New Year, New You, Better Car Care

Notepad with a checklist highlighting 5 blank New Year Resolutions

It’s that time of year again, when we go back to work after a long Christmas rest, but also when we make our New Year’s resolutions. This year, instead of saying you want to give up the things you love or go to the gym more often, why not pledge to take better care of your car instead? British cars are among some of the best kept and maintained in the world, so join the rest of the country and ensure that your car is in top shape for 2020. But how can you go about this?

Servicing and Checks

Generally speaking, your car should be serviced once a year or after every 10,000 miles (whichever comes first), although this can vary so be sure to check your owner’s manual. A service tends to cover between 35 and 61 action points, providing thorough checks to ensure that your vehicle is working to its full potential and even increasing fuel efficiency.

Things like the engine oil and brakes will all be examined and adjusted accordingly. It’s important because it reduces the risk of your car breaking down, and can save you a small fortune in the long run. You can find out more about our servicing packages here.

If your car isn’t due a service yet, we still recommend booking it in for a winter safety check. This is a 12 point service which checks that the main components that tend to fail in winter are up to safety standards before travel during the cold weather and potentially icy (maybe even snowy) conditions that it brings. The Department for Transport reported that approximately 2000 people in the UK are injured as a result of accidents caused by winter weather each year, so it’s worth getting the checks.

Listen to the Lights

Is the engine light on? Has it been on for a few months now but you just haven’t got around to taking it in yet? We’ve all been there, and it can be a real pain, but it’s also important to get to the bottom of the problem. It could be a quick fix, or it could be an issue that spells the end for your vehicle if it’s not addressed quickly. A diagnostics scan will be able to shed more light on the issue and highlight anything which may need to be fixed so that you can get back on the road in a vehicle that is safe.

MOT: Do You Know When it’s Due?

Is your resolution for 2020 to be more organised? Do you know when your MOT is due? If you use our fantastic MOT date checker, it will let you know exactly when it is due so that you can mark it on your calendar and book it in. We know how easy it is to forget about your MOT, and that’s why we are here to help you out. Remember to sign up for MOT reminders on our website for your peace of mind.

To Conclude

We hope that you have had a wonderful holiday season, and that 2020 has already started well for you. Just remember to take good care of your car, and maybe focus your resolutions on that. After all, if you don’t look after your vehicle, it’s only a matter of time before it breaks down on you. We have loads of great deals and offers for you to explore, so why not start the decade right and book an appointment now?