5 New Year’s Resolutions Every Car Owner Should Make

Alexandra Maloney
Dec 22, 2021 · 4 min read
With the new year right around the corner, many of us are thinking about what our New Year’s resolutions might look like this time around. While many of the usual suspects—like eating healthier, reading more, or going to bed earlier—might come to your mind, here at Jerry we urge you to think about your car this new year.
If you’re a car owner, consider making a new year’s resolution dedicated solely to your vehicle this year. After all, you likely spend a lot of time and money in and on your car already. By making one of these five resolutions, you’ll help make sure your car drives into the years ahead in peak condition
Don’t forget about your car this new year—make one of these resolutions today.

Rotate your tires

Did you know you’re supposed to rotate the tires on your vehicle every 5,000 to 7,500 miles? Depending on how much you drive, this could mean rotating them once a year, twice a year, or even more frequently. Rotating your tires helps them last longer, prevents deflation, and reduces driving noise. But, many of us forget about this important car maintenance task. 
This new year, check out the mileage on your car and try to remember the last time you rotated your tires. If it’s been a while since your tires have been rotated, don’t worry, just go ahead and do it on Jan. 1. After the rotation, write down your car mileage in a place you’ll remember it. Then, create the habit of rotating your tires every 5,000 or so miles you tack on, and enjoy a better driving experience in the new year.

Learn about your vehicle

If every time you get into your car you forget how to switch to Bluetooth, don’t know how to work all the buttons on the infotainment system, or hear a strange clicking noise you just can’t place, this resolution is for you. While it might be a little bit boring, The News Wheel recommends drivers make a resolution to read their car’s owner’s manual. 
This resolution is especially useful for drivers who just purchased a new car, but almost anyone can benefit from a little brush up on their vehicle. Very few people know everything there is to know about their car, and reading the owner’s manual will provide valuable insights to use in the new year. 

Buy a new car accessory 

Most drivers spend a lot of time in their car throughout the year. Why not increase your car’s comfort, style, or practicality by splurging on a new car accessory this new year? Whether you invest in a fancy new USB charging port, a steering wheel cover, or a dipping sauce holder, a new car accessory is sure to help you start the new year off right.

Keep a regular maintenance schedule

This resolution goes hand in hand with what we discussed earlier about rotating your tires, but it’s important to remember that all car maintenance is equally important. All too often, drivers end up putting off that oil change or skipping the car wash because they don’t have time. 
Osceola Garage recommends drivers make a resolution to schedule regular checkups for their cars, and we’re adding onto that by also recommending you keep a regular maintenance schedule yourself. 
In the new year, create a maintenance schedule that works for you and that you can stick to throughout the year. That might mean car washes every three weeks, oil changes every six months, or other maintenance tasks. Overall, this resolution is to help keep your car in tip-top shape all year. 

Use Jerry to save on car insurance

We all know purchasing and owning a car can be expensive. But, your car insurance doesn’t have to be. This new year, use Jerry to help you find the lowest possible car insurance rates available to you. It’s quick, efficient, and easy to use. Plus, you’re guaranteed to save money and ensure you’re not getting ripped off this year. 

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