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As the start of 2021 has begun a lot of us think about what we can do to improve ourselves through new year’s resolutions. But what if this year we not only thought about ourselves but what we can do to help our car? Here are a few commitments to your car which can potentially give you smoother motoring and lower running costs.

Ok, so how can you help your car be healthier? Here are 5 simple steps;

    1. Check your tyre pressures. You should regularly check your tyre pressures – the RAC recommend once a month as not only will this alert you to potential problems and avoid accidents, but having the correct tyre pressures will improve the MPG (miles per gallon) you get from your car.
    2. Change the oil. Oil is what keeps your engine running smoothly, potentially reducing any chance of breakdown, but also improving its efficiency. Changing the oil isn’t expensive, so aim for once a year or every 9,000 miles for a proper car-health kick.
    3. Get your brakes checked. Along with tyres your brakes are arguably one of the most important parts of your car. With many places offering free brake or winter checks, it makes sense to give yourself piece of mind by getting these looked at as part of your car’s annual ‘detox’.
    4. Check fluids. Ensure wiper fluid, brake fluid, coolant and engine oil are all at the recommended levels. If any are low or leaking, then get this sorted as several of these could eventually lead to a breakdown.
    5. Clean up! Winter feels like the worst time to keep your car clean, but this is often the most important time to do it. So, keep your car clean. Road salt and bad weather, can do serious damage to your paintwork and impair your windscreen and mirror vision.

New Year’s resolutions for cars are easy to keep and the benefits can be huge too!

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