Easy-to-Keep New Year’s Resolutions For Your Vehicle

January 10th, 2020 by

Everyone knows the trope of half-heartedly setting New Year’s resolutions only to break them within weeks of the year starting. With this in mind, the team at Douglas INFINITI wants to challenge you to set and keep resolutions for an area of your life you’ve likely not considered: your car. 


If you’re having trouble imagining what sort of resolutions you could even make for your vehicle, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Simply read this short guide, and you’ll be on your way to being a better car owner in 2020. 

Learn how to maintain your vehicle

It’s natural to feel intimidated at the idea of popping the hood, getting dirty, and potentially messing something up with your car. Fortunately, the internet is a treasure-trove of useful tidbits, guides, and videos that will teach you exactly how to perform everything from routine vehicle maintenance procedures to complex repairs. 


There’s nothing wrong with feeling more capable in the event you’re broken down somewhere. And if you want to play it safe, our INFINITI Service Center is here for you. 

Eliminate distracted driving

While this seems like one of the easiest resolutions to keep, it often feels impossible to actually implement. In order to truly be distraction-free while driving, you’ll need to eliminate all texting, social media use, and email checking. 


Luckily, it’s easier to uphold this resolution than you may think. All you really have to do is commit to keeping your eyes focused on one thing, and one thing only: the road. 

Take care of your tires

Everyone has a basic idea of what it sounds and feels like to ride in a car with a flat tire, but do you know how to recognize when your tires are low, worn down, or in need of replacement? This year, make it a point to be proactive with your tire care to save you lots of headaches (and money) down the line. One easy trick to tell if your tires have enough tread on them is to conduct “the penny test.”

Check and change your oil often

Without proper lubrication, the parts in your engine are bound to suffer from unnecessary wear and tear and, eventually, break down. If there’s any one vehicle maintenance skill you should invest time into learning this year, it’s this one. 


Thankfully, the process of actually checking and changing your oil is easy and only takes a few minutes. You can also get your car’s oil changed by a professional.

Start 2020 the Right Way in Summit, NJ

Whether you’re just looking to be a better car owner or find a new vehicle altogether, we’re here to help. Come browse our extensive inventory of new INFINITI cars for sale in Summit, New Jersey, and used vehicles at our showroom to find your next car.