Great Auto Repair Tips From Go-Green
You can have a rich understanding in cars and will still experience situations that leave you scratching your head. How can I remove the grime off my headlights? How long should I really wait between oil changes? When should I replace my tires? At Go-Green Auto Service Corp, we hear and see it all. That is why we have compiled our favorite auto repair tips to help make it easier on you to extend the life of your vehicle and enjoy a more comfortable, safer ride.
IT ISN’T ALWAYS WORTH THE COST FOR A HIGH-MILEAGE OIL CHANGE
Nearly every major oil brand produces special oil for engines with over 75,000 miles. These high-mileage products contain conditioners that claim to prevent oil leaks and rejuvenate seals, which makes them more expensive than a standard oil change. However, it might not be necessary for you to pay the extra cost if your engine isn’t leaking or burning oil. If you’re not sure what type of oil is best for your high-mileage car, just ask one of Go-Green’s ASE-certified technicians.
THE KEY TO BETTER GAS MILEAGE IS REGULAR MAINTENANCE
It might be time to bring your car in to Go-Green Auto Service Corp for a routine tune-up if you’ve been filling up your gas tank more than usual. Regular fuel injection service is one of the best ways to improve your fuel economy. You should have this done on a yearly basis, or every 15,000 miles. You can think of it as part of an annual check-up for your car. Your gas mileage is also maximized when you change your engine’s air filter every 30,000 miles. The aerodynamic loss of having your windows down at speeds of 25 mph or more exceeds mileage lost due to using the A/C. So just roll up your windows and enjoy your air conditioning!
AN OIL CHANGE SHOULD NEVER BE SKIPPED
We are often asked if it’s really necessary to get an oil change every 3,000 miles. It honestly depends on your driving conditions. If you sit in rush hour traffic every day or frequently take weekend trips through the Tri-State area, your oil gets dirty pretty fast and much more than someone who rarely uses their vehicle. With vehicle engine oil you must always err on the safe side, so be sure to never go any longer than 5,000 miles between oil changes.
YOUR HEADLIGHTS CAN BE CLEANED WITH TOOTHPASTE
An affordable, effective way to make your car shine is accomplished simply with the cleaning of your headlights. With nothing more than some toothpaste, an old rag, and water to rinse, you can give your vehicle an instant boost that almost gives a professional job a run for their money. Simply add some toothpaste to the rag, scrub down your headlights, and watch the grime come right off. Just be sure to avoid contact with the surface of your car, as the abrasiveness of the toothpaste could affect your paint job.
IT’S PROBABLY TIME TO REPLACE YOUR TIRES WHEN YOU’VE LOST TRACK OF HOW LONG YOU’VE HAD THEM
We theoretically expect at least 50,000 miles from the original tires that come with a new vehicle. We all know that, unfortunately, they often wear out much sooner. The lifespan of tires is shortened when we drive a car with wheels that are out of alignment or on underinflated tires. Tire wear can also be accelerated if you rarely (or never) have your tires rotated. At Go-Green Auto Service Corp, our thorough inspection includes a detailed look at your tires to check for tread depth, proper inflation, and wear patterns. We instantly let you know if we see any red flags and tell you which tires are best for your particular type of vehicle.
LOOKING FOR HONEST AUTO REPAIR IN BROOKLYN, NYC? COME SEE US!
With so much information out there about how and when to maintain your vehicle, it can be difficult to know who to trust. At Go-Green Auto Corp, we’ve been providing affordable and honest auto repair services of every kind to Big Apple drivers for so many years. Whether you need a wheel alignment, a routine oil change, or a smog check, our ASE-certified technicians carefully inspect your vehicle and professionally make the necessary repairs to promptly get you safely back on the road. Our one-stop shop even does collision and auto paint – all at the greatest prices around.