You’ve spent time thinking about what your dreams and hopes are for the new year, but what about your car? If your car could talk, what would it tell you? Maybe your car has been yelling at you all along. We think your car would like some of these things!

More Road Trips
We get it. You work. You’re really busy. But cars long for the open road, they really do. Sometimes in the San Francisco Bay Area, that means getting out of the city where there are fewer cars. Like maybe Highway One up to Oregon. Someplace where you’re not sitting in traffic, wondering if the guy driving next to you has had enough coffee.

New Cell Phone Holder That Stays up
This might seem like a small thing, but does your cell phone holder always fall down? That can be really annoying, and really distracting, too. And anything that takes your attention away from the road can be dangerous. So how about getting a more solid cell phone holder this time? Read the reviews on Amazon, and find one that really works.

Regular Preventive Maintenance
Our auto technicians would tell you that preventive maintenance keeps your car running smoothly. Maintenance may seem like a chore at the time, but sitting on the side of the road because of a broken hose isn’t so much fun, either. And even the aerospace engineers at NASA will tell you that a seemingly small o-ring can bring down a shuttle. So get the maintenance done. Your car will be happier, your family will be safer, and your life will be better, too.

Useful Automotive Apps
Do you have a bunch of automotive apps that don’t work or you’ve never used? Get rid of them! Instead, get a few that you really use, even if they cost a few bucks. Get a good navigation app, like Waze for instance. And maybe Gas Buddy, which helps you find the cheapest gas in town. There are a lot of gas stations in San Jose! And a dollar or two here and there can add up.

Need service for your car? The auto technicians at GIC Car Clinic have got your back. Our auto repair shop is located at 375 Bird Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126. Make an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!