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Recovering from the winter, Spring Car Maintenance

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

The snow melts away and we are about to wave goodbye with winter while saying hello to spring, planning to hit the road and enjoy the warmer weather. But, do you know that aside from road trips, spring is the perfect time to check your car’s component?  Take a look at this maintenance checklist that helps.

 

Inspect the Exterior

  • Check your winter tires and change it if needed. Cold weather usually cause tire fractions, bulges, and bald spots
  • Check the tire inflation as well as the tread for uneven wear.
  • Inspect the wiper blades as snow usually caused cracked, cut, torn and chattering.
  • Winter snow might damage the car paint, check for scratches and minor deformation and fix it (DYI)  if possible
  • Icy rocks often cause windshield cracks, inspect every corner and see if repair or replacement is needed.
  • Spring is a perfect time for auto detailing, wash it from top to bottom using proper products, and leave it with wax for a shiny effect.
  • Check all the exterior (even interior) lightning to avoid disastrous events this spring season
  • Give your car a thorough spring cleaning by using good products for detailing, wax it for a shiny effect

 

Inspect Elements under the Hood

  • A change of season equals a change of oil thus changing it every 3,000 miles or three months is mandatory.
  • Inspect under the hood’s component including oil leaks or fluid efficiency.
  • Winter weather can be unkind of the life and operation of a car battery, check every system like charging, starting and mechanical
  • Check hoses and belts to ensure that there’s no crack and breaks leaves unattended.
  • Check all the fluids including engine oil, brake and transmission fluids, windshield washer solvent, power steering fluids as well as antifreeze coolant

 

Inspect the Vehicle

  • Spring is the best time to inspect the entire brake system such as rotors, drums, and brake linings
  • Aware of the “brake check” light of the dashboard and be alarmed if the light turns on while driving
  • Inspect any fluid puddles or stain under the vehicle this might due to some leaks from the transmission, brake and windshield washer fluid. Or from engine, gasoline, gear oil and antifreeze/coolant leaks.
  • Check the car air condition by turning on the cooler reaching the maximum level and see if it chill in a short span of time.


Winter’s cold temperatures and icy condition could be hard on your car hence spring is the perfect time to bring your vehicle into full inspection, make vehicle maintenance a priority this season to protect yourself and extend the life of your car. If you need mirrors and glasses or aftermarket parts give us a call at (718) 297-9797) or visit our website and rest assured that your queries will be promptly answered.

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6 reasons why girls want to drive

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

It might be true that men tend to be more mechanically inclined and so they claimed that driving is a man’s thing. But, as the world evolves, a lot of women aspires to learn how to step on the accelerator, control the gear and follow the traffic lights. We bring 6 definitive reasons why girls want to drive and see if you can relate.

 

No. 1 Life becomes more convenient

For women learning or owning its first car is an achievement or a dream come true as they feel more convenient than calling a cab. Girls consider this factor favorable as they don’t need to mingle with strangers on the bus or that climbing the stairs of MRT wearing high heels and join the crowd during rush hours.

 

No. 2 Getting a new baby or something to care for

Naturally, girls are more sentimental or emotional and that explains the fact of giving its car’s name the moment they’ve got one. They often considered automobile as their baby, best friend and a long time partner. They often wash, dry and put some perfume on it and even cry when a car got bruises or scratches.

No. 3 Makes women feel euphoric

Some women will surely agree that owning and driving a car makes them feel euphoric. The excitement of being in control of the wheels is undeniably stronger, the act of driving is giving them an adrenaline that is hard to explain. In fact, girls feel more energetic every time they sit in in front of the steering wheel.

 

No. 4 Giving girls an opportunity to save time

When women know how to drive they have the power to manage more of its time. They can arrange schedules like meetings, picking up the kids at school, run an hour in the grocery and drive at home with all stuff set. In which they hardly do when they should wait for the train or catch for the next bus that will arrive.

 

No. 5 be your own boss

Girls often complained and tired of following their husband, brother or father being in controlled of the wheels. And giving you an opportunity to drive and have a full command of the road itinerary, following the routes and even choosing music to listen in a car stereo makes you feel like a boss. However, man or women have the same responsibility and that is to assure of bringing passenger safe to the destination.

 

No. 6 giving girls more freedom

One of the great reason why girls wanted to drive is that to acquire more freedom to wander anywhere with anyone at any time. Driving their own car make them more adventurous and have an active lifestyle. A weekend getaway, food trips and a long drive at night is fit for girls who just want to have fun with its car.

 

No. 7 A great skill to add

We know for a fact that driving is a skill wherein we can add it to our CV or use it as a form of making money or can be used in case of emergencies. A driver skill is useful to run some personal errands, pick up friends and families, and rush someone to the hospital and many another scenario.


Having said that owning and driving a car involves knowing vehicles maintenance and repairs. And we can’t deny that girls need assistance in terms or restorations, repairs, modification and even car detailing. For this matter, you can visit New York City Auto Salvage & Glass and we are ready to answer all your questions.

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Things You Shouldn’t Do When Driving an Automatic Car

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

Automatic cars are no doubt one of the greatest inventions in the car industry. Driving an AT car seemed straightforward but there are bad habits that can obviously damage some parts of your vehicle, hence, here are tips that you should remember while on the road.

 

Engaging the “P” only when in complete stop

As we all know, “P” means park and this will only be used when your automobile comes to a complete stop. If you happen to shift “P” while still moving the locking pin could be damage and will cost you repair. The locking pin is a component that is inserted into the gear which is connected to the transmission output shaft and restrain the vehicle from moving forward or backward. Hence, if you place the gear stick into “P” while in motion, chances are the locking pin could be worn out and needs replacement.

 

Never put “neutral” at the stop lights

Some driver thinks that engaging in neutral at the stop lights or while stuck in the traffic can save fuel. But little did they know that this method can wear out your vehicle’s transmission. Putting your gearstick in neutral also gives you lesser control over your car in case any emergency maneuvers are required.

 

Do not engage in “neutral” gear while going downhill

An automatic engine is designed to be fuel efficient (in contrast with other people’s perception) even if the stick is in “D” gear. Shifting in neutral will automatically cut off the injectors and allowing only your wheels to power the engine, which makes you find hard to react in times of road difficulty that leads you and your passenger into pitfalls.

 

Refrain from switching gear without a complete stop

Do not make it a habit to switch gear when your vehicle is not in a complete stop because if you do, your automobile will pause but it will wear out the transmission band, also, you are now allowing your brakes to do the job and that added stress on the motor and mounts. Make sure you totally stop before going from drive to reverse or vice versa.

 

Never launch your car

Some driver used to revs the car while in neutral and then shift to drive to move off at a high speed. This practice is quite wrong as automatic transmission programmed to run at a different speed from the transmission and so if you force the vehicle to do so, this again will wreck the transmission band and clutches.

 

Today, modern cars are designed and programmed depending on its brand and manufacturers. It seems that the whole logic behind inventing an intelligent vehicle is to drive fun and efficient nonetheless, the tips mentioned in this article is your advantage that helps you keep safe and extend the life of your automatic vehicle.

 

If you are having car parts problems just dialed our auto experts at 718-297-9797 we are happy to assist you.

 

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Tips on Choosing the Right Color of Your Vehicle

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

Either buying or re-painting your car requires attention and more considerations, some people find it so difficult to decide which colors to choose from a wide variety of options. But, remember, you will be driving your vehicle for let’s say 4 to 7 years (or until you decide to sell or repaint it) so it doesn’t hurt to spend an extra time to figure out what color works best for you.

Which One Attracts You Most?

We all have our favorite choice of color it often represents with our gender or with our personality. However, this factor doesn’t apply when it comes to car color choice as you need to have some considerations like as follows.

 

Black is Beautiful

No, not all the time as choosing black for your car color means a lot of chores. Dirt and debris are easy to see on black paint. Nonetheless, black is a power color it is often observed from luxury cars and being ride by royalty and if this attracts you most, get ready to wash and buff your vehicle for at least once a week.

 

Shiny Silver

The metallic glow of silver shines bright with innovation. Silver is one of the best car color choices as it represents security and style. It is also associated with stainless steel that marked as high standard in any objects.

 

Innocent White

This color often suggests as it shows elegance a conservative shade that is attractive to people who wants purity. The downside of this color, however, is that it is inviting to onlookers or will probably prone to be ticketed for whatever reason. Also, an ironic reality exists that white color show dirt the easiest.

 

Confidently Blue

Blue is considered happy and practical color for many, it represents stability, serenity, and truthfulness. If you always feel confident then blue is suitable for you.

 

Smiley Yellow

Yellow exudes joy and a positive attitude, young ones often choose this color as this will fit with its sense of humor. If you are a happy go lucky guy then opt for yellow car paint.

 

Sporty Red

Red represents aggressiveness and that explains why some sports car chooses this type of color. A red car may also declare great status or just represents confidence and fun.

 

Planning for Car Repaint?

There are many other car colors (other than black, white, blue or red) available in the market, like green, orange or gold. But you can only choose one color when buying a new car but you always have an option of repainting it when it’s needed. If you do so, take a look at these tips that help.

  •    Study the safest color that will fit your personality or you may also consider one which relates to insurance payment. Safe color like white and silver got lower insurance premium while bright one like red or yellow belongs to higher premiums.
  •    Research popular paint color, make a list of it and hand it over towards car’s painter enthusiast for best advice
  •    Consider your car’s model, orange might be popular but it wouldn’t suit your conservative truck or sedan.
  •    Understand the pros and cons of that particular color. Remember that every shade requires appropriate coating like metallic must apply three stage paint.

 

Choosing your car color also involves both practical and personal matter, there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy your freedom to choose and have stunning vehicle shades. If you have concern beyond car colors you can call us at (718) 297- 9797 or visit our website for some car topics advice.

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10 Essential Things That You Should Keep in Your Car Trunk

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

Do you have everything you need when your vehicle broke down or experience a very sudden malfunction? We know for a fact that no one can predict when or where you’re car will break down and it is so frustrating if you found no help in sight. That being said, we gather a bunch of essential things that you should keep in your car trunk.

 

For Emergencies and Repair

 

  1. Tire changing tools

Most cars often experienced a flat tire, and changing it might be simple if you have some essential tools such as spare tire, jack, lug wrench (with a socket on one end and a pry bar on the other) and some WD-40.

 

  1. Tire sealant

No one likes being stranded by a roadside due to a flat tire. Tire sealant kit is useful as you can fix it without even waiting for a tow truck to haul your vehicle. There are many brands available in the market like Slime, Penray (and a lot more) that you can grab.

 

  1. Jumper cables

Owning a working set of jumper cables for your dead battery is an advantage. However, every driver should know well how to use it as improper handling this tools might cause huge troubles. Read the instructions from the manual or label before connecting cables in your battery.

 

  1.  Hazard triangle/flares

Warning triangles is a tool that allows other drivers to be alert for issues ahead of them. It comes with bright color with reflective tape that catches the headlights or the sun. It is the best warning device that prevents accidents or injuries.

 

  1. Gas can

It might not advisable to keep a full extra gas in your trunk but a gas can will save you when you’re empty. You can walk the nearest gas station and fill it in and pour it into your tank then ready to go.

 

  1. Duct tape

This might sound odd but believe me, a duct tape can temporary fix everything. A roll of silver magic can be useful for temporary car mirror damage, scratch, holes, and many others.

 

  1. Dash cam

A dash cam actually makes sense in your car, as this device will record some facts in any accidents along the road that may give you a legal headache. It can provide evidence that tells who’s responsible or who’s to blame for any issues that might happen on the road.

 

  1. Tire-pressure monitoring system

Tire pressure is another factor that you should have in your trunk as this will allows you to check the right tire gauge before moving forward (most likely during a long drive) always remember that keeping your car tire inflated will bring a lot of benefits.

 

  1. Fire extinguisher

Car engine fire may seldom happen but it could be better if you are ready for this crisis. Buy a portable handy fire extinguisher and set it aside along with your other emergency kit.

 

Additional Tools for Health and Other Purposes

 

  1. First aid kit

A first aid kit can help you respond to common injuries thus keeping these basic supplies will help you know how to execute first treatment for bruises and scratch before heading to the hospital (if needed)

 

  1. Flashlight

Some incidents may happen during the night time and it is impossible to check the culprit if you have no light at all. Hence grab a tool (flashlight) that gives light in the dark

 

  1. Food

There might be stores along the way wherein you can buy food but being stranded in the wilderness is one huge problem. Keep some snacks like dried fruits, energy bars, biscuits and of course a couple (or more) bottle of water that saves your life when being stuck.

 

We are all keeping our fingers crossed and wish not to experience any unfavorable incidents but sometimes life isn’t fair and it would be nice if you’ve got everything just in case something did happen. Now, do you think your car need’s more attention before you travel? If so, call us at (718) 297- 9797 and we will render you prompt services anytime.

 

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