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New Year’s Resolutions From Your Car

In the past years, we have posted our annual letter titled “New Year’s Resolutions From Your Car”. Now that CARSTAR Robert’s Collision is no longer doing mechanical repair and exclusively handling auto body repair, we have updated the annual letter written from the perspective of your vehicle. Enjoy!  

For us, it’s become a tradition to share a few New Year’s Resolutions with you. Sometimes resolutions are tough to stick to, but these 5 simple car care routines are quick and easy to maintain. Little reminders to do the simple things to keep your car running until next year!

1) Get your car washed regularly.

This is one of those little things that fall to the side after a while. Keeping your car washed and clean can help maintain visibility and extend the life of your paint coat! When you wash your car, not only are you helping it look clean, but you are also rinsing away the salt and grime that could affect your brakes’ ability to stop short of an accident. When your car is clean, your windshield wipers will work better and you’ll have an easier time avoiding obstacles on the road.

2) Check your tires.

Just a couple extra minutes in the morning, make sure your tires aren’t going flat on you. You can even use the penny trick! When your tires are properly inflated, not only will your tires last longer, but you will reduce your chances of a blowout or a flat. When your Tire Pressure Monitoring System alerts you to check your tires, we encourage you to do so for safety’s sake.

3) Take it in for preventive maintenance.

Yes, we know. You hear this all the time. Even still, we can’t stress enough how important regular maintenance like oil changes and factory-scheduled service are to the life of your car and your engine. After all, do you really look forward to sitting with a disabled car on the side of the road at night or during rush hour traffic? Preventive maintenance reduces the risk of breakdowns and accidents, so never neglect your vehicle’s maintenance schedule.

4) Keep your insurance up to date.

Not only will this keep you driving worry-free for the year, but it’s mandatory. Take a moment to check that your papers are in the car and your stickers are up to date! We also advise that you keep the contact information handy for your insurance company so you can quickly make a claim in the event of a traffic accident. The sooner you can connect with your insurance company, the sooner you’ll be able to repair your car.

5)  Bring your vehicle to CARSTAR Robert’s Collision for auto body repair.

Since 1996, Robert Wesenberg and his team of auto body technicians have earned the reputation of the premier auto body service center on the Monterey Peninsula. Even though we have added CARSTAR to our name, you can count on our auto body repair team for continued outstanding service. We are still the best auto body shop in the area and our dedication to top-notch service will continue for a very long time.

Stay on top of these 5 tasks for your car this year, and the other road bumps to come won’t be so bad. For the issues that you do run into, you can come into CARSTAR Robert’s Collision & Repair! Make an appointment at


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