Top 4 Car Resolutions For A More Efficient Car In 2023

Bonjour lecteurs! Any bonnes résolutions for 2023? I am yet to sit down and reflect on what 2022 brought us. We have already decided on some bits we will concentrate on as a family. Have you ever thought about doing the same for your car? After all, it’s one of the main assets after your home. It directly concerns our safety and therefore should be kept in a spick and span condition no matter what. So here are for you my Top 4 Car Resolutions For A More Efficient Car In 2023.

Seasonal Car Checks

‘Prevention is better than cure’ we say in French. Very often, people mention it in the context of health. Well, it goes the same way with your car.

After all, taking preventative action can save you a lot of money and time in the long run!

A few petits changes during each season can make a big différence. And this way, you keep on top of things and it helps your car stay in good condition.

Par exemple, make sure that air-con systems are working efficiently during the hot summer months. And in winter, it’s worth checking your tyres are properly inflated. Especially with the snow we had lately.

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By eliminating potential issues before they occur and get worst, you could save up a few hundred pounds a year.

Regular MOT & Car Servicing

Oui, I know an MOT is statutory. But we often see it as an expense, when really it’s for our own benefit.

So that we can prevent bigger potential costs.

Time to schedule your MOT at Elite Direct London and secure an MOT test before your current MOT certificate expires. So that you can drive safely.

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En plus, if you get caught driving without a valid MOT, you can be banned from driving and receive 3 penalty points.

On top of a big penalty of up to £2500. Book yours now.

Never Run Low On Petrol

The next one of my Car Resolutions might seem obvious but…

Is there anything worse than being on the road looking endlessly for a petrol station with the red lights beeping?

I have made this erreur once or twice in the French countryside where I did not have a clue where I was… And it was so stressful!

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Did you know that if you leave your tank empty, it can potentially damage the engine and cause wear and tear on key components?

Keep an eye on the fuel meter and don’t wait until the last minute to fill up. Every time I let it go to this situation, I was struggling to find some petrol…

Learn The Essentials

Ladies, this one is for you. I don’t know about you but I think I could do with an upgrade when it’s about basic car maintenance.

Par exemple, do you know how to change a tyre? I think I would have to call Grumpy Boyfriend to the rescue ?.

It’s also worth doing some basics like checking your levels of car fluids.

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How often do you get routine oil changes and check their level? I read that a monthly checkup is necessary to avoid permanent damage to your vehicle.

Last but not least, keep up to date on rules and regulations. Especially if you go abroad.

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Et voilà for my Top 4 Car Resolutions For A More Efficient Car In 2023!

What are yours? What kind of driver do you want to be in 2023?


Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Elite Direct Tyres.






  1. Leila Benhamida
    December 22, 2022 / 10:33 am

    I always got to Halfords for my 10 point check, for my tyres I won’t the strength to change them, ok will stick with RAC ?

  2. Priscilla Stubbs
    December 22, 2022 / 10:53 am

    Very interesting and no I can’t change a tyre! I never let the car get too low on petrol (unlike my daughters!)

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 22, 2022 / 12:29 pm

      Lol I did it twice with the petrol. What a panic! Never ever again …

  3. Wendy Lam-Vechi
    December 22, 2022 / 12:33 pm

    Reading this I’m so glad I don’t own in a car, haha. Both me and husband can’t drive so we always rely on public transport. Can’t imagine being stranded in the countryside without petrol or a broken tyre.

  4. Katie J
    December 22, 2022 / 2:44 pm

    Unfortunately I don’t have a car, great post though!

  5. lynn neal
    December 22, 2022 / 5:04 pm

    I would love to have an electric car in 2023 !

  6. Laura F
    December 22, 2022 / 6:16 pm

    Good advice here – I’ll be sure to look if I ever get over being too scared to learn to drive. I won’t be driving until I’m 40+ at this rate! ♥

  7. Melody
    December 22, 2022 / 7:38 pm

    I’m still in the process of having driving lessons and everything car related feels overwhelming to me at the moment! But I enjoyed reading this, made the world of driving feel a little less daunting x

  8. A.E. ADKINS
    December 22, 2022 / 9:26 pm

    I try to follow all your points as a matter of course but sometimes life gets in the way, haven’t actually run out of fuel for years tho’

  9. Jennifer Rhymer
    December 22, 2022 / 9:40 pm

    Great resolutions. I did attempt to change a tyre once but couldn’t get the bolts off!

  10. coldi
    December 22, 2022 / 9:52 pm

    I must say I’m quite good at doing car checks myself, but I would have to get my husband to change a tyre, theres no way I could do that!!

  11. Margaret Gallagher
    December 23, 2022 / 7:51 am

    Essential points to keep our vehicles in tip top condition for all our adventures

  12. Siobhan N
    December 23, 2022 / 8:35 am

    I think I can remember how to change a tyre, but it is probably 10 years since I last had to change a tyre!

    December 23, 2022 / 8:57 am

    so important to maintain the car and get breakdown cover, I am in a wheelchair so if my car breaks down I lose independence, and need someone to come out asap by the side of the road!

  14. ashleigh
    December 23, 2022 / 9:23 am

    I am hopeless when it comes to my car! I am good at remembering to get it serviced but that is about it!

  15. claire woods
    December 23, 2022 / 7:48 pm

    Great tips, not sure I fancy driving abroad.

  16. Daniel Gaunt
    December 24, 2022 / 9:36 am

    I’ll be trying to drive less in 2023 and use my bike more!

  17. Karen T
    December 24, 2022 / 11:12 pm

    I wish I could afford a hybrid car. I’m sure being able to run off electricity rather than just petrol would make things more efficient!

  18. Annie Miller
    December 25, 2022 / 2:05 pm

    I always let my petrol to go into the red, topping up when it’s worryingly low. I should make it my resolution to top up much earlier!

  19. Ellen Stafford
    December 25, 2022 / 8:54 pm

    One of my biggest regrets is not learning to drive. I’m 43 now and have chronic fatigue so it’s not advised to drive sadly. It limits my freedom a bit!

  20. Russ Drew
    December 25, 2022 / 10:09 pm

    Sensible advice! Have a great Xmas

  21. Eilean Fraoich
    December 26, 2022 / 10:20 am

    I have a teenager that has not long been driving so routine maintenance is still great fun for them, hopefully it will create a good habit. I would like to venture further afield onto different types of roads I’m not used to driving on.

  22. Kerrylyn John
    December 26, 2022 / 1:31 pm

    No way can I change a tyre. I ve been driving since 17 & now 44. We didn’t have to do any of this to pass our test. I take it to a local tyre place.

  23. Emma Taranaski
    December 26, 2022 / 3:10 pm

    Very informative thank you!

  24. Kim Willing
    December 26, 2022 / 9:04 pm

    Some excellent points there,, thank you. No I can’t change a tyre, I’d hope some kind person would help me!

  25. Patricia Avery
    December 26, 2022 / 11:04 pm

    After 50 years of driving I have never done any checks on my car.I know I should but my OH has always taken it upon himself to do them for me.

  26. julia linsley
    December 27, 2022 / 6:52 pm

    So much good advice here for myself and my daughters!

  27. Felicity Williams
    December 27, 2022 / 7:30 pm

    Very interesting, my husband can change a tyre. He is very vigilant with regards to the petrol, thank you x

  28. Jo Heath
    December 28, 2022 / 6:36 am

    Wow! My husband sorts all things car out but I really need to make sure I can too. These are good tips!

  29. joanne coulson
    December 28, 2022 / 8:50 am

    I can change a tyre, I’ve only done it once but its easier than I thought it would be

  30. Jennifer Toal
    December 28, 2022 / 9:04 am

    I’m useless with a car I once took the car to the garage because the window wouldn’t go up and down turned out I’d pressed the lock button

  31. AJ
    December 28, 2022 / 11:23 am

    Some great tips here! Thank you for putting these together.

  32. Katy
    December 28, 2022 / 11:54 am

    the level of neglect my car is subject to is insane? I just turn it on and hope for the best tbh

  33. Gemma Hendry
    December 28, 2022 / 2:57 pm

    great tips in a wonderful article

    • Leanne Baker
      December 30, 2022 / 3:25 pm

      Great and very interesting

  34. Debbie Clarke
    December 28, 2022 / 4:02 pm

    I cant drive ?. Im dangerous enough just walking lol

  35. Vickie Jackson
    December 28, 2022 / 6:16 pm

    Although I don’t drive I think there’s some good points here.

  36. Amanda Walsh
    December 28, 2022 / 6:54 pm

    car checks are an absolute must, better to have a potential problem spotted and fixed early, than it costing hundreds further down the line

  37. Sarah morris
    December 28, 2022 / 7:07 pm

    Learn the essentials , I know nothing about cars , rely on my hubby to do it all

  38. Orim Precious
    December 28, 2022 / 7:27 pm

    Thank you for the tips. Twas an awesome read. Hoping to apply all these once I buy my first car next year ❤️

  39. Amanda Botterill
    December 28, 2022 / 7:28 pm

    gosh I really should do routine oil changes

  40. Lindsey Stuart
    December 28, 2022 / 7:39 pm

    Loving your pictures, I can’t wait to get out on the road again during the summer months.
    You must have been sooo stressed running out of petrol in France, I have to have my tank full at all times or I panic where as my partner is terrible and lets his car run on empty it drives me crazy!
    Super tips thanks for sharing.

  41. Georgie Wright
    December 28, 2022 / 7:49 pm

    It’s a good idea to check your car over regularly, especially the tyres.

  42. Ellie Spider
    December 28, 2022 / 8:04 pm

    Mine is – check your tyres winter or summer – the wrong pressure can not only cause damage but also cost more in petrol!

    Regular services – unlike MOT they arent mandatory but they make a massive difference and keep the car in tip top condition

  43. Charlotte isobelle
    December 28, 2022 / 10:53 pm

    I don’t drive yet so although there’s some good tips for my other half.

  44. Eilean Fraoich
    December 28, 2022 / 11:47 pm

    The seasonal check is a really good habit to get into so I will try that this year!

  45. Debbie Clarke
    December 28, 2022 / 11:56 pm

    Unfortunately I can’t drive

  46. Vickie Jackson
    December 29, 2022 / 8:27 am

    Oh my last comment seems to have gone awol!! I’d posted to say although I don’t drive, there are some really good tips there.

  47. Olivia W
    December 29, 2022 / 10:47 am

    I definitely cannot change a tire, but I do have routine oil changes!

  48. Rachael Louise Sexey
    December 29, 2022 / 11:36 am

    We have a motability car so we are very lucky that they do all the service, oil etc but my husband is pretty good with all of that stuff

  49. Ritchie Dee
    December 29, 2022 / 1:26 pm

    Some very good advice there.

  50. Laura
    December 29, 2022 / 5:42 pm

    I didn’t know that about petrol, I always like to put petrol in as soon as the light comes on

  51. Denise Walton
    December 30, 2022 / 11:05 am

    I don’t own a car but I found your post very interesting

  52. Terence Greer
    December 30, 2022 / 12:37 pm

    Very good tips and advice, a healthy car makes for a much more pleasant trip.

  53. Amanda Botterill
    December 30, 2022 / 1:16 pm

    lots of really good advice

  54. Wendy Browne
    December 30, 2022 / 2:15 pm

    My husband is a mechanic which is great to keep our cars going yet also means I’ll never get a brand new car.

  55. zoe brown
    December 30, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    i have it checked by mobility company always in good nick

  56. fiona d
    December 30, 2022 / 6:28 pm

    Our personal resolution is to get the flipping car out more this year, I can no longer drive because of nerve damage & my husband is scared to reenter the world of driving after nearly 2 years stuck at home throughout the covid situation. Fortunately our car has faired well so with a decent service before its next MOT we should be on our way to a summer of travels in 2023.

  57. Alexander Chernov
    December 30, 2022 / 6:43 pm

    Great tips, not sure I fancy driving abroad.

  58. Jakey Bacon
    December 30, 2022 / 7:28 pm

    During lockdown and taking on a new role which meant I could WFH I decided to give up on my car. I cycled most places anyway, I had been comuting 30miles per day during the summer by bicycle anyway, and for the winter there was a train station 10 minutes from my house. Its been the best thing I ever did, although life sometimes takes a bit more coordiniation I feel so much healthier and certainly a lot less lazy and the amount of money I save is incerdible. While I understand its not for everyone, I would definetly recommend trying a week car free every so often.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      January 2, 2023 / 12:03 pm

      That’s a very good idea indeed. I cycle to work and I find it so good for the body and the mind too!

  59. Laura Corrall
    December 30, 2022 / 10:04 pm

    Great advice and some things like a service, yes costs a bit of money however it saves spending a lot of money later down the line.

  60. AndiG
    December 30, 2022 / 10:23 pm

    great checks, i try to keep my car upto date with my services

  61. Ritchie Dee
    December 30, 2022 / 10:25 pm

    Basic car maintenance will save you money.

  62. Leanne Baker
    December 31, 2022 / 12:55 am

    Great Post there’s some great advice

  63. Kirsty Fox
    January 1, 2023 / 11:58 am

    I definitely need to follow this advice, starting with a service which is long overdue.

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