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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle

Another year complete — ready to make 2017 an even better year? What are you looking to accomplish in your new year? A new hobby or a new exercise regimen? Here at Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Centers, we believe a worthy goal is to improve our auto habits — from becoming a more fuel-efficient driver to keeping our cars in tip-top shape.

Check your tire pressure

This is such a small action to take but your car (and your wallet!) will thank you. After you get a fresh pair of new tires, make sure you pay attention when your tire pressure decreases, especially after a bout of particularly cold weather, and fill them up as soon as possible. Not only do under-inflated tires affect tire life and fuel-efficiency, but low tire pressure can negatively impact the safety of your vehicle.

Become more fuel-efficient

Invest excessive energy somewhere other than behind the wheel. Speeding, heavy acceleration, and sudden breaking can increase fuel consumption by as much as 35%. Make 2017 the year you save money by becoming a more relaxed driver.

Keep your car clean

Take care of your car! A clean car provides so many benefits, like increased safety, longer-lasting parts, and improved gas mileage. Make the local car wash a frequent stop or build extra car washes into your weekend routine — don’t forget about the interior as well!

Go for regular car check-ups

Keeping up on car maintenance means your car will live a long and happy life. Don’t forget about your regular oil changes and tire replacements, but know that your brakes, air conditioning, and transmissions need just as much attention. Regular maintenance is the best prevention against break-downs and other vehicle mishaps.

Excited to start the New Year off right? Visit your local northeast Ohio Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center, and see what services your vehicle needs to make 2017 its best year yet.