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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s no secret that resolutions are difficult to keep. But 2016 is coming and there’s no stopping it. If you are like me, you have problems coming up with resolutions. Not because I don’t think I have anything I need to improve on, it’s just that I know that I’m a quitter. So this article is for all of us. First, here are some car-centric ideas that will get your 2016 resolutions off to a quick, successful start.

  • Check your tires – Tires are such an important safety feature. And their efficiency depends on how well you look after them. Check the tread depth regularly to ensure maximum capabilities for stopping, steering, and handling. Also check the tire pressure for the best fuel economy.
  • Keep your car clean – It’s easy to overlook. Especially if it’s cold where you live. I keep a “clean as I go” mentality so that it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. Excessive dirt can have a negative effect on the upholstery of your car, and excessive grime on the outside can make your car age significantly.
  • Check and change your oil – Regular oil checks keep your car performing at a high level. Oil is the lifeblood of your car so don’t ignore this simple task.
  • Keep your gas tank filled – Running on E is a dangerous game. According to Consumer Reports, if you allow your tank to run low, the fuel pump will take in air, creating heat that can cause it to fail. In the end, you may end up owing hundreds.

Being motivated is important toward accomplishing your goals. So it’s not that you’re a bad person, it’s just that staying motivated is hard and when you get discouraged, you might turn back to unproductive past behavior. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your resolutions on track:

  1. Instead of viewing resolutions as things you have to do, think about them as things you want to do.
  2. Focus on realistic, specific goals. Instead of changing your oil, check it every time you fill up your gas tank.
  3. Celebrate your success. Be mindful of patting yourself on the back for the duration. Every little step is important.

What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? And will you be motivated enough to accomplish them?