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What is the best way to junk your car?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Junk My Car, Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

If you are wondering what to do with your junk car, get rid of it, don’t hesitate and sell it. One thing you should understand is that selling a junk car is not like selling a normally operating vehicle or truck. A junk car is old and dysfunctional meaning it has fewer options as compared to a regular operating vehicle. Therefore a junk car cannot make the same amount as a proper working vehicle.

When selling our junk car, we must ensure that we get the best price possible from it. One thing you should have in mind is that even the shabbiest junk car has raw materials and therefore any junk car is not worth nothing.

The determinants of the price are:

Weight- The weight of the junk car scrap metals and steel determine the price of the car. It’s important to note that the price of each metal varies as some metals are more valuable.

The demand for parts– If the car parts can be quickly sold, then you will receive a higher price. And if the demand is low, then you’ll get a lower price.

But to get top dollar from the junk, you should consider the following steps:

  • Sell the parts individually. Selling off the parts separately makes the junkyards jo easier and allows to recoup more of the car’s value.
  • Drain the fluids to avoid being charged by the junkyard.
  • Rather than having it towed for you, drive it yourself.
  • Mention everything including the rust and corrosion and broken parts. Honesty plays a significant role in pricing the junk car.

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Junk cars & late model wrecks wanted. No title no problem.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in CASH FOR CARS, Cash for Cars Queens, junk car removal, Junk My Car, Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

If you have an unwanted or a wrecked car that is not in use and neither you nor anyone else is using it, and it happens that you can’t discover its title because you lost it, don’t panic. A car title is very relevant as it the only legal document that can prove you own a particular car. Losing your car’s title does not mean that you cannot sell your junk or wrecked car.

Many car junkers have the will to buy wrecked or junk cars without necessarily being provided with a title. You are only required to provide other documentation such as the state ID or driver’s license to prove that the car was your own and not a stolen one.

An additional advantage is that other dealers, who buy the late models, junk or wrecked have compliance specialists who ensure that the transactions are efficient and painless after notifying them that your registration or title is missing. They organize for duplication of titles from banks or state motor vehicle departments websites. They help in reducing the hectic processes of acquiring new titles for a junk car which has low value to you for that matter.

In a nutshell;

When you don’t have a registration title for a junk car,

i. Speak with the company, agent, dealer or the person who wants to buy and ask their buying process without a title.

ii. Follow the steps they outline and in case they cannot buy one without a title, then move on and contact the next company which includes licensing and registration in lieu of the title.

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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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9 Reasons to Consider Selling Your Car

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

Every car owner loves their car, in fact, some treated their vehicle like a baby. Nonetheless, some people find themselves out of love after two years, or others say ten to twenty years or until it is beyond repair. But don’t you know that once your automobile runs 40,000-45,000 km it begins to age? And that this stage might oblige you some mandatory expenses for rehabilitation? Yes, it could be, and an old car brings you into a situation wherein it would be prudent to let it go. Now, do you want to ditch your ride? Take a look at the following reasons that aid you to decide.


  1. When repair is more expensive than just buying a new one

Every vehicle is considered with 8 to 10 years life expectancy though there are some that extend beyond depending on its brand and maintenance. If your vehicle often required serious repairs especially the transmission, don’t hesitate to look for a car’s buyer.


  1. When it is hard to find spare parts of the vehicle

The discontinued car (or simply replaced with a newer model) often had limited production and it makes sense if the automakers no longer build or produced spare parts. That being said, selling the old one is practical or reasonable.


  1. When you always feel terrified with what will be the next car issues

An aged tired vehicle often complained and damage without prior noticed. And, for less savvy person, every part that breaks down could be stressful and reasonable enough to get a new one that runs perfectly


  1. When you don’t have enough space in your garage

Most often than not, a huge family normally have 1 to 3 vehicles that occupy space in your garage. If that old hulk has no reason to stay and parking space extension is expensive or impractical then this is the time to get rid and sell your outdated car.


  1. When it is stuck and buried in snow several times this winter

Fortunately, if you didn’t shovel your car from piles of snow definitely it will be damaged. There’s a chance that the door locks won’t work, the brakes get all rusty and many other parts won’t function which cost you a fortune for repair. If this is the case, sell it before it’s too late.


  1. When you cannot find a competent mechanic

To trust a reliable repairman is one trait but there are times when you are less fortunate and you’ve noticed that he often demands of more than you can afford. If it seemed you have inappropriate dealings or your mechanic is taking an advantage of you, it’s either you look for another one or trade your car.


  1. When it seemed the car isn’t that prettiest

Your vehicle seems to be your princess but with all the electronic type comes and your mechanical objects suffer and won’t work right. Maybe it’s time for your automobile to retire and let it go.


  1. When you need an extra cash

Maybe it is hard to let go your car even after weighing several factors. But, when you are in a situation of searching money for an essential purpose, selling your car is one great option.


  1. When you want to have a new car

Come to think of it, a new brand new car brings a lot of advantages like a better gas mileage, more amenities, and a safer one and requires low maintenance. Selling the old and buying a new one is a win-win situation.


Selling your car is not the most exciting events in your life but there are times that you are required to do so. If this situation occurs, search and choose well. And if you plan to sell your vehicle, you can contact New York Auto Salvage & Glass for unbeatable offers at (718) 297-9797 or Get A Free Quote!. We also sell used car parts and glasses that are still perfectly working.

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What Causes Your Car Engine to Overheat?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

There’s nothing scarier when suddenly you noticed that your car’s steam spews from under the hood and the warning light is turning red from your dashboard. Overheating is one serious problem that can be catastrophic and require immediate action, it can damage the engine and may lead to replacement.

Fortunately, an overheating car can become a rare occurrence if you are armed with the knowledge of what causes this issue, thus, below are a number of possible reason for your overheating car engine.

  1. A leak in your cooling system can cause an engine to overheat because the leak creates a shortage of water or coolant. Air usually enter through the leakage, it will form a large bubble or an airlock that can stop the circulation of the coolant and become super heat.
  2. Water pump issue is another factor. It is the most active component that is responsible for maintaining the coolant circulation. It has a bearing or impeller inside that may break over time until the engine overheats.
  3. Fan belt works with the fan that produced a cooling air through the radiator when this engine part will be snap or break and fall off the air will not be pushed through your cooling system and you will overheat.
  4. Radiator cap plays a major role, to keep it tight and not to allow the cooling system to escape and to provide the proper pressure and not raising the boiling point. Failure to do so (due to defective cap) will cause the engine to overheat
  5. A weak spot or leak that pops up in the radiator will lose all your coolant in a matter of seconds, any small radiator leak can cause your engine to overheat
  6. Transmission and engine oil is sort of blood that circulates and should run well in the system. Thus, if you find oil in the radiator you have a major problem.
  7. Blocked hoses could also be the culprit of an overheating engine, sometimes dirt or road sediment can block the flow of fluid through your hoses. If the system fails it causes engine damage.


What Should You Do When This Scenario Occurs?

  • Full over and turn the engine off, open the window and hoods and let it cool off on its own before doing anything
  • Never take off the radiator cap as it is under high pressure and will blow off and might burn you
  • When everything cools down to roughly room temperature, refill the antifreeze or coolant
  • Check hoses for leaks, blockages or bursts, give a thorough inspection of leak or something that caused the engine to overheat
  • Always bring a safety kit in your car like a tool kit, flashlight, blanket, flashlight and water in case of emergency.

Nothing is more frustrating when you found out that your engine is overheating as it will lead to a serious and various problem. If this is happening, call and expert’s or just dial (718) 297- 9797 as we can render the best advice and services to keep your vehicle cool.

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How Removing Junk Car’s Improves the Neighborhood.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

To own a car is our great responsibility and that includes storing and keeping it in our own parking lot or in a yard until its get older. However, old junks cars often have issues like repairs, sell or for trash. It is sort of unwelcome obstructions in the backyard which is a sore of the eye and dangerous for the community. If you can relate to this matter, the best advice for this situation is to get rid of your old, junk car for the benefit of everybody. Here’s how removing a junk car improves the entire neighborhood.


Environmental Friendly

There are countless damage cars that every owner doesn’t know its hazardous effect such as;

  • Fluids and chemicals spill and leak into the ground that causes contamination which leads serious medical condition
  • Car batteries contain nickel and cadmium which are extremely toxic and can cause damage to people and the environment
  • Dry spells can cause water supplies to dry up which eventually lead to hunger or low power production from hydroelectric power plants.
  • Leak engine oil, brake fluids, and coolant is dangerous when incorporates into the air we breathe
  • Surface rust or corrosion sharp parts have dangerous effect to the neighborhood


Support You and the Community Needs

Getting rid of your junk car in your property support you and your community needs in a sense of;

  • It beautifies your home and the view of the environment
  • Extensive selections of recycled auto parts help people find for its auto piece replacement
  • A great way to sell and earn money rather than watched it worn and continue to depreciate
  • Dismantle and reuse some spare parts like batteries, axles, transmissions, radiators and many others, to save money


Almost everyone will agree that removing junk cars is the best idea to help the community as it causes adverse impact to the environment. As a matter of fact, there are cities that release an ordinance (like in Indiana, North America) of removing junk cars that are long rested on the garage or yards especially those with open hoods, broken-out windows, and flat tires for security purpose and to keep the habitat safe.

Therefore, get in touch with car removal companies nearby as this is the best way to solve the issue with a little effort. Call us (718) 297- 9797 as we do the proper way of removing junk car in your property.

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Car Battery Maintenance Advice and Basic Tips

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Junk My Car Queens | 0 comments

We probably neglect the car batteries the most but isn’t it frustrating when you are about to leave and your vehicle refuses to start? Well, there could be a number of culprits, it might be the spark plugs, starter motor or alternator to blame. To avoid this scenario, read this car battery maintenance advice and basic tips.


Inspection and maintenance

Regular checking of your car battery can extend its lifespan, typically it will last 3 to 4 years and routine inspection at least once or twice in a couple of months will maximize battery’s life.


  • Keep the battery clean, dry and free of dirt and grime. Dirty batteries can cause discharge and damage
  • Check the terminals and make sure that there are no elements that can interrupt the power supply. Examine clamps, screws, and cables if there is breakage or lose its connection.
  • See to it that clamps, cables, and screws are tight and clean, apply an ample amount of grease to post for added protection
  • Check the battery case if there are signs of deformation as this indicates as overcharged or overheated
  • Inspect the fluid level, it should be over the tops of the battery plates. Fill it in using distilled or demineralised water if necessary.
  • Use a hydrometer or voltmeter to determine your battery’s condition, charge it if is below 75 to 50%


Car Battery Tips

A well-maintained battery will never let you experience being stuck in the middle of the road but this tips will help you more not to be stranded.


  • Be a wise consumer, do not buy an old battery and always check the sticker on the side of the product wherein the date code printed, get the newest one to be safe.
  • Keep it a 100% charge as much as possible especially when the weather changes (hot or cold) as it brings side effects of the battery
  • Frequent short trips will leave the battery below the ideal specification which eventually shortens its life. Thus a longer run is recommended  to fill in as much as depleted charge as possible which will make the battery last longer
  • Faulty system and component will secretly drain the battery hence, try to disconnect the connector from the negative terminal of the battery when not used or not be driven in a couple of weeks.


Battery Warning Light on the dashboard is clear indicator that it needs attention. If you don’t know what to do next, call us (718) 297- 9797 and let our experts guide you.



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