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CAR CARE

Car Care Tips from Tony’s Auto Body
At Tony’s Auto Body, we truly care about your vehicle. So whether you have had it repaired by us or you are just looking to take good care of your car, truck or SUV, here are some tips to get the most out of your automobile.

•  Maintain oil and filter changes. If the oil in your vehicle is dirty, your car may not get the best fuel economy. Using semi and full synthetic oils may be more costly but can increase the fuel economy of your vehicle.
 
•  Change your air and cabin filter. Again, a dirty filter can lower the fuel economy by up to 12 percent. A clean cabin filter can make your cooling system work more efficiently and reduce contaminants entering the inside of your vehicle.
 
•  Keep your fuel system clean. Deposits to the fuel system deposits can form in as little as 3,000 miles. Using a fuel system cleaner at every service and having your fuel system cleaned every 15,000 miles can improve fuel economy up to 10 percent.
 
•  Fill your tires with nitrogen. When you fill your tires with nitrogen, the tire pressure is more consistent, and it can boost fuel economy up to 3 percent.

•  Inflate your tires all the way. Inflate your tires up to the maximum recommended pressure, which can enhance your gas mileage by up to 6 percent.
 
•  Rotate your tires frequently. Twice a year, you should rotate your tires because it increases the tire life and enables technicians to inspect your vehicle. This ensures you get the most out of the money you pay on tires.
 
•  Regularly change your coolant.  The proper mix and pH level of your engine coolant can make your engine run cooler and more fuel efficiently.
 
•  Check your transmission fluid. Have your transmission fluid changed every 30,000 to 40,000 miles to ensure it is fresh and does not overheat.
 
•  Flush your power steering fluid. Once your steering fluid is oxidized, it can fail to lubricate the steering system, likely causing parts failure and lowering your fuel economy. Have your steering fluid flushed every 15,000 to 20,000 miles.

•  Keep up with your belts. Make sure your belts do not have cracks and have them replaced once a year.
 
•  Change wiper blades twice a year. For safety purposes, make sure you change your wiper blades twice a year.
 
•  Clean your vehicle regularly. Make sure to keep your car, truck or SUV in tip-top shape by cleaning the interior and exterior regularly.
  
When you need expert auto body repair, call Tony’s Auto Body at 732-892-2829. To email us, click here.

 
   
 
 
 
 
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