New year, new you, right? New Year’s Eve is the prime time for making resolutions to do better the next year, whether you plan to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, or get better at budgeting. However, whatever you’ve decided to do to make 2021 your year, we have a suggestion – add car care to your list of resolutions. Here are the top five we recommend our customers make at Toyota of North Charlotte.
Which car care items should you turn into habits for 2021?
#1: Get in the habit of inspecting your tires on a regular basis.
When was the last time you took a good long look at your car tires? This critical car care is important if you don’t want to have to shell out for new tires all the time or deal with flats and blowouts. We recommend you inspect all four tires every two weeks or so. Do a visual inspection to ensure they’re in good general condition and don’t have any damage, bulging, or sidewall separation; you should also check tire pressure to ensure they’re inflated to the right PSI.
#2: Get on a routine oil change schedule.
Are you on a routine oil change schedule at Toyota of N Charlotte yet? If not, you should be – oil is what keeps your engine cool and lubricated. Let our techs get you on a schedule for this essential piece of car care. We’ll send you reminders when you’re due and save you a ton of money by better maintaining your engine.
#3: Learn how to change a flat tire.
If you were to have a blowout on the road, would you know how to change a flat tire without any assistance? We have step-by-step instructions on our website so you can master this important aspect of car care. You should also make sure that you have a spare tire, a jack, a lug wrench, and a flashlight in your trunk so you’re ready to change a tire at a moment’s notice.
#4: Commit to detailing your car.
When’s the last time you detailed your car? We know it’s not the most fun way to spend your Saturday, but it is a necessary piece of car care if you want to keep your car in good condition and keep its value high. Make it a point to routinely vacuum and wipe the interior, getting rid of clutter and trash. You should also clean the windows and windshield and wash, dry, and wax the exterior to protect the paint. You’ll thank us down the road when your car is still in like-new condition!
#5: Teach yourself how to jump-start a car.
\Just like you should know how to change a car tire you should also know how to jump-start a car. This is an essential car care skill to have should your battery die. Teach yourself how with the step-by-step instructions on our website and then ensure you have a pair of quality jumper cables in your trunk.
Schedule routine car care at Toyota of N Charlotte
Want more tips on car care? Call Toyota of N Charlotte to start your 2021 right. You can reach us at (704) 659-2025, seven days a week.