Car Care Tips

Here, at Quality Auto Services, we want our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for their car or truck. We want you to understand why and how your tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and overall how to get the most out of your tires. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear when driving in and around New York City, NY and Manhattan, NY ; and understand when and why your car needs to be serviced. Give Quality Auto Services a call at (212) 244-4420 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 7,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles. (most cars)
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road causing premature wear.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread depth is too low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.

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Quality Auto Services – Auto Repair in NYC

Since 1986, Quality Auto Services has provided New York City, Manhattan, and Union City with auto repairs, tires, wheels, towing service, collision repair, and an unparalleled customer experience. Today, you can visit us in New York, NY for a full range of automotive repairs performed with state-of-the-art equipment by ASE-Certified technicians. You can also count on us to provide you with custom wheels and affordable tires from the best brands on the market, such as Goodyear and BFGoodrich®.Visit us during our office hours or call us today with any questions you may have or assistance you may need. We’re happy to help and look forward to serving you!

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Phone: (212) 244-4420
Fax: (212) 244-7927
Address: 514 West 39th Street
New York City, NY 10018

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