5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

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Happy New Year from the team here at IT Garage Services!

The new year is a great time to set new year’s resolutions to help make the best of the coming year. That goes for your car and driving too! 

Most of us use our cars daily so it makes sense to include your car when making resolutions for 2022. Make yourself a better car owner and keep your car in the best condition with these top 5 New Year’s resolutions for your car and you!

1. Car Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure your car remains in tip-top condition all year round. Keeping on top of car maintenance can be a pain, but taking the time to change your oil, check your tyres and replace your brake pads when necessary, will ensure it remains safe on the roads and save you money in the long run on trips to the garage.

Save some extra money by learning to do basic car maintenance yourself. There are lots of maintenance tasks that should be done by a skilled mechanic, but there are also some you can do yourself, such as replacing your windshield wipers or checking the tyre pressure. Check out our blogs on car care for tips on how to keep care of your car.

2. Commit to Distraction-Free Driving

Over 500 people a year are killed by a driver being distracted. Most people think that distracted driving means texting and driving, but anything that takes your full attention away from the road can cause a possibly life-changing accident. Make being distraction-free one of your 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car.

Examples of things that can cause distracted driving:

Reaching for something

Changing the music

Using an app/phone

Checking your GPS or map

Taking a photo

Eating and drinking

Putting on makeup

The best thing you can do to avoid distracted driving is to put down your mobile phone and pay attention whilst driving. Make it a goal for the new year not to add to these distracted driving statistics and help make the roads safer.

3. Keep Your Car Clean

It’s easy to let the car become a mess, but thankfully it’s just as easy to get it cleaned! While keeping a car clean comes naturally to some car-proud people, to others who just use the car as a functional vehicle, it’s a real task to avoid mess accumulating in the footwells and the backseat. Make keeping a tidy car one of your 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car.

Aim to keep your car as clean as possible this year. Make sure to take all your rubbish with you when you’re finished driving. Take the time to hoover, clean and clear your car regularly. Or, if you can’t be bothered with that, commit to having it cleaned at least once a month to help keep on top of the grime.

4. Be a Zen Driver

 It’s easy to let traffic and bad driving get on top of you when you’re driving. These sorts of frustrations can increase the likelihood of road rage and potential accidents on the road. Make it a new year’s resolution in 2022 to be patient with others on the road and you’ll find you’ll be a much happier driver.

It can be difficult in Inverness to keep one’s cool on the road what with all the roundabouts and the allergy many have towards using an indicator. Try to let mistakes go and be courteous to other road users,

A helpful tip to accomplish this is to leave 10 minutes early for your destination so you can allow for folk to get in your way and not ruin your day!   

5. Get issues diagnosed right away

Don’t wait until your car’s broken down or there’s a plume of smoke coming out of your engine this year. Instead, get it down to the best local garage in Inverness to be diagnosed and fixed. This will save you money in the long run.

Take your vehicle to the best garage services in Inverness – IT Garage Services! It’s your one-stop-shop for car repair in Inverness providing services like:

  • Car servicing Inverness
  • MOTs Inverness
  • Brake tests and repair
  • Fast fit services Inverness
  • Diagnostics and car repair near me

You can find the best garage in Inverness – IT Garage Services at

35H Harbour Rd Inverness IV1 1UA

Contact us now to book an appointment or for any enquiries:

01463 229922


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