Your Car’s New Year’s Resolutions

 


Whenever we flip the calendar over to January, we start to think of our New Year’s resolutions. How are we going to improve our lives this time around?

But have you ever thought about making resolutions for your car? Probably not. And yet, just as New Year’s resolutions can help you live your best life, a good resolution can also help you maximize the performance and extend the life of your vehicle.

Here at Texoma Hyundai in Sherman, Texas, we wondered, “If your car could make New Year’s resolutions for you, what kind of resolutions would it make?” Read on to continue this little thought experiment with us!

No More Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a huge problem on the road over the last decade. With cell phones becoming commonplace, there’s every chance that one or more screens are active whenever your car is on the road, potentially distracting you from driving safely. Why not make a resolution to put the phone down and stay focused on the road in 2019? Your passengers and fellow drivers will thank you for it!

Perform Your Regular Maintenance

If you want to make a resolution that will help your car live a long, happy life, you can probably do nothing better than promise to take it in for its regular maintenance needs. Oil changes, transmission flushes, tire rotations — all of these are necessary if you want to get hundreds of thousands of miles out of your car, truck or SUV.

Think of it as the automotive equivalent of going to the doctor. Failing to take care of and maintain your vehicle is just like neglecting your own body’s needs. Eventually, your car will start to break down as its most essential needs aren’t met.

Save At The Gas Pump

There are great ways to save on fuel costs beyond going all-electric or resolving to carpool. The trick is to drive smarter. For example, did you know that a shorter, stop-start trip can use up more gasoline than a longer, relatively uninterrupted journey? (Stop-start traffic is also harder on your engine.) Rethink your errands, and resolve to plan out better shopping routes this year. Instead of going out of your way to that one supermarket, visit one that’s located on the route you take to or from work.

Start Saving For A New Car

You know that rattle that your car makes? Or the back window that won’t roll down? Or the stereo that’s stuck on that one station? Maybe 2019 is the year you stop putting up with the things about your car that are a nuisance and upgrade to a new ride. Given how fuel efficient, technologically advanced and safe contemporary vehicles are, chances are you’ll be saving money – not to mention headaches – in the long run.

Of course, you may not have the cash right now to purchase a new vehicle. But make a plan to start saving now, and stick to it. Nerdwallet has some great advice on how to arrange your personal finances to make this happen.

Whether that’s today or months from now, when you’re ready to start seriously shopping for your next car, visit Texoma Hyundai. We’re the leading new and used Hyundai dealer in Sherman and all of Texoma. That makes us your destination for the outstanding vehicles made by the automaker who can claim the highest degree of customer loyalty in the industry. Hyundai also offers the best-in-class warranty coverage and the lowest 5-year cost to own as determined by Kelley Blue Book. Find us at 2500 Texoma Parkway in Sherman, TX today.

Whenever we flip the calendar over to January, we start to think of our New Year’s resolutions. How are we going to improve our lives this time around?

But have you ever thought about making resolutions for your car? Probably not. And yet, just as New Year’s resolutions can help you live your best life, a good resolution can also help you maximize the performance and extend the life of your vehicle.

Here at Texoma Hyundai in Sherman, Texas, we wondered, “If your car could make New Year’s resolutions for you, what kind of resolutions would it make?” Read on to continue this little thought experiment with us!

No More Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a huge problem on the road over the last decade. With cell phones becoming commonplace, there’s every chance that one or more screens are active whenever your car is on the road, potentially distracting you from driving safely. Why not make a resolution to put the phone down and stay focused on the road in 2019? Your passengers and fellow drivers will thank you for it!

Perform Your Regular Maintenance

If you want to make a resolution that will help your car live a long, happy life, you can probably do nothing better than promise to take it in for its regular maintenance needs. Oil changes, transmission flushes, tire rotations — all of these are necessary if you want to get hundreds of thousands of miles out of your car, truck or SUV.

Think of it as the automotive equivalent of going to the doctor. Failing to take care of and maintain your vehicle is just like neglecting your own body’s needs. Eventually, your car will start to break down as its most essential needs aren’t met.

Save At The Gas Pump

There are great ways to save on fuel costs beyond going all-electric or resolving to carpool. The trick is to drive smarter. For example, did you know that a shorter, stop-start trip can use up more gasoline than a longer, relatively uninterrupted journey? (Stop-start traffic is also harder on your engine.) Rethink your errands, and resolve to plan out better shopping routes this year. Instead of going out of your way to that one supermarket, visit one that’s located on the route you take to or from work.

Start Saving For A New Car

You know that rattle that your car makes? Or the back window that won’t roll down? Or the stereo that’s stuck on that one station? Maybe 2019 is the year you stop putting up with the things about your car that are a nuisance and upgrade to a new ride. Given how fuel efficient, technologically advanced and safe contemporary vehicles are, chances are you’ll be saving money – not to mention headaches – in the long run.

Of course, you may not have the cash right now to purchase a new vehicle. But make a plan to start saving now, and stick to it. Nerdwallet has some great advice on how to arrange your personal finances to make this happen.

Whether that’s today or months from now, when you’re ready to start seriously shopping for your next car, visit Texoma Hyundai. We’re the leading new and used Hyundai dealer in Sherman and all of Texoma. That makes us your destination for the outstanding vehicles made by the automaker who can claim the highest degree of customer loyalty in the industry. Hyundai also offers the best-in-class warranty coverage and the lowest 5-year cost to own as determined by Kelley Blue Book. Find us at 2500 Texoma Parkway in Sherman, TX today.