It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, but it’s time to look back fondly on the old year and get ready for all that 2019 brings. When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, consider these options for your vehicle.
- Keep Your Car Maintained: It’s easy to know your car needs work when a dashboard light comes on. If you keep up your car’s routine maintenance, maybe you’ll have fewer trips to the service center with urgent repairs. Regular care items for your car include getting an oil change, checking tire pressure (especially when the temperature changes), and monitoring fluid levels. Check your owner’s manual to know the specific service intervals for your vehicle.
- Stop Idling: Years ago, it was a common belief that it was better to leave a car idling than to turn it off and on again. Now we know leaving your car running is actually a bad idea for the environment, your car, and your budget. According to Green Living Online, letting your car idle for only 10 minutes a day could cost you more than $80 in fuel every year. Not only that, but it will release a significant amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the air.
- Save Fuel: Turning your car off instead of idling it can save you money, but so can steady driving. If you accelerate and brake roughly, you use a lot more gas than if you drive smoother. Planning out your drives and leaving early for your destination will make you more likely to relax behind the wheel.
We hope you and your family have a great start to 2019. If your car needs some help to get into shape for the New Year, contact the service department at Love Honda.