How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

keep your New Year’s resolution

Every year, millions of American set New Year’s resolutions and then quickly abandon them. If 2019 is going to be your year for success, then you’ll want to follow a few handy tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolution.

Set Small Goals

Setting a goal that seems a million miles away can leave you feeling daunted. Instead, start small. If you want to buy a new car, make a goal to put $50 from each paycheck into a savings account. If you want to eat healthier, replace a sweet treat with a piece of fruit or cup of yogurt and build from there.

Take One Step at a Time

If you try overhauling all of your bad habits at once, you will easily become overwhelmed. Focus on one habit at a time and replace unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones.

Get Support

Talk to your friends and family about your goals. You might find someone with the same or similar goals. You can work together and check on each other’s progress to help you stay focused on your goal.

Forgive Yourself

Just because you make one mistake, that does not mean you have failed. It is normal to have backtracks and missteps while working towards your goal. Brush off your mistakes and focus yourself again.

If one of your resolutions is to get out of your old clunker and into a marvelous new Ford, the team at Robbie Roberson Ford is more than happy to help!

Common Car Maintenance Mistakes Every Driver Should Avoid

car maintenance MistakesToday’s cars run better and last longer than ever before, but even vehicles of the highest quality require routine maintenance. If you’re new to taking care of your own vehicle, be sure to avoid these common car maintenance mistakes that could be doing serious damage to your car.

Failing to check tires

It’s hard to over-stress the importance of keeping your car’s tires in good condition. After all, they’re the only thing between your car and the road. Make it a habit to regularly check for proper tire pressure, alignment, and tread and never take any signs of wear lightly.

Skipping oil changes

Routinely changing your car’s oil is one of the easiest, cheapest ways to keep everything in good working order under the hood. And while it can be tempting to skip an oil change if everything seems to be in good shape, resist the urge to do so! Skipping oil changes doesn’t just wear your engine down faster, but it can negatively impact your fuel economy and performance.

Using old wipers

Wiper blades are inexpensive and easy to replace, so if yours are at all damaged or not working as well as they used to, replace them before you’re caught in bad weather is low visibility. By and large, you should be replacing your wiper blades every six months or so.

The best advice we have to ensuring the maintenance of your vehicle is to bring it into Robbie Roberson Ford when it comes due for a service. We’ll handle the rest!