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New Year Resolutions for You and Your Car

Happy 2017 everybody! We hope your 2016 was as good as ours, and we look forward to making this year everything the last one was, and more! It’s time for New Year resolutions for 2017. If there’s any room for improvement with regards to the car in your life, we’ve got a couple of potential resolutions that might work for you. Resolutions about your car might be a little more uncommon, but as important as your vehicle is in your life, it’s worth making room for some thoughts in its direction.


Stop ignoring your Check Engine light. Perhaps the problem is as simple as the light itself malfunctioning, but even if that’s the case, it’s every bit as important to fix. That way, when something does go wrong, your check engine light has a chance to work. If it catches you in need of an urgent repair that we can fix, then you’ve probably just saved yourself the pleasure of experiencing our towing service. It might also be signaling a repair that isn’t particularly urgent. This point brings us to our next suggestion.


Don’t put off repairs that aren’t urgent. Just because something isn’t in need of an immediate fix, that doesn’t mean it isn’t smart to do it right then and there while your car is already in the shop. Non-urgent repairs have a way of building up, and if you let them, they’ll snowball and overwhelm you to the point of dreading going in for service. Don’t let them pile up, get them taken care of. Worse still, before you know it, you’ll have put a repair off long enough that it turns into a severe one, and will now cost you significantly more than it otherwise would have.


Resolve to abolish distracted driving. Texting while driving is a huge distraction that frequently causes both minor mistakes and major tragedies. Same goes with driving while tired, paying more attention to your radio than the road, eating while driving, etc. Do yourself, your neighbors, your family, and your fellow drivers a favor and resolve to abolish distracted driving from your bad habits.


Let European Auto Works guide you through any questions that you might have. Just contact us and we’ll get you the answers you need. We want to make sure 2017 is a great year for you and your car, and are happy to be a part of that. If you’re not driving with a peace of mind about your vehicle, then contact us right away!