When writing my first few novels I never used the words "went" or "got". For example, "She went to the car and got in behind the passenger seat."
Instead, I'd write, "She walked to the car and slid in behind the passenger seat."
However, I've noticed lately that a lot of authors, even popular ones, are writing these "lazy" words, and for some reason they don't seem to bother me that much unless they're over done and start sounding like echoes. And sometimes the sentence, "She went home," can say more than "she walked home."