The Basics You Need to Know Right Now

  • Avoid high speeds
  • Never accelerate or brake hard
  • Keep tires adequately inflated with the proper amount of recommended air in each of them
  • Use your A/C sparingly
  • Service vehicle regularly by its due date and not later
  • Use cruise control
  • Avoid heavy loads
  • Purchase a fuel efficient vehicle
  • Check and change your oils and fluids when they’re due — nothing destroys an engine faster than neglecting oil-level checks or fresh oil changes by the time they’re due
  • Flush your cooling system and change coolant no later than once a year
  • Keep it clean – thoroughly hosing off winter salt and grime will keep rust and corrosion at bay
  • Everything with moving parts need oil to lubricate it and survive
  • Protect interior plastic by parking in the shade or use a window deflector screen that features shaded protection
Pull over & check to see if antifreeze is leaking; if so do not continue to drive the vehicle. It’s always a good idea to keep a flashlight, supply of water, antifreeze and brake fluid in your car. Having these items on-hand and knowing how to check your antifreeze can mean the difference between your being able to drive yourself into the emergency intensive care unit of the reliable auto repair shop you loyally patronize and your costly emergency car ambulance use of a tow truckor flat bed.
The standard formula is very 3 months or every 3000 miles – whichever comes knocking at your door first. It is, however, best advised that you first check your manufacturer’s recommendations for the specific custom needs of your particular car.
The automaker that manufactured your beloved car has done extensive testing on your car’s engine in their lab as well as in extreme real-world driving tests to fully determine its performance, weaknesses, strengths, needs, allergies, etc., in every aspect as best and with the most precision. Fret not if you or your little one happen to have misplaced your Owner’s Guide…, for we have found it for you on Google, YouTube & Wikipedia. So you’re good because Car Lovers Automotive always has your back covered. Thanky- Thanky!
Car Lovers Automotive recommends you rotate your tires every 6000 miles or every 6 months – again, whichever crosses the finish line first and comes knocking on your door (pretty simple formula, huh?).
Regularly rotating your tires helps evenly distribute tire wear – helping you in a socialism way get the most miles out of your tires while maximizing traction on all four wheels. Pretty cool, huh?
The best guidance to this question is found in your manufacturer’s recommendation for your particular vehicle in specifics, as this particular service varies in accordance to from brand to brand and model to model. Catch our drift?
Replacing worn-out spark plugs with new ones (with sharp new edges) effectively restores the efficiency of your vehicle’s ignition system. Misfires are reduced, power is restored, economy of operation is enhanced, emissions are reduced and all is well again! Don’t you just love when a plan comes together?
The check engine light can mean anything from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring or starting-to-malfunction engine. Ignore the warning and you could be in for damaging expensive components.
It can also be a sign that, for some reason that needs to be diagnosed, your car is getting poor fuel economy and emitting higher levels of pollutants, etc. You should always have your car checked as soon as this light starts alerting you…, so as to prevent expensive damage. (718)257-8210