5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car



Now that 2018 has arrived, it's time to think about what you want to accomplish during the next 12 months. In addition to making personal resolutions for yourself, we want to share a few resolutions to think about for your car:

1. Switch Your Oil

Synthetic oil has several advantages over conventional oil. It has superior engine protection and lubricating properties. It's also more stable and won't thin out at high temperatures or thicken in the winter. That's why now is actually the perfect time to make this change.


2. Take Care of Your Tires

There are a few options to think about for your tires. The first is simply rotating your tires. The second is replacing them. And the third is investing in snow tires that you can use during the worst winter months in Cincinnati. Regardless of which option you ultimately choose, one of the most common questions people have about tires is how much tread is enough. While you can use coins to check your tread, a more accurate option is to purchase a tire tread gauge for less than $10. 


3. Prioritize Cooling System Maintenance

Even though the weather is quite cold right now, the warm weather will return before you know it. And it won't take long for warm days to turn into very hot ones. When that happens, your car's cooling system will be put to use on a daily basis. If you can't remember the last time you had this system checked out, being proactive by making a resolution can save you a lot of money by identifying any potential issues before they get much worse.


4. Replace Your Wipers

Of all the resolutions on this list, replacing your wipers is the easiest. The reason we wanted to include it is even though it's a simple change to make, it can have a big impact on your driving experience. Not only will you have an easier time driving in the rain, but the increased visibility will make you a safer driver.


5. Use Wax

We all know how harsh winter in Cincinnati can be. Between all the snow and the road chemicals used to dissolve it, your car's exterior can face a lot of harsh conditions. Using a quality coat of wax on your car can help protect your paint. If you decide to put this resolution into action, consider using Rain-X on your windshield as well.


With these resolutions in mind, we hope that 2018 is a great year for you. And if you encounter any trouble on the road throughout the year, you can always count on USA Collisions Centers to get your car fixed without causing any extra stress for you.