Five New Year’s Resolutions for Car Owners

From all of us at Scotti’s Auto Sales, we wish to extend a warm and wonderful new year to all of our customers, old and new. The new year means that a whole new fleet of makes and models will soon be hitting the road and finding a new home in someone’s driveway. To ensure that your investment stays on the road, we’ve compiled some resolutions that are easy to follow and will be highly beneficial for your vehicle

Check Those Fluids!

Whether it’s oil or coolant, your car needs these fluids to function on a regular basis. Checking them on a consistent basis will keep you aware of when it’s time to add more or get them changed. 

Stay Up to Date on Routine Maintenance 

One of the most common mistakes that car owners make is not taking in their vehicle for routine maintenance. Every time you fire up the ignition and drive your car, you produce wear and tear on the various components that are responsible for its continued use. Life can be hectic, but this preventative measure will keep repair costs down. 

Don’t Put Repairs on the Back Burner

That noise you’re hearing when you accelerate isn’t just annoying, it could be the symptom of a much larger problem. If you think something might be broken, don’t leave it to chance. Taking your car to a mechanic at the first sign of trouble can mean the difference between a large repair bill and an adequate one. 

Keep an Eye on Those Tires 

One of the most important components of your vehicle is your tires. Keeping an eye on the level of air pressure within them and making sure they’re free of foreign objects can help ensure that they’ll continue to work well for thousands of miles. 

Continue to Improve Your Driving Habits 

No matter what your current experience level as a driver might be, there’s always room for improvement. Setting small goals for yourself to help you improve over the next 12 months can help you acquire some of the safest and most effective driving habits. Keeping your car’s interior clean and organized might be a good weekly goal to start with, and then go from there. 

Scotti’s Auto Sales 

As one of the premier car dealerships in the Sarasota area, Scotti’s Auto Sales wants to help you keep your car running and looking great. For a complete inventory, service, and how to tell if you can receive financing, visit our website at or give us a call at (941) 924-5885.