Start New Year Off Right With Maintenance Calendar

Chances are you’re enjoying the last of the Holiday cookies and preparing for a New Year’s feast while thinking about getting on the treadmill and losing that last 25 pounds. While New Year’s resolutions for self-improvement are a grand idea, why not take some time and create a New Year’s resolution for your vehicle? You’re probably just about to take that wrapping off a 2018 calendar and put it in a prominent spot. When you write all the family birthdays and anniversaries on it, include some maintenance visits to your local Chapman Arizona dealerships. Spending a few dollars on routine maintenance through the year will help stave off any huge repair bills later on.

First Quarter (January-March)

Start the New Year off right with an oil change and complete inspection of your vehicle. The Chapman service pros will make sure all your fluids are topped off, your battery is in good shape and rotate your tires. Your service advisor will be able to make you aware of any larger problems or service recalls that you can either take care of at the time, or plan for future visits. Now’s the time to also review the long-term maintenance schedule in your vehicle’s user manual and budget for expenditures for the year.

Second Quarter (April-June)

If April showers bring May flowers, it’s a certainty that May and June will bring roasting temperatures to the Valley of the Sun. Don’t think about summer just yet, but put a reminder on your calendar to get your cooling system and air conditioning checked out. A/C is the only thing that separates us from the animals in the summer. It’s also time for another oil change and fluid inspection to extend the life of your car. With the monsoon season just around the corner, now’s the best time to replace your windshield wipers.

Third Quarter (July-September)

Take some time to walk around the vehicle and do your own inspection. Are your headlights fogged up? Do your turn signals and brake lights work? Is there a mysterious puddle forming under where you normally park?  This could be a good time to replace your cabin and engine air filters, especially if you balked at the option when it was pointed out to you at an earlier service visit.

Fourth Quarter (October-December)

If your monthly service bills added up to more than the cost of a car payment, this is a great time to consider putting old Betsy out to pasture and getting into a new vehicle. All the Chapman Arizona dealerships offer great year-end model sales so they can move the old stock out and make way for the new. It’s a perfect opportunity to not only save thousands off the price tag, but also get great lease and financing rates. With December right around the corner, there’s no better way to show your love than to surprise someone with a new vehicle and a bright red bow in your driveway.

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