Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Don't get scammed at the Dealership!

Tips & Tricks Tuesday!!!



Don't fall for car dealerships promises of a holiday sale! We get the pricing at the beginning of the month and it does not change!


What does that mean?



It means that every other day of the month that the dealership isn't giving you their sale, you are paying markup prices for the same car!



If you come here, you get the "sale price" for the entire month!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tips & Tricks Tuesday!!!


We don't often think about our cars as something we need to password protect, however with technology heavy features in new cars, it's definitely something to think about.






The Problem:
Password-Protected Apps- Many automakers, including Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen, offer car-connected apps. These apps are pretty handy: They allow you to remotely lock and unlock your car, set the car’s thermostat, and remotely start the engine. And like other apps and accounts you use, they are vulnerable to hackers who may attempt to access your data.


The Fix: You’ve heard it before, but it’s true: Creating strong, unique passwords can make it harder for hackers to access your data. It's that simple!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tips and Tricks Tuesday!!!

Summer is upon us and with that brings heat, and everyone knows no place is hotter than the inside of a parked car.

One way to combat the greenhouse effect inside your car is to AUTO-START your car before you even get in it!

If you leave your air conditioning on before you turn the car off, when you auto-start your car via your key fob/phone app the air will kick on and your car will cool. By the time you get into your car, your car will be nice and cool!




*Nissan has been used as a example. Many car brands offer autostart!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tips and Tricks Tuesday!!! Summer Car Care Tips!

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As summer approaches you may not be thinking about car maintenance, but that would be a mistake. Automobile maintenance isn't only for the winter time!

Here are 10 summer car care tips for the hotter months:

1. Check your battery
Batteries older than three years should be checked. Although they are more likely to fail in cold weather (because of the greater demands placed on them), heat can be just as tough on a battery. Battery Fluid can evaporate causing damage and accelerate corrosion.
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2. Top up or change fluids
Low fluid levels decrease the ability of the vehicle to cool components and can lead to overheating, this is potentially disastrous for mechanical components. Check all fluid levels, including engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid. (Coolant makes your air conditioner work better and feel colder!)

3. Check engine belts and hoses for wear
Look for visible leaks and squeeze hoses to ensure they are firm and pliable. Pay close attention to the points where the hoses are connected and/or clamped as these are common failure points. Only carry our these inspections when the car and engine are cool and do not attempt to touch hoses or belts unless the engine is switched off. Failure to do so could result in burns or other serious injuries.

4. Keep your engine cool
Your engine relies on it’s cooling system to maintain a specific operating temperature. During summer, the cooling system has to work even harder to do its job and protect your engine from overheating. Over time, coolants can become contaminated and additives lose their effectiveness. For best results, flushing your cooling system and replacing the coolant with fresh fluid is recommended.
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5. Tires
Tires are especially susceptible to wear and tear that can lead to blowouts in the summer heat. Keep them maintained – meaning check the air level and ensure they are inflated properly. You should also rotate them regularly for best results.
You will also want to check your spare tire to make sure it is ready to go should such an emergency arise. After all, it’s not much good having a spare tire if it is in need of repair itself.

6. Lights
Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; clean dirt and insects from all lenses. (To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag).

7. Wipers
A dirty windshield is not only irritating it can cause eye fatigue and pose a safety hazard. Replace any worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
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8. Brakes
Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises or longer stopping distances. Minor brake problems should be corrected promptly.

9. Prepare for an emergency
Unfortunately even when you do everything right, sometimes things just go wrong. Do yourself a favour and save some boot space for the following items. They may just save your road trip from turning into an unexpected pit stop:
  • -Screwdrivers and wrenches of various sizes
  • -Jumper Leads
  • -Jack and Tire Iron
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  • -Quick Fix Tire Sealant (for temporarily sealing a flat tyre to get you home or to the nearest garage)
  • -Water (for you and the radiator)
  • -Emergency flares and reflectorsImage result for emergency flare and
  • -Blanket and towel
  • -Flaslight

10. Prepare for fun!

Not only is it good to have your car stocked with emergency items (listed above), it's summertime and that means plenty of outdoors activities!

  • -Beach blanket

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  • -Window car shades (for pets and passengers, protecting you from glare, heat and sunburn for road trips and daily use.
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    • -Water (especially on the exterior of a jeep for off-road excursions)
    • -Sun shade/visor for the front windshield (To keep your car cooler whilst parked)Related image
    • -Sunglasses
    • -Sunscreen 


    CONCLUSION: What a lot of people don’t realize is just how hot a vehicle can become during the summer, particularly when stuck in traffic on the freeway. Follow these basic summer car care tips to help ensure you’re not the person stranded on the side of the road this summer.



    Bibliography:
    Summer Car Care Tips. (2016, November 04). Retrieved June 3, 2019, from https://www.westsideauto.com.au/summer-car-care-tips/

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    April Showers Lease Deals!!!

    April Showers Lease Deals!!!


    All month long we are offering great deals on auto leases and finances - 

    Call Us Today! 516-CAR-GUY1







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    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Is it better to put more money down up front at the start of a lease?



    Although the idea of having a lower monthly payment is appealing to most buyers in a car lease, it is not always the best way to go.

    THINK ABOUT THIS:
    Putting less money down up front means you lose less or nothing at all if the car is totalled during the first few months of your lease. Although the monthly payment will be higher if you put less money down initially, you end up paying the same amount of money at the end of your lease (That's because a low money factor means negligible interest charges)!

    Don't let a higher monthly payment scare you, it may just be the wiser choice.

    Instead of making a down payment of $3,000 or $4,000, put that money into a separate bank account and make your higher lease payments out of that account.

    Call us today at 516-CAR-GUY1 for more information about this! Or come down to 3020 Merrick Rd on the 16th of April between 4pm and 7pm during our ribbon cutting event!