As we’re presented with the new year, we’ve come up with some very specific automotive-related resolutions to start it off on the right foot. Take a look and let us know some of the things you’ll be working on this year in the comments section below.
5.) Reading More
And by reading, we don’t mean scrolling through a social media feed on our phone. We’re talking real, bonafide books—with paper in them and everything. And there are tons of literary options for the gearhead, from basic how-to manuals to coffee table books.
4.) Keeping Clean
Every year it’s the same thing: do an intense two-day detail job in the spring and, by August, our muffler tips look like they’ve been sitting at the bottom of Lake Erie for a decade. Not this year. We’re doing routine car washes to keep our fleet clean, protect them from corrosion, and help us spot finish problems before they get worse.
3.) Fixing Recurring CELs
From a loose gas cap triggering an EVAP sensor to a wonky ignition coil causing a random misfire, many of us have acquiesced to using a scan tool to clear a recurring check engine light (CEL), instead of fixing the underlying issue. Even if it only pops up every few months, we vow to stop that CEL for good this year.
2.) Staying Organized
Any astrophysicist will tell you that our universe is doomed to entropy. But that doesn’t mean it has to start in our garage. We’re finally putting things back in their proper place and devising clever storage solutions for the tools that don’t have their “forever home” yet.
1.) Finishing Projects
Ever lose momentum on a project? Let’s say, hypothetically, you have a 50-year-old motorcycle that you swore to your wife you’d get running within a week, only to have it turn into a months-long saga thanks to mysterious fueling and ignition issues? Well, we’re going to finish it in this year. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
So, what are your plans for this year? We’d love to hear your suggestions below.
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