When it comes to making a list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions, we often think of how we would like to improve ourselves. Perhaps we’d like to lose a few extra pounds or exercise more. Cutting back on caffeine and sweets are other common goals. Maybe you’ll finally get around to painting the house or fixing those rickety front porch steps.
But what about setting a goal of being better at maintaining your car this coming year?
Of course, aspiring to improve any area of your life takes commitment, willpower, and planning. It also helps to have people supporting you in achieving your goals. At Lannan Mazda want you to succeed at better car maintenance, so we’ve put together a list of five resolutions you can make to ensure that you’re Mazda is running smoothly throughout 2015 and beyond.
In 2015, resolve to:
Get your oil changed regularly – Oil is the lifeblood of your Mazda. Dirty oil increases wear and tear on internal engine parts, which can lead to engine failure. It’s critical to check and change your oil regularly using your Mazda owner’s manual as a guide. Getting regular oil changes will prolong the life of your car and help keep it running in optimal condition.
Keep tires at the correct inflation – Under or over-inflated tires not only reduce their lifespan, but also affect fuel economy. It can also lead to potentially dangerous situations like blowouts. Weather has a big impact on tire pressure, so be sure and check your tire pressure on a regular basis. Refer to your owner’s manual or the sticker on the inside driver’s door panel for the correct pounds per square inch (PSI) tire pressure for your vehicle.
Inspect and replace windshield wiper blades – A clean windshield is essential to safe travel, especially during bad weather. Don’t wait until your blades are preventing you from seeing clearly. Have one of our certified technicians here at Lannan Mazda check to see if they need replacing.
Check your brakes – Worn brake pads, warped rotors, and sticking calipers are just some of the things that could impair the stopping power of your brakes. Have them checked by a professional and repaired if necessary.
Inspect your battery and cables – Extreme weather is hard on batteries. Look for corrosion, cracks, or wear on your cables. If you find that your car is taking longer to start, take it in to our Mazda Service Dept. and have one of our technicians test it. It’s better than being stranded in your driveway or at the mall with a dead battery.
These are just some car maintenance tips you can resolve to accomplish in 2015. By properly maintaining your Mazda throughout the year you’ll be driving with confidence. For more helpful tips, take a moment to read your Mazda owner’s manual, or contact our Service Department here at Lannan Mazda by calling 978-454-9300 and schedule an appointment for a Full Circle Inspection, free with any service performed.
New Deals for the New Year!
Visit our new showroom here at Lannan Mazda and check out our selection of exciting new 2014 and 2015 Mazdas. We’ve also got a huge inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Mazdas. Each comes with a 12,000 mile/12-month vehicle limited warranty, 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance, and 150-point detailed inspection. Take advantage of our year-end model-year closeouts and other great holiday deals. Lannan Mazda is conveniently located at 720 Rogers Street, Lowell, MA 01852. To schedule a test drive, or for more information, call 978-454-9300.
Happy New Year!