One of the most important things in life are relationships. They come in many forms, some important, like with your family, and some not so serious, like your favorite coffee mug. But have you ever stopped to think about the type of relationship you have with your vehicle? Do you take care of it? Does it take care of you?
In a healthy vehicle relationship, you treat each other with kindness - it doesn’t leave you stranded at the grocery store, and you don’t bang the steering wheel or dash when frustrated. Make sure your vehicle is receiving regular oil changes and maintenance checks.
Another sign of a healthy relationship with your vehicle is that you have balance - if your tires are not properly balanced then you’re in for a bumpy season in your relationship. But there are many other things on your vehicle that can be out of balance: the engine, the drive shaft, the brakes, and even the balance of your radio. Routine maintenance also helps this area of your car relationship.
Don’t get frustrated
Sometimes you will fight with each other, but that is not a bad thing as long as it doesn’t turn negative. Usually when you are frustrated with your vehicle there is something it needs. A weird noise, a slow start, or a blast of hot air from the AC is your vehicle’s way of telling you it needs attention. (Side note, we are fluent in car, truck, van, and even SUV, and can help you and your vehicle be on the same page.)
Finally, you know you have a healthy relationship when you find joy in driving your car. No matter what you drive, if you take care of it, it can be a joy to head off into the sunset on your next driving adventure.
Older cars are cool and nostalgic. Big trucks are strong and helpful. Newer sedans have more bells and whistles than the Apollo Lunar Module. Being content with, and taking care of, what we drive will provide you with many joyful miles.
We'll help you maintain you relationship with your car!