New Year, New Car Goals: Setting Your 2024 Vehicle Maintenance Resolutions

Shane Hollas

Happy New Year, Rockwall! It's Shane here from Maaco of Rockwall. As we step into 2024, many of us are making resolutions to improve our lives. This year, let’s not forget about our trusty vehicles. A well-maintained car not only ensures your safety but can also save you money in the long run. Let’s dive into setting achievable vehicle maintenance goals for this year.

1. January: Kick-off with a Comprehensive Check-Up Start the year strong. Get a full vehicle inspection to assess your car's health. This includes checking the engine, brakes, tires, and fluids. It sets the stage for a well-maintained vehicle throughout the year.

2. February: Focus on Fluids Ensure all your vehicle's fluids are at the right levels and are of good quality. This includes engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.

3. March: Battery Health Check As we move out of the colder months, it’s a good time to check your car's battery. Extreme temperatures (both hot and cold) can affect battery performance.

4. April: Tire Tread and Pressure April showers bring May flowers, and wet roads! Ensure your tires have adequate tread and are correctly inflated for safer wet-weather driving.

5. May: Air Conditioning System Check Before the Texas heat hits its peak, get your air conditioning system checked and serviced if necessary.

6. June: Mid-Year Inspection Halfway through the year is a great time for a quick check-up to ensure everything is running smoothly.

7. July & August: Brake Check Regular brake inspections are crucial. Have your brakes checked for wear and tear, especially before any summer road trips.

8. September: Windshield Wiper Replacement Prepare for fall weather by checking and possibly replacing your windshield wipers.

9. October: Lighting Check As the days get shorter, ensure all your lights are working correctly for maximum visibility.

10. November: Heater and Defroster Check Ensure your heater and defroster are working efficiently before the winter chill sets in.

11. December: Year-End Review End the year by reviewing any maintenance records and plan for any upcoming services.

Budgeting for Auto Care Set aside a small amount each month for vehicle maintenance. Regular care prevents costly repairs down the line. Plus, having a maintenance fund gives you peace of mind.

Book Your Appointment with Maaco of Rockwall. Don’t wait for a breakdown to visit us. Regular maintenance is key to a healthy car. Schedule your first check-up of the year with us, and let’s make 2024 a great year for you and your vehicle!

Shane Hollas
Owner, Maaco of Rockwall

Remember, taking care of your vehicle is not just about maintenance, it’s about safety, efficiency, and peace of mind. Stick to these resolutions, and your car will thank you throughout the year. Here’s to a safe and happy 2024 on the roads!