It is vital that your tires are inflated with the recommended amount of pressure to help promote their longevity and also get optimum gas mileage. The air pressure is calculated in terms of PSI which is the abbreviation for pounds per square inch. The appropriate tire pressure for newer vehicles is usually found on a sticker that is situated on the inside portion of the driver’s door. In the event that the information is not located on the door, the owner’s manual should contain the pertinent details regarding air pressure.
Summer is the season of road trips. Whether you’re traveling across the country to visit friends or family or you’re taking your friends or family with you to a thrilling destination, half the fun of a road trip is the ride there. Before you head out on a summer road trip this year, be sure to maintain your vehicle. Here are some car maintenance basics for summer road trips:Before you leave on your road trip you should make sure your vehicle has fresh fluids, including oil, fuel, and windshield wiper fluid. Don’t forget to clean out or replace your filters as well. You also need to check your tire pressure before hitting the road. A tire pressure monitor can tell you if your tires are at the correct PSI. To know your vehicle’s tire’s proper PSI, check the sidewall of your tires or your owner’s manual. Summer heat can take a toll on your vehicle. Your battery may fail in the heat if not properly maintained. Before your next road trip, look for signs of oxidation on your battery. White, crusty buildup on the terminals means your battery may be in need of replacement. Have a professional inspect your battery if you find signs of oxidation. Overheating happens, especially in the summer. Know the signs of engine overheating before your next road trip to be as safe as possible when you’re traveling. Some signs of overheating include steam billowing from the hood, the smell of burning oil or rubber, coolant leaks, audible ticking under the hood, thumping noises, an excessively hot hood, and the temperature gauge on your dashboard maxing out. If any of these signs occur, pull to the side of the road to prevent further damage and to stay as safe as possible. Now that you know how to care for your car, you’re ready to shop for your next road trip vehicle. Shop with Greatneck Motorsports to discover top-quality used cars that are road-trip ready. Find us at 300 Great Neck Road in Great Neck.
Your daily commute can be one of the most frustrating parts of your day, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of sitting in traffic feeling aggravated and impatient, try following some advice. De-stress your daily commute with these tips:
As we learn more and more about the impact that certain practices have on the environment, it becomes important to make changes wherever we can, no matter how small. One of the biggest habits you can change to have a positive impact on the plant is the way you drive.
Summer is a wonderful season to enjoy by making plenty of outdoor plans both near and far. The last thing anyone needs to get in the way is a vehicle breakdown. Greatneck Motorsports brings you the four common reasons below that cause automobiles to have breakdowns during summer months.
If you own a luxury car, you want to take amazing care of it, so that it will last you year after year. You may have had time to do a little reading about the pandemic, but if you haven’t, here are some tips to take the best care of your luxury car possible.