglect problems or maintenance for too long, your car can get to an irreversible condition, and you will have to purchase new parts or even a new car. The typical rule of thumb is to get your car checked every 3,000-6,000 miles, but you can always double check the recommended times in your owner’s manual or with the dealership. Oil filters need to be checked, as well as fluid levels, tires and lights. Keep up with your routine maintenance schedule and your car will be in the best condition possible.
Get Extended Warranty Coverage
The best way to get protection for your car is by getting extended warranty coverage. With the many plans Warranty Direct offers, there is sure to be one that best fits your needs and will protect your car from the unexpected. Gone are the days of worrying about rental car costs, roadside assistance coverage, and more. Take a look at our plans today and begin your journey to safer driving!
At Warranty Direct, we want your vehicle to look good and have a long life span. By following the above procedures, you’ll be able to do just that! Do you have any tips to keep your car looking and running smoothly? Let us know in the comments below!