Have you made any resolutions for the new year? If you’re like the majority of people, you might need some help keeping those commitments.

Studies show that while 40% of Americans make new year’s resolutions, only 8% of Americans wind up keeping them. In other words, if you’ve failed your New Year goals before, you’re certainly not alone. There are a ton of tips and tricks out there to help you make your new habits stick, and believe it or not, looking for a new car can give your mind the boost it needs.

Wondering how a new car could be the perfect way to kickstart the new year? These five reasons will help everything make sense:

1. A new vehicle changes your environment

We’ve known since ancient times to not put new wine in old wineskins, and we shouldn’t make new habits in old automobiles.

Old habits die hard, and experts agree that our environment triggers our habits. The average American spends at least an hour a day in a vehicle, so believe it or not, what you drive is a big part of your environment. Changing what you drive can help your brain adjust to new habits, especially when you’re actively driven to take exquisite care of your shiny new vehicle.

2. Your new vehicle can help you accomplish your new year resolutions

A shift in environment isn’t the only perk a new vehicle can bring. You can also pick a new vehicle that directly helps you achieve your resolutions.

Want to get more exercise in the new year? Consider getting a vehicle that can transport bicycles and other outdoor equipment. Trying to cut down your monthly spending? A vehicle with great gas mileage can improve your long term spending. Even a vehicle with a high carrying capacity can encourage you to take more trips with friends and family. If you’d like to make a change in your life, ask yourself how a newer vehicle could help you make it happen.

3. You might need to replace your vehicle anyway

It’s a well-known fact that the average American is driving a vehicle that’s almost a decade old or older. If your current vehicle is close to this milestone, now’s the time to make a change.

New vehicles aren’t just prettier and more fun to drive. They’re safer, more reliable, and massively improve your quality of life. For example, backup cameras are so useful that all new vehicles are required by law to have them! Even if you think your current vehicle is state-of-the-art, you might be surprised by what newer vehicles are bringing to the table.

4. There are still great deals available

If you want a good price on a great vehicle, or you want to pick and choose exactly what vehicle you want, the beginning of the year is a great time to buy.

Dealerships work hard to push their older inventory at the end of the year, and those deals can easily persist into January. In fact, you might get an even better price now than you would have just two or three months ago! At the same time, as new vehicles arrive on the lot, you can see all the coolest vehicles that are fresh out of the factory. Whether you want a hot deal or a cutting edge vehicle, you have the freedom of choice to get exactly what you want.

5. Even if you don’t buy now, you know what to look for when the time is right

As great as buying a new vehicle is, there’s no need to be impulsive. You should only buy a vehicle when you’re certain you’ve found the one you love. Even if you don’t find the right vehicle or the right price right away, I’d be happy to help you narrow down your search.

It can be hard to stick to your new year’s goals, and a new vehicle can give you the excitement you need to make them a reality. Get in touch with me to help you with all of your automotive needs today, and maybe you can become one of those elusive 8% that rise to the challenge and make their new year’s dreams come true.