Make These New Year’s Resolutions for Your VW

January 31st, 2020 by

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As the calendar flips over to a new year, your car is now a year older. And that means preventive maintenance becomes all the more important. Below are some New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle to keep it running like new, even as it ages. 

Perform preventive maintenance

Better yet, have a certified technician perform it. Preventive maintenance includes things like:


  • Changing your oil at the recommended intervals
  • Rotating your tires
  • Keeping all your fluids topped off at the right levels
  • Maintaining the proper tire pressure
  • Changing oil filters and air filters
  • Testing your brakes, belts, and battery


Staying on top of these preventive measures will accomplish three things:


  1. You’ll extend the life of your vehicle. 
  2. You’ll reduce the chances of facing a major (and expensive) repair because you’ll catch small issues before they turn into big ones. 
  3. You’ll drive a safer and more effective car. 

Protect it from the elements

Mother Nature can really take her toll on a vehicle. Wind, rain, snow, hail, extreme temperatures, and the sun can damage your car and compromise its integrity. Use the tips below to shield your car from the elements this year. 


Park in the shade

When you take your car to work or out and about, look for a shady spot to park it. This will protect your paint job and interior from sun damage. If you can’t find any shade, at least use a windshield shade cover.


A coat of wax can help protect the body of your car from the sun and also prevent a buildup of corrosion-causing dust.

Park in the garage 

If you have a garage, make room in there for your car. A garage offers the most complete protection from the elements. If you don’t have a garage or carport to utilize, consider using a car cover. 

Consider replacing your car

Sometimes it’s more cost-effective to just replace an old car as opposed to constantly repairing it. Used cars are becoming more affordable, and generous loan and leasing options can make even a brand new car easy to obtain. Check out any specials or discounts near you, and consider a new car for the new year.

Make Palmetto 57 VW Your Next Stop in Miami, FL

Whether it’s preventive maintenance or a replacement vehicle, Palmetto 57 VW has everything you need to start your year off with a bang. 


Visit us in Miami, Florida, to check out our new cars for sale along with our used car inventory, or schedule a service appointment online.  

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