The New Year’s resolutions that will save you money on the road

We have bad news and good news. The bad news is economists expect inflation to hover at around 7.5% in early 2023. The good news is it is still within your power to make some lifestyle changes that will save you money.

Ok that’s not really good news, we know. But we hope it’s empowering! Keep reading for some New year’s resolutions that will not only keep some pennies in your pocket but will also help your car last longer.

 Service your car on time

Just like it’s important that you go for regular health check-ups, it’s important to do the same for your car, too. Servicing your car as per the manufacturer’s recommendations is the best way to ensure it stays in working condition and minimises any risk of sudden and costly breakdowns.

With consistent and regular fluid changes, you significantly lower the risk of things breaking or seizing up. If you’re not good with remembering when your service is due, consider buying a Service Plan for your car. With a vehicle service plan through MotorHappy, your car is in the safe hands of trusted and approved dealers, who’ll carry out the service. With MotorHappy’s handy reminder system, we’ll help you remember to get your car serviced at the correct interval every time. Best of all, the service plan comes with free roadside assistance included.

 Drive as smoothly as possible

Tyres are often forgotten about, but if you pay close attention to your tyre pressure, it can really pay off.

Preventing your tyres from being underinflated will reduce the effects of rolling resistance and will, therefore, increase your fuel economy and ultimately save you money! Keeping to the pressures the manufacturer recommends will ensure your car remains economical, and your tyres last as long as they possibly can.

 Keep your tyres at the correct pressure

This is another resolution that both your car and your wallet will thank you for. Driving as smoothly as possible without erratic uses of the brakes, steering or gas will help minimise the wear and tear components of your car, such as the clutch, brake pads, and your tyres.

Driving smoothly also helps to save petrol, since you won’t be accelerating unnecessarily hard. This simple behavioural change could have a huge positive impact on both your car and your financial budget.

These are just a few of the many fantastic new year’s resolutions you could be making for your car in 2023. Be sure to get creative with your resolutions and let next year be the year your car gets treated the way it deserves!

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