At last, 2020 is finally ending! It’s been quite a rough year: a pandemic, a hotly-contested election, and it’s good to see the end of it at last. Like many auto shops, we are grateful to our core customers for keeping us open and surviving through the pandemic.
Unfortunately 2021 has as much uncertainty to it as 2020 did. We’re still in the middle of a contested election, the COVID19 vaccine hasn’t been distributed yet, we don’t have any assurances that COVID19 won’t still be dragging our businesses well into 2021, and we’re on the brink of a recession. We’re entering this new year with a lot of negatives still trailing us.
Because of the issues with COVID19 and the economy, this is a really bad year to plan weddings and family gatherings. We’d like to recommend a few simple ideas towards cutting down on the danger of events that can’t be cancelled (but must be):
- Do it, smaller. Take vacations, because you need to have a break after all. But take them closer to home, and in places where there are smaller crowds.
- Concentrate on your family. Our kids have lost a lot of the things that keep them excited throughout this summer. There’s less and less to look forward to now. So use your imaginations to find ways to amuse yourselves. Invest in new family games. Talk together more. Plan monthly events and competitions the whole extended family can enjoy and compete on across the miles.
- Protect your livelihood. Your home is your shelter. Protect it by looking after it. Look for areas that need attention, repairs that need to done. And it makes sense to do the same thing for your vehicles. If you’re not currently adopting a preventative maintenance approach to your vehicles, this is a great time to start. Having a licensed professional evaluate your vehicle’s health can only help you in your quest to keep it running efficiently and for as long as possible.
We hope the coming year has nothing but good things for you and your family, and that your are properly prepared for the bad things. If you would like your car inspected, schedule an appointment with Schultz Auto & Truck Repair for preventive maintenance on your car, truck, van, SUV, family fleet, or work fleet of vehicles. We’re conveniently located at 5085 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075, and we are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See you soon!