January 2020 is knocking on our door. It’s a time for fresh starts and new projects. People are planning their New Year’s Resolutions from spending more time with family to joining the local gym. We all have ways in which we want to improve our lives in the upcoming year. As we look to better our lives and those around us, there is one thing that we often take for granted and may not be thinking about — our vehicle.
Our cars are a part of our family; trusty and true for years on end as we drive to school, work, vacation, soccer fields, and countless trips to shopping centers and grocery stores. Unfortunately, they need maintenance to run smoothly. If your car made it through 2019, here are some important annual car maintenance tasks to think about for 2020.
1. Keep up with your car’s fluid changes.
Oil, brake fluid, coolant, transmission, and other fluid changes are more than routine services. The prevention is worth its weight in gold when it comes to protecting your car.
2. Check on your car’s tires and wheels
A little wobble or vibration is not a minor issue. It means either a tire, rim, or some part of your suspension is out of alignment. So please have all suspension and tire problems checked as soon as you can to avoid more costly repairs.
3. Schedule regular check-ups for your car
Checkups identify signs of wear on your vehicle that may lead to a breakdown or component damage.
4. Keep your car clean
This is about more than aesthetics. Dirt and road grime can cause your car’s exterior to wear and lead to rust. Preserving the interior of your car is important too; for comfort and to ensure you maintain your car’s overall value.
5. Address your car’s minor problems early
It’s easy to hear a strange noise in your vehicle and hope that it will go away. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. The potential consequences of ignoring problems can be catastrophic. A visit to the mechanic doesn’t have to be scary. Building a relationship with a car care service center you can trust is important.
6. Don’t put off minor maintenance or needed repair work
Doing so can lead to larger problems and larger repair bills in the end. Fix what’s wrong and your car will last a lot longer. Car ownership should be fun, not a hassle. Staying on schedule with your vehicle maintenance takes minimal effort, but it’s worth every second.
7. Quit texting while driving
Far too many drivers have a habit of typing and sending texts while behind the wheel. With the New Year, it’s a good time to turn over a new leaf in this area, as it is extremely unsafe for you and others.
8. Go somewhere new
Though all of the above resolutions can help you enjoy your car more and keep you safe, they do require some work and some effort. So, make sure you also find some time to enjoy your vehicle by taking a road trip to some place you’ve never been.
Sheeler Auto Repair has been providing professional and affordable auto repair needs for thousands in Apopka since 1998 and they have become a leader in the community’s auto repair business. They offer everything from minor preventive maintenance service to complete engine overhauls, rear end work, and everything in between.
When you bring your car for service, you will deal directly with the owners, brothers Demetrius and Odysseus Vergos. You won’t find a service manager working off bonuses and margins that usually are a result of employees being pressured by corporate executives to increase sales at all costs.
For your convenience, they offer customer pick-up and drop-off from home or office. Sheeler Auto Repair is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and they are open all day Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the customers who cannot make it in during the workweek.
Call Sheeler Auto Repair today at 407-880-5784 to schedule your next maintenance check or repair service. They are conveniently located at 1908 S. Orange Blossom Trail, just minutes from Super Wal-Mart in Apopka.