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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Maintenance and Repair Checklist

Maintenance Services   It’s no surprise that keeping up with routine maintenance will improve the longevity of your car. Although most people are familiar with an oil change every few thousand miles, they ignore many other important repairs. Even durable cars such as the Toyota Camry will require a certain level of preventive maintenance to keep running year after year. If you tend to fix problems only as they arise, the integrity of your vehicle may already be compromised. Harsh terrain and weather associated with driving in New York City may require a more frequent maintenance schedule. Below is a quick checklist for drivers to address during routine checkups: Warning lights   Warning lights may pop up at any time and are generally the first sign of an issue with your car. It’s important to get these checked out immediately to prevent any long term damage.   Check 3 months or 3,000 miles   Automatic transmission fluid Battery and cables B ... read more

Subaru Head Gasket Replacement

QUEENS, NEW YORK, HEAD GASKET REPLACEMENT Is your Subaru leaking oil? Does your Subaru overheat on long drives? If you answered ‘yes’, you may need a head gasket replacement. But not to worry, Essential Auto Care is here to help! Early detection of a bad head gasket is key to keeping cost down and the health of your Subaru up. When spotted at the earliest signs of failure, the potential for additional damage or catastrophic failure can be kept to a minimum. What should you keep a look out for? The easiest thing to inspect for signs of a head gasket failure is the head gasket itself. Located near the top of the engine block, oil seepage or sweating of the head gasket could be the key indicator of impending failure. Also, if you notice higher than normal temperature readings or occasional overheating during longer drives, these may also be signs of head gasket failure. So, what do you do if you notice these? Our ASE Certified technicians are specially trained on Subarus t ... read more


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