December 18, 2018
How to Find Time to Fit Car Maintenance Into Your Busy Holiday Schedule
With the holiday season upon us, one of the biggest challenges that we could face is how to find time to fit car maintenance into our busy holiday schedule. Showing some love to your commuter car while scrambling to complete your Christmas to-do list before December 25 can be really tricky. After all, how can you squeeze in car care between the demands of work, family, and friends?
First Things First
One of the very first things that you have to come to terms with is the fact that your car should be a priority because you rely on it to get you to wherever you need to go to. Neglecting it could mean spending a fortune on repairs or getting stranded on the road. It’s important to realize that caring for your car is not a responsibility that you would want to overlook.
What You Can Do to Care for Your Car During the Holidays
Veteran Car Donations understands how hard it is to find time to care for your car at this time of the year. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of ideas to help you do that without shooting your stress levels up. Do these while you are…
On your way to the mall to shop for presents…
Before you hop in the car, check your tire pressure because if you live in a snowy area, your tires will be the first ones to bear the brunt of the frigid weather. It would be more convenient to do this if your car has an automatic tire pressure monitoring system. Otherwise, you’ll have to do it manually.
Once you discover that one of your tires doesn’t have enough air, head down to the nearest gas station or the service center to have it fixed.
We all know that salty roads can damage your vehicle’s undercarriage and paint job. On your way home after a day spent at the mall, you can drop by a car wash that offers undercarriage wash to keep the salt from building up in your car.
Sending virtual holiday greetings on Facebook…
Stay on top of things by checking if there are any open automotive recalls that need to be addressed. Don’t depend on your car’s manufacturer to notify you when potential issues arise. A quick online search for your car’s make and model to see if you should have it fixed should do the trick.
Putting up Christmas lights outside your home…
Pop the hood open and check if your windshield washer fluid is at an acceptable level. While you’re at it, make sure that your windshield wipers are working well and your wiper blades aren’t faulty. Don’t forget to check the tail lights, headlights, and the turn signal indicators. Immediately replace flickering and dead bulbs because they tend to burn out during winter.
Heading out to look for the perfect Christmas tree…
Before you leave the house, take time to pop open the hood to check the oil level and the air filter. If your oil level is low after checking it with an oil dipstick, bring the car to the local service center. It wouldn’t hurt if you can have your air filters replaced while you’re there.
It’s Easy to Maintain Your Car
Taking those easy steps will keep your car in tiptop shape for a long time. Take care of your car and your car will take care of you.
In Case You Have an Unwanted Vehicle…
What if yours is a vehicle that’s finally hit the end of the road? Don’t worry; even though it is no longer roadworthy, it can still serve a purpose—and a noble one at that. If you donate it to Veteran Car Donations, we’ll turn your old and unwanted vehicle into a financial resource that will be used to provide life-transforming benefits to the impoverished, handicapped, unemployed, sickly, and homeless veterans in your area.
Remember that these are our nation’s heroes. They fought for us and risked their lives to defend our freedoms and protect our nation’s security. As such, we owe them a great deal.
This holiday season is the best time to give back to our veterans. When you donate a vehicle to us, we’ll sell it via auction and use the proceeds to help our charity partners in providing them with mortgage-free and specially adapted homes, free physical and mental health care services, educational scholarships, career development, employment opportunities, and many other benefits.
What’s special about our car donation program is that you will also benefit immensely from your charitable contribution. Our donors get to receive rewards, including the highest possible tax deduction after their vehicles are sold.
Do you want to know more about the ins and outs of our car donation program? Check out our FAQs page. For inquiries, you can call our toll-free 24/7 hotline 877-594-5822 or send us a message online.
You can donate to Veteran Car Donations by either calling us or filling out our online donation form. We accept vehicle donations wherever you are in the United States since we have car donation programs in all 50 states.
Spare a Thought for Our Veterans
As you try to find time to fit car maintenance into your busy holiday schedule, try also to find time to remember our struggling veterans. Call us at 877-594-5822 and give them something that will truly cheer them up and brighten their lives this holiday season with your car donation!