Thanksgiving approaches once again, and this year, we’re facing it at a time when we have to consider whether or not to congregate with our vulnerable family during a time of COVID-19. It’s a safe bet that many of the old traditions-- the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, the football games, and the rush of Black Friday will be lessened this year… but will still be there, in some form or another.
When you gather around this year, whether it’s the full traditional meal with the entire bloodline or just a pizza party with the family, it’s important to remember the tradition of giving thanks. November 9th will be the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower pilgrims spotting the Cape Cod shore after a dangerous and horrible 65-day voyage. They gathered on the deck and read Psalm 100 in unison to give thanks for their safe arrival. This year, don’t forget to give thanks to a member of the family that was probably overlooked despite being dependable most of a terrible year: your vehicle.
Your car has weathered through some rough months with you and perhaps it’s time to consider what you can do to show it the appreciation you may have neglected through the year.
Give it a cleaning, and wash it, if it’s been awhile. You’ll protect a clean car more than you will a dirty one, and the car’s insides being clean can protect you from allergens and mold, and the outside being clean can protect your engine from particulates and debris getting into your car’s systems.
If you treat your car right with preventative maintenance, it can last a long time. If you haven’t made your vehicle inspections a regular thing this past year, turn over a new leaf and start now, by bringing your car into Larry’s Independent Service in Mission Viejo. Just make an appointment with our auto mechanics and let's work together to preserve your car’s value.
If you still haven’t replaced the air filters in your cabin and engine yet, don’t forget that the smoke and ash of the past few months make it a must-do item. You can click on this embedded link to schedule an appointment. Or feel free to call us at (949) 238-6633. We’re located at 25721 Taladro Circle Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, and we're open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.