Commit to These Car Care New Year’s Resolutions and Treat Your Vehicle Right

Generally speaking, New Year’s Resolutions are about taking care of yourself, but what about your vehicle? Here are some car care New Year’s Resolutions from Gossett Kia that are sure to extend your car’s life on the road.


Learn to detail your car


Running your car through the car wash is great for keeping excessive grime off the exterior of your vehicle, but every once in a while, it’s best to really get in there and do a deep clean. Not only will you feel great behind the wheel of such a clean car, it will protect its resale value, too.


Regularly change your oil


We know it might sound like a chore, but making a habit of checking and changing your oil routinely is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to protect your car’s engine and extend the life of your vehicle. This year, plan out when you’ll change your oil and stick to your schedule.

Car Care New Year’s Resolutions

Stay on top of fluids


Just like you can’t stay healthy without drinking water, your car’s health will deteriorate if you don’t regularly replenish its oil, coolant, brake fluid and clutch fluid. Even if you’re not a gear head, these things are simple and cheap to do on your own.


It’s not hard to keep your car in the best shape possible. This year, resolve to make a habit of these car care tips and enjoy the best driving ever.

DIY Maintenance: How to Rotate Tires on a Car

tire rotationTire rotation is one of those things that are easy to do at home if you have the right tools—in this case, a jack and a socket wrench. Plus, it makes your tires last a lot longer. You could take your car to a mechanic to do it, but why drop the cash if you don’t have to? Follow these tips on how to rotate tires and you’ll have the task done in no time.

When you rotate your tires, you first have to determine whether you have directional or non-directional tires. Directional tires have a tread pattern that has to go a certain direction, while non-directional tires can go either way. If the tires are directional, they’ll be marked with an arrow on the sidewall.

If you have directional tires, just switch them front to back; front right switches with back right, while front left switches with back left. With non-directional, you can cross them over—put the front left on the back right and the front right on the back left (and vice versa).

From here, you just need to know how to change a tire, and make sure you keep careful track of which tire is which!