Giving Gratitude For Our Cars

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As we gather together for Thanksgiving and say our graces and show gratitude to the people who make our life better, maybe it’s also a good time to give praise to that family member that we rely on too readily and credit too little: yes, I’m speaking of your BMW.

Think about how much harder your year would have been without your car behaving reliably and being there for you when you needed it. While you can’t give your vehicle a seat at the table this year (not even the kids table), you can do a number of things to reflect the love your car is giving you, from the small to the grand:


  • Clean your car. A dirty car is unhealthy, both inside and outside. Grit and dust and pollen on your car can clog your car’s systems, choking them. A dirty interior can lead to mold and other problems. And you will do more to protect a car you think of as clean and attractive. Happy car = happy driver.

  • Keep a clear view of the road. Your mirrors, your windows… clean all of them, and make sure you have clear views at all times. Seeing trouble from a distance is always preferable to seeing it as it comes through your windscreen.

  • Make your car a safe space. Don’t let the bad driving of other drivers make you a bad driver, or an angry driver. Don’t sweat it if someone cuts you off. If people are taking advantage of you being a good driver to behave badly, try to remember, that is confirming that they consider you a good driver. It’s not great, but it’s better than making your car a place where you feel unhappy all the time. 

  • Consolidate trips out. The less you make a series of short runs in your car, the less likely you are to get into an accident. Keep a list of errands and see to them in a series.

  • Consider a flush. BG Flushes ensure the long-term life of your car by clearing your systems of particulates and grit from the road. Contact the shop for more information on how we can help you keep your car in great health for years to come!

It doesn’t take the lot to show your car the gratitude it deserves for taking care of you. And it’s a relationship that gives back, as every one of the steps we have offered saves you money and helps you out in some way. At American Five Star Auto Repair, we love helping you to take care of your vehicle, which includes whatever you use your car for! To schedule an appointment for auto repair or preventive maintenance, make anappointment online today! American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission is conveniently located at 2070 E. Apache Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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