As the holiday season winds down and we prepare to usher in 2020, it is time to make your list of New Year’s Resolutions. At ER Auto Care, we think that should include resolutions for driving and car care. After all, you spend a large portion of your day behind the wheel.
Don’t Drive Distracted
Make a commitment to say goodbye to distracted driving this year. Not only is it the law, but it is also a huge safety issue. If you haven’t already, purchase a hands-free device for in-car phone calls. If you have to send a text, pull over into a safe parking lot.
Brush Up On Traffic Rules
Chances are that it has been a while since you took your written driving test. Even after years or decades of driving, it is natural to forget some of those traffic rules that we studied so hard to remember. Make the resolution this year to brush up on everyday traffic laws that you may have forgotten. Some of the traffic laws that many people forget include appropriate use of the left lane, how a four-way stop works, and what to do in the case of flashing red or yellow traffic lights.
Avoid Road Rage
Getting stuck in traffic is incredibly frustrating, but this year don’t let it turn into road rage. Leave wiggle room in your timing when you plan your commute and be courteous of other drivers. When you get cut off or stuck behind a slow driver in the fast lane, don’t become aggressive and ignore the desire to scream at them as you pass.
Keep Your Car Clean
You rely on your car to get you where you need to be every day, why not show it a little love. Wash and wax your car on a regular basis to keep it looking shiny. And don’t forget about the interior. Keep your car clutter-free this year by cleaning it out every week and remember to wipe down the dashboard when you wash your car.
Stay on Top Of Maintenance
At ER Auto Care, we always say that the best way to prevent costly repairs is by keeping up with your regular vehicle maintenance schedule. Oil changes, tune-ups, and inspections are all important to the overall integrity of your car. Luckily, our team of experts can handle all of your auto repair and maintenance needs in our shop.
When it is time for your next service or repair, call ER Auto Care. Our state of the art facility in Plain City, OH, and expert technicians will provide you with high-quality repairs and old fashioned customer service.