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How to Be a Better Car Owner in 2016

At the start of January, many of us laid out personal and professional resolutions to make 2016 a better, healthier, more productive year. At Nissan 24, the safety of drivers in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton is always on our minds, so we thought, what would happen if we helped our drivers take their resolutions to their driveway or garage? Check out what we came up with in our post below.

Keep Up with Car Health: Remembering Routine Maintenance

tire rowThe only way you can be confident that your vehicle is performing at the highest level is to follow its recommended schedule for routine maintenance. Routine maintenance makes up the necessary checks, changes, and replacements that help your car run its best. From higher fuel efficiency to safer handling to being able to avoid serious problems that cause breakdowns at the most inopportune times, the money-, time-, and stress-saving benefits of routine maintenance are definitely worth their small time commitment.

At Nissan 24, we provide handy, model-specific maintenance schedule printouts that you can keep in your glovebox and tick off as you get each service completed.

Keep Your Car Safe Year-Round: Actively Prepping for NE Weather

From feet of snow in the winter to hot and humid temps come summer, New England weather is extra tough on your ride. Keep these tips in mind as the seasons change and you’ll be ready to handle the upcoming elements with ease.

Summer: Have engine-cooling equipment inspected □, trade your wipers for a storm-ready pair □, refill coolant levels as needed □, park out of the sun to better protect paint □, update your emergency trunk kit □

Winter: Upgrade to heavy-duty wiper blades □, change your tires to an all-season or a winter set □, get your car’s battery checked □, defog the headlights for a brighter shine □, update your emergency trunk kit □.

Give Your Car the Spa Treatment: Detailing Inside and Out

car-washOur third suggestion for being a better car owner is to detail your vehicle inside and out at least twice a year. It’s likely that your car will need a good wash and wax every few months, but for this biannual treatment, go all out with a thorough cleaning and polish outside in addition to vacuuming, conditioning, and organizing inside.

Putting the time and effort into detailing your vehicle helps to maintain its outer paint and polish and inner condition, providing more enjoyable rides now and higher resale value in the long run.

Stepping up your car ownership attention can decrease the need for repairs and help you make the most out of the memories you have on the roads around Brockton, Randolph, Stoughton, and beyond. If you don’t already, consider taking these steps to improve the performance of your vehicle and the safety of your loved ones.

Nissan 24 wishes all of our loyal car owners a safe, happy, and healthy 2016!