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Things Your Vehicle Needs for the New Year

January 16, 2023


Your vehicle always needs maintenance, and the new year is the best time to refine your strategy for caring for your car. As the new year approaches, most people will set goals related to their health or finances. You can break the mold and set a resolution focusing on your car instead. For example, you can concentrate on new quotes on auto insurance and learn how to perform essential car maintenance. Following through on these resolutions can help you save money and take better care of your car.

What You Should Do For Your Vehicle

Consider these other New Year’s resolutions and yearly vehicle necessities that you can invest in.

Find the Right Auto Insurance

Auto insurance can be expensive if you aren’t getting the best rate for your coverage. It is why it’s a good idea to get quotes from other insurers and compare premiums periodically. Several factors can impact your rates, too, and if these factors have changed, your rates may go down. If you improve your credit score, you’re likely to see a lower auto insurance premium. Similarly, if you get a new car, you’ll also need to shop for further coverage.

Master the Art of Maintaining Your Car

Learning basic car maintenance is another excellent New Year’s resolution. It is also one of the effective ways to develop your self-reliance skills. You can develop this skill by starting with a small car maintenance task, such as replacing your windshield wipers. You can teach yourself how to change your car’s oil, check tire pressure, and perform battery maintenance. These tasks are safe for DIY-ers to attempt, but when a severe maintenance issue emerges, it’s best to enlist help from a professional mechanic.

Pledge Your Full Attention to the Road

According to statistics, more than 3,000 people die yearly in the U.S. due to distracted driving. Distracted driving can take many forms — texting at the wheel, eating while driving, or entering an address in your GPS. In all of these cases, your eyes will not be on the road, and your risk of an accident will increase dramatically. Pledging to end distracted driving is one of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make for yourself, your car, and the other drivers on the road.

Maintain Your Auto Insurance Coverage

Once you’ve found the right auto insurance, it’s important not to let your coverage lapse in the new year. Most states require this type of insurance; without it, you could be liable for damages if you cause an accident. Furthermore, auto insurance can protect you from damages that other drivers may cause. Remember to keep your insurance rates low and your vehicle safe by pledging to drive safely and eliminate distractions.

About E.J. O’Neil Insurance Agency

Since 1898, E.J. O’Neil Insurance Agency has provided homeowners with reliable coverage and high-quality customer service. Today, we offer a variety of policies, including commercial, boat, automobile, homeowners, motorcycle and renters insurance. Quotes are free by phone or online request, and we can provide notary and other services at our location. We pride ourselves on caring for customers when they need it most, proving it with over $3.2 million in claims paid over 12 months. To find the right coverage for your need, call 413-594-4757 or visit us online.