Getting Your Car In Shape For 2017!


It’s time for your new year’s resolutions! What will you aim to better for yourself and your life in the coming year of 2017? Are you looking to lose weight? Read more? Eat better?

Well, all of those are good goals to strive for, but what about one more? Maybe it’s time to get your car in shape next year. Even if you don’t crash it often, it needs care!

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A good starting point will be to carry out the work it needs to get it back into top running condition. If the brakes need changing, get those changes made. If you’ve got an issue with your transmission systems, contact someone like TrannyMan (http://www.trannyman.net/) so you can get these problems solved in time for the Spring months. Get an engineer to have a look at your car. There’s no time like the present, and if your vehicle needs critical repairs or work carried out, it’s best that these repairs are performed sooner, rather than later.

Once the priorities are out of the way, it’s time to evaluate what you can do, day-to-day, to keep your car in the best shape possible.

An overlooked area of your car is the engine oil. The oil helps lubricate the motor to ensure top performance of your motor. Now, old and ageing oil will become slick with dirt and spread this muck around the engine. A build of dirt within your engine can become a serious issue and lead to a total failure of your car. Change the oil regularly to ensure that dirt and grime do not build up when your vehicle is guzzling fuel.

Like the oil, your car tyres will need the occasional change. Your tyres are the only area of the car in contact with the surface of the road, thus making them the most important part of your vehicle. Every road action you carry out while driving will be dictated by the quality and wear of your tyres. Ensure they are changed out if they are worn.

If you are fortunate enough to live and drive in a sunny area of the world, this means you must take care when driving. Don’t push your car too hard in the searing heat and make sure the car is stored in the shade. The sun’s rays can tear apart your paintwork and will erode the interior of your vehicle over time.

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Finally, if you’re not planning on driving for a while, that doesn’t mean you can neglect your car! Keep your car stored in a decent storage area and ensure it is covered well. You may also want to top your car up with petrol and complete an oil change before the car is stored away. Also, every-so-often you must start the car to ensure the battery does not fade away while the car is in storage. This will keep your car in running condition.

Looking after your car doesn’t have to be hard work, but it can be if you let issues build up. Solve them before they start!


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About Sean Mackay

Sean writes about cars, golf and events going on in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the editor for The Automotive Review - an automotive publication bringing a West Coast flavour to its editorials.
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