Vehicle Resolutions for 2018

It's that time of the year again: you probably gave up on your new year's resolutions. But that's okay, because we know it's hard. The expectations are high, and it seems like it's such a long journey to get to the end goal. We at Kentwood Ford know it can be difficult to get there, but it doesn't have to be that way if you start making good habits right out of the gate.

We listed a bunch of habits you could do throughout the new year to get you started. Some of these are small, while others may require a little more effort. But once you start getting into the groove of making good habits for yourself, it'll be even harder to stop. Even if you do, that's still okay! Just try again tomorrow. You're doing lap races, not drag races (hopefully not literally, because of our first topic).

Stop Speeding

Exterior view of a vehicle driving on the street approaching a winding road

This is a really great habit to get started on. The last thing any of us want to do is spend another afternoon waiting in line at the Edmonton courthouse to pay for something that none of us want to spend our money on. Those photo radars are sneaky little guys, so start driving like they're always there and save yourself a couple hundred of dollars. Not only are you saving money from not spending hundreds of dollars for your speeding tickets, but also on gas as well. Speeding takes up a lot of gas and power either way.

If you were looking for a more fuel-efficient vehicle anyways, Kentwood Ford carries the 2018 Ford EcoSport in our inventory! It's 1.0L EcoBoost engine gives great mileage for your money, with its standard 8.6L/100km in the city and 8.1L/100km on the highway. Pretty good for a compact-sized SUV!

Regular Maintenance

Kentwood Ford regular maintenance

Want to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape? Taking it for regular maintenance may sound expensive, but it's something that makes a huge difference in the long run. Not only is it good for tuning up your vehicle with minor repairs, but regular maintenance also helps with catching huge mechanical problems before they occur. You can save thousands of dollars in replacing an entire component like your suspension--or worse, your entire engine.

Want to start scheduling regular maintenance for your vehicle? Kentwood Ford can help you with that! Our service department takes care of any of your maintenance needs, from oil change, brake service, inspection, alignment, and more!

Keep it clean

Service technician holding a clipboard and pen while performing a maintenance check on a vehicle

Getting tired of having dirt stains all over your pants when trying to get out of your vehicle? It might be time to clean your car. We know that it may seem pointless to do so because of all the slush and mud from the winter, but the dirt and grime can build up over time from the road and can damage the paint and finish of your vehicle. Regularly washing your car every week or so helps prevents things like this from happening, along with other potential problems like rust and corrosion.

These are just a few of the daily habits we recommend taking to start building your new year's vehicle resolutions for 2018. Keep it up on a regular basis, and you can accomplish anything you put your mind to! And don't forget, we here at Kentwood Ford Edmonton can help you along the way. Just visit our dealership if you have any questions or need any help. Have a happy new year, and get 'er done!

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