Bayville Auto Care

912 Route 9
Bayville, NJ 08721

732.269.9893

Gas Savings In Bayville: Sharpen Your Pencil

Posted on August 20,15 by truck2

High gas prices in Bayville increase the cost of living for New Jersey auto owners. You’ve probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Bayville vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.

According to New Jersey news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn’t been done. Some of these items pose serious safety risks. Others are just more likely to make it more expensive to drive.

Gas Savings In Bayville: Sharpen Your PencilIn this area, we can take a lesson from professional Bayville vehicle owners. I’m talking about fleet owners and operators. You know, Bayville folks like the trucking companies and delivery services. Because their livelihood depends on it, they have gotten scheduled maintenance down to a science. And the last thing they skimp on is regular maintenance.

Why is that? Well, for one thing they know that routine maintenance prevents expensive repairs and costly breakdowns. They also know that a well-maintained vehicle uses less fuel. For them, even a small decrease in MPG may put their Bayville business in the red.

So what does this mean to Bayville drivers? Well, there’s a ninety percent chance that you’re missing some service that would improve your fuel efficiency. Here’s a quick reminder list:

Fuel system cleaning, transmission service, differential service, engine air filter, wheel alignment, oil change, tune up.
Ring any bells? Can most Bayville motorists honestly say that there isn’t at least one thing on the list that hasn’t been done?

Let’s suppose you chose to spend one hundred and fifty dollars and get caught up on some of these services at Bayville Auto Care. Figure that they combine to improve your fuel efficiency by fifteen percent. What would that mean to your pocketbook?

Well, the average personal vehicle in Bayville is driven about twelve thousand miles a year. If you get twenty miles per gallon in your sedan, over the course of one year you would pay for the hundred and fifty dollars worth of service and save an additional hundred and sixty five dollars if gas is at three dollars and fifty cents. If gas is four fifty, you would save two hundred and fifty-five dollars. And you’d rack up savings of three hundred and forty five dollars with gas at five and a half bucks.

GAS PRICE
$3.50
$4.50
$5.50
20 MPG
$165
$255
$345

From this you can see that the more fuel costs, the more it pays to keep up on scheduled maintenance. Some of us drive trucks in Bayville for work or recreation – or want a large SUV for family needs. A fifteen percent improvement in fuel economy can generate huge savings – six hundred and sixty dollars a year if gas is four fifty a gallon in Bayville. Take a look at this table to see where your savings could lie.

GAS PRICE $3.50 $4.50 $5.50
10 MPG $480 $660 $840
20 MPG $165 $255 $345
30 MPG $60 $120 $180

 

So catch up on those services you’ve been neglecting at Bayville Auto Care. Get a couple done now and a couple next time. Chances are you’ll save a lot of income at Bayville gas pumps this year – and a lot more on repairs in years to come.

 

 

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In Bayville

Posted on June 10,15 by truck2

About 90% of our driving decisions in Bayville are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely critical.

Most Bayville motorists have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our sedan windshield is just dirty. In fact, it’s estimated that 46,000,000 drivers across the nation are driving with wipers that can’t adequately clear their windshield in a storm.

It seems like our wiper blades are always at their worst when we Bayville car owners need them the most. If that sounds like you, you’ve got plenty of company in the Bayville area. 78% of auto owners only change their wiper blades after the blades function so poorly that they become a safety hazard.

Bayville car owners need to change their thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace when they fail, we need to consider wiper blades as a vital sedan safety component. Then we’ll stay ahead of the storm.

Bayville motorists really ought to replace wiper blades twice a year; in the spring and the fall. If you live in the colder parts of New Jersey, you may even want to get special winter blades in the fall.

Winter blades are made to resist freezing. Speaking of winter and freezing Bayville conditions, if your sedan has been sitting for a long time and the windshield becomes frozen, don’t use your wipers to clear off snow and ice. That can shred your blades and may even damage the wiper motor.

Your wiper blades live outside in the freezing cold and blistering Bayville sun. Over time, they become hard and brittle, and then tear. They also lose their flexibility and just don’t clear the sedan windshield effectively. Worn wiper blades aren’t just a safety hazard for Bayville drivers; they can also scratch their windshield. That may require replacing the entire sedan windshield – that’s an expensive consequence for neglecting such a small part.

AutoNetTV and Bayville Auto Care recommend Bayville car owners replace worn blades right away. Your Bayville service center can provide you with a quality replacement blade. At Bayville Auto Care, they cost about the same as they would at the store – but installation is included.

Of course you also need washer fluid to help your blades do their essential work. Even though Bayville Auto Care will top off the washer fluid with a full service oil change, it is a good idea to have some extra fluid at home. Bring it with you if you’re heading out on a road trip.

Always use windshield washer fluid. Plain water, even that fancy French bottled water, just doesn’t cut it. It can freeze in the fluid reservoir or on the windshield itself, making things worse. Besides, water won’t clean your windows as well.

So follow these tips to keep your windshield clear and your eye on the road.

Find us at:

Bayville Auto Care
912 Route 9
Bayville, New Jersey 08721
732.269.9893

Bayville Auto Care On Your Serpentine Belt

Posted on June 03,15 by truck2

Today we’re going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Bayville, New Jersey customers. Let’s start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That’s the important device that makes electricity to power the sedan and recharge the battery. Then there’s the air conditioning compressor that makes cool air for you while you’re driving around New Jersey in the summer.

The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpentine belt in most Bayville drivers’ vehicles. Those pumps provide important pressure that assists your steering and braking.

In many sedans, the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt. The water pump is what circulates the coolant that protects your engine. In some cars around Bayville, New Jersey, the water pump is driven by the timing belt.

The radiator cooling fans on some sedans are also driven by the serpentine belt. Some have separate electric motors. That’s really a lot of important work for one belt.

But modern engine design has a single belt that snakes around the front of the engine and drives most if not all of these accessories. Serpentine belts do a lot of critical work, but they’re tough and can last Bayville motorists for thousands of miles.

Just how long will they last? That’ll vary for each individual car in the Bayville, New Jersey area. Your car maker will have a recommendation for when it should be changed, but it could need it sooner. The good news is that a visual inspection at Bayville Auto Care can detect a belt that’s getting close to failing.

Your personal Bayville Auto Care technician can look at the belt: if it has more than three or four cracks per inch, it needs to be replaced. A deep crack that’s more than half the depth of the belt – replace. Frayed, missing pieces, a shiny glazed look? Toss it.

What’s involved in replacing the belt at Bayville Auto Care? First the old belt is removed. Then a new one is fitted around all the pulleys for the accessories and the drive. There’s a special pulley called a tensioner.

This pulley is mounted to the engine block with a spring loaded arm. Its essential job is to apply the correct amount of tension to the belt to keep it from getting loose and maybe slipping off. Because the spring in the tensioner pulley wears out, AutoNetTV and the automotive professionals at Bayville Auto Care recommend Bayville drivers replace them at the same time as the belt. It just makes sense.

What are the warning signs that there’s a problem with the serpentine belt? You may hear a squealing sound from under the hood when accelerating around our Bayville streets. A loose belt might give you a slow, slapping sound.

What do you do if your belt breaks? If you’ve actually had that happen on a busy Bayville expressway, it can be a little scary. The first thing Bayville auto owners usually notice is that they have no power steering or power brakes. Don’t panic – you can still steer and brake, but you’ll have to do the work. It’ll be harder to steer and you’ll need more time and effort to stop, so plan accordingly.

Your dashboard will light up will all kinds of warnings. You’ll see a warning about your cooling system if you have a water pump that’s driven by the serpentine belt. This is essential because without your cooling system working, your engine will overheat. If you don’t stop you’ll have massive engine damage, maybe to the point that you need a new engine. Open your windows and turn the heater on full blast to provide a little engine cooling. Pull over as quickly as you safely can!

The battery light will come on because the alternator isn’t working. If your car’s water pump isn’t driven by the serpentine belt, you’re not in danger of overheating so you can drive a little further if necessary. But the battery will run down to the point where the car will just shut off. You don’t want that to happen while you’re driving in our local Bayville, New Jersey traffic.

Remember, Bayville auto owners can avoid this stressful scenario if they replace their sedan serpentine belt on schedule. Ask your personal Bayville Auto Care service advisor to check your belts and hoses from time to time so you can take care of them if they need to be replaced prematurely.

Bayville Auto Care
912 Route 9
Bayville, New Jersey 08721
732.269.9893

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

Posted on June 03,15 by truck2

No matter how well they’re made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the auto maker to issue recall notices to Bayville residents and to fix the affected cars free of charge. The car maker then tries to contact all Bayville auto owners who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their Bayville service center.

To find out if your car has any recall issues, give us a call:
Bayville Auto Care
912 Route 9 Bayville, New Jersey 08721
732.269.9893

These recalls always affect safety, so Bayville auto owners would be wise to take them seriously. It’s really easy to find out if a vehicle is being recalled. For links to government sites, look in the AutoNetTV website.

Other website include: carfax.com; autobytel.com; and dmv.org. All of these sites have free recall searches.

Recalls are pretty serious for Bayville car owners and don’t happen all that often. But sometimes cars have less serious problems that Bayville auto owners still might want to know about. For these less serious cases, car makers issue what is known as a Technical Service Bulletin – or TSB. These bulletins tell Bayville service centers (including Bayville Auto Care)  how to repair a problem that occurs frequently or is especially difficult.

Your Bayville service professional receives updated information through subscription plans, which are sometimes available in consumer versions too. Bayville motorists can buy access to these for an annual fee.

Whatever your source, pay attention to Bayville vehicle recalls to keep you and your passengers safe.

10 Services Bayville car owners Often Overlook

Posted on March 06,15 by truck2

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Bayville. Some days it’s all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That’s why you’ve gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps – we have to keep track of it all.

So let’s talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the important scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten.

Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by Bayville drivers. They’re all very important and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order.

1. Power Steering Service
Be honest; have you ever thought of this on your own? Your power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your critical power steering parts are protected from dangerous corrosion. Next time you’re in for an oil change, ask your Bayville service advisor if it’s time for a power steering check-up.

2. Wheel Alignment
When your wheels are out of alignment your sedan pulls to one side. It’s pretty annoying, but it’s also dangerous. And it causes your tires to wear out really fast; which is an unneccessary expense! Most vehicle manufacturers owners manuals suggest you get your alignment checked once or twice a year.

3. Differential Service
Did you even know you had a differential? Well, you do – one, two or three in fact. Differentials are often called gear boxes and they’re part of the drive-train that transfers power from your sedan engine to your wheels. They don’t need service that often, but you can’t completely forget them. Check with your personal Bayville Auto Care technician.

4. Cabin Air Filter
More and more Bayville cars these days have cabin air filters (a great feature, in my opinion) to clean the air in the passenger area where we sit. They filter out dust and pollen. When they’re clogged up, they can get smelly. Change your cabin air filter on schedule to enjoy fresh, clean air, which can also help with allergies.

5. Timing Belt Replacement
Most cars and some vans and trucks driven around the Bayville area have timing belts. Without going into a lot of detail, let’s just say that your car won’t run without it – period. And if it breaks while you’re driving it can do thousands of dollars worth of expensive engine damage. Check your owners’ manual or with your Bayville service advisor. If you’re approaching 60,000 miles; definitely look into it right away.

6. Transmission Service
Transmission serviceis very basic, but it’s often forgotten by Bayville car owners. Your sedan transmission needs clean fluid from time to time to keep operating efficiently and avoid pricey repairs. And it can also improve your gas mileage.

7. Air Conditioning Service
Most of us Bayville car owners don’t think about our air conditioning until it fails on a hot day in Bayville. If you’re lucky, you just need to add refrigerant. If you’re not, some of the components may have been ruined. Of course, these components are not cheap. Regular air conditioning service at Bayville Auto Care in Bayville adds clean refrigerant which cools and lubricates your air conditioner and conditions the seals.

8. Brake Service
No we’re not talking about squealing, grinding brakes here. We’re talking brake fluid. Over time the fluid gets a lot of water in it. Because water compresses differently than the brake fluid, your brakes won’t work as well. It may even get dangerous. The water can also rust out brake system components and then your brakes can fail altogether. Check with your Bayville Auto Care technician for recommendations.

9. Coolant System
Another thing that’s so easy for Bayville motorists to forget about: When you don’t change your antifreeze on schedule it becomes corrosive. Fresh coolant contains additives that maintain the pH balance in the coolant. These additives wear out and the fluid in the radiator can actually eat holes in the radiator or hoses. Then you’re stranded – bummer.

10. Fuel System Cleaning
In these times of high fuel prices, fuel system cleaning is essential. Fuel gums up a bunch of parts as it moves from the gas tank and through the engine. A thorough fuel system cleaning at Bayville Auto Care in Bayville will keep clean gas flowing into the engine. Your fuel injectors also get gunked up over time and need to be cleaned. Having your fuel system cleaned on schedule at Bayville Auto Care will really help your fuel economy.

There you have it; 10 services that are often overlooked. Did you know that a recent survey showed that 90 percent of vehicles on the road have at least one scheduled maintenance service that hasn’t been performed? Considering our busy lives, we’re not surprised.

Bayville auto owners know it takes some thought and effort to actually maintain a vehicle; but it not only saves bucks in the long run – it saves time too. And we can all use a little more time.

Bayville Auto Care can help with any of these services. Give us a call at 732.269.9893.

Your Vehicle is NOT Maintenance Free, Bayville Car Owners

Posted on February 19,15 by truck2

A generation ago, Bayville auto owners seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle’s preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Having your sedan in to your Bayville shop every year or two for repairs seemed to be a good reminder to keep the oil changed.

For example, almost everyone in Bayville used to take their vehicles in for regular tune-ups. Vehicles had mechanical ignition systems, which meant ignition points, spark plugs and coils had to be replaced and the timing adjusted every few years. As long as the sedan was in for a tune-up at Bayville Auto Care, the vehicle was inspected and you took care of any needed repairs at the same time.

Today’s engines have electronic ignition systems and engine control computers. Spark plugs can last for up to 100,000 miles. Vehicle reliability has vastly improved in the last few decades, and surveys report fewer problems with new vehicles than ever before. That also means that our sedans don’t experience a huge performance drop when they’re ready for some car care. But it doesn’t mean that they don’t need it.

Modern Bayville motorists need to rely on calendars and mileage intervals to know when to schedule maintenance. Owner’s manuals contain recommendations on when different types of maintenance should be performed. Also, your Bayville service center can provide advice about auto maintenance schedules. At Bayville Auto Care in Bayville, we know that benefits of staying on top of preventive maintenance are substantial. First, you’ll get better engine performance and MPG. Those two things alone return the cost of preventive maintenance: in fuel savings and safety. Also, routine maintenance has been proven to prevent major car repairs later on. Again, the cost savings can be significant. As the old saying goes, “Spend a penny, save a dime.”

Modern sedan engines may be more durable and reliable than their predecessors, but they’re more sophisticated and complex as well. For this reason, preventive maintenance today is even more critical than the old tune-up. Modern engine systems have a lot of vital parts that have to stay lubricated. These parts can be made of aluminum, plastic or steel. Special additives in lubricants are required to keep each of these materials from breaking down or corroding. Over time, these additives are depleted, even if the sedan isn’t driven. This makes fluid changes a critical part of scheduled maintenance if you want to keep your car on the road.

As an example, coolant fluid in your engine is a sophisticated mix that not only keeps your sedan engine cool but also protects and maintains its components. However, this fluid gradually gets contaminated and anti-corrosion additives are depleted. It can become corrosive and actually damage the sedan engine parts it was designed to protect. It can actually eat holes in your radiator and other engine parts. Changing the coolant could have prevented this expensive damage, and it’s a whole lot easier and cheaper than replacing a radiator.

Timely oil changes are more critical for Bayville car owners than they used to be. Skipping just one oil change can start the build-up of oil sludge in your engine. Sludge can clog small engine passages, which cuts off the supply of lubricant to essential engine parts. Just this small bit of sludge can reduce the life expectancy of your engine. If the build-up continues, it could lead to engine failure within two or three years.

One word of warning to anyone in Bayville who purchases used automobiles: take care when buying a leased vehicle. Bayville folks who lease vehicles only intend to drive them for two or three years, generally the years when the vehicle is least likely to experience any problems. One of the reasons people lease vehicles is that they don’t want to be bothered with maintenance or car care. Before buying a pre-leased vehicle, be sure to inspect it for signs of damage that result from lack of proper care.

Bayville motorists can all be grateful for the improved reliability of our modern vehicles. With proper maintenance and care, we can expect them to last longer, perform better, get better fuel economy, and require fewer repairs than ever before. We just have to be more conscientious about scheduling time for their care.

The Easy Way To Save Cash In Bayville

Posted on January 28,15 by truck2

The hottest New Jersey news story may be different everyday, but there’s one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Bayville. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things  Bayville motorists can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the Bayville environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here’s a review of things you can do for your car that’ll save gas no matter how you drive.

The first one for Bayville motorists is keeping tires properly inflated. That can save two miles per gallon. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand – your car just has to work harder. Most Bayville service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask your Bayville Auto Careservice specialist. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you fill up. Many Bayville gas stations have an air hose you can use for free.

Another important item is to keep your air filter clean. An air filter all clogged up with dirt and bugs doesn’t let enough clean air through to efficiently burn fuel. Using a dirty air filter will cost you almost two miles per gallon in reduced fuel economy. And worn spark plugs can cost another two. A spark plug can fire as many as 3,000,000 times for every thousand miles driven. Check the sedan owner’s manual for replacement recommendations.

The biggest item is the oxygen sensor. This device provides the engine management computer with important information it needs to fine-tune the fuel/air mix. When that’s messed up it can cost Bayville auto owners up to three miles per gallon. And of course, there’s harmful dirty or substandard oil. Dirty oil causes extra drag. The wrong grade may be too thick. That’s another .4 miles per gallon right there.

One item Bayville residents seldom think about is their gas cap. A worn, loose or missing gas cap can cost another two miles per gallon. Adding up all of these worn, missing or sub-par items leads to a total of almost 11.4 miles per gallon in reduced fuel efficiency! And with current gas prices in the Bayville area, the cost really adds up. Taking care of these simple maintenance items will save Bayville drivers income at the pump. 

Now most Bayville car owners aren’t missing on all of these items, but think about which ones might affect you right now! And don’t forget tune-ups, dragging brakes, low transmission fluid, fuel system cleaning, wheels out of alignment, PCV valve, fuel filter and other vital services spelled out in your owners’ manual.

Bayville Auto Care knows all this stuff and can tell you when you’re scheduled to take care of each item. Create a system of your own to track your service schedules, or just use the computer system at Bayville Auto Care – which may also be updated with recall notices and critical maintenance schedule items from your automobile manufacturer.

Budget For Maintenance in Bayville

Posted on January 16,15 by truck2

Sometimes busy Bayville residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Bayville in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time Bayville auto owners spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today’s vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.

Some of those improvements, however, have led to higher repair costs. For example, older cars often broke down from vapor lock. Gas vaporized while traveling from the gas tank to the fuel pump. No gas, no power. The car quits going. The solution was simple — you just sat by the road until the car would start up again. Today’s Bayville auto owners would hardly tolerate that kind of inconvenience; and it’s likely that yesterday’s Bayville motorists didn’t care much for it, either. So on today’s vehicles, the fuel pump is actually located inside the gas tank. Problem solved. No more vapor lock. The downside is that now it costs a lot more to repair or replace a fuel pump at Bayville area auto service centers.

Bayville car owners should certainly should be grateful for the improvements in auto design that keep us off the side of the road, but it comes at a price. Car care in Bayville is simply more pricey than it used to be. So if you think about it, New Jersey auto owners can avoid many costly sedan repairs by preventive maintenance. If we plan for maintenance, we can avoid a lot of costly repairs.

Edmunds.com has a great calculator to help you estimate car repair costs. Bayville car owners can enter the year, make and model for your vehicle, and the calculator will give you an estimate of what it will cost to service and repair your vehicle for the next five years. It also estimates the costs for depreciation, financing, insurance, taxes and fuel.

These estimates can be used to set up a reasonable budget to manage your car repair and maintenance expenses. Of course, they are just estimates. All Ocean Gate drivers know that life hands out a lot of surprises — some good, some bad, so there’s no way to know exactly what your sedan will need. But a good estimate helps you make a good budget, and a good budget is always helpful when it comes to car repairs.

Let’s look at one example. For a 2003 Toyota Camry, here is Edmunds’ estimate for the cost of repairs and maintenance for the next three years (as of the time of this writing):

Yr. 1 Yr. 2  
Yr. 3 
3-Yr. Total  
Maintenance 748    
225      
794     
1767  
Repairs 352      
409 476 1237  
                           Total 1,100 634 1,270 3,004  
Monthly Average 92 53 106 83  

According to this estimate, the owner needs to set aside about $83 a month to defray the costs of car care. That sounds like a lot until you compare it to the payment on a new automobile. And even if car repairs are more expensive than expected, that $83 is going to make the bills a lot less painful.

Just a bit of auto advice from Bayville Auto Care: If you like new cars and can afford them, then buy them. But if you are buying a new car every few years because you’re afraid of the higher repair costs for older vehicles, then you ought to take a second look at the numbers. You can save a lot of money on car payments and New Jersey auto insurance with an older Bayville vehicle, and preventive auto maintenance can help you avoid most car repair bills. And if you budget for essential preventive maintenance in New Jersey, it can become as routine as a car payment — only a whole lot less costly!

Which Item is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Bayville?

Posted on September 19,14 by truck2

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Bayville?

Is it:

  1. Stereo
  2. Wheels
  3. Air Bag
  4. DVD System

Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Bayville – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in Bayville.

Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger to the consumer of having a stolen airbag installed is that you can never be sure what may have previously affected them and if they will work right when you need them.

Contact Bayville Auto Care for more information about where to get your airbags checked or replaced.
Find us at 912 Route 9, Bayville, New Jersey 08721
You can reach us by phone at: 732.269.9893

There are reports that 1 in 25 airbag replacements are stolen or salvaged airbags – or no airbag is installed at all.

That is definitely one car part you don’t want to take a chance with, so Bayville Auto Care recommends following these guidelines:

  • Use a reputable collision repair center that employs ASE certified mechanics (we can offer recommendations at Bayville Auto Care).
  • Inspect the invoice to ensure that the repair shop purchased the airbag from a manufacturer, dealer, or recycler. If you can inspect the airbag prior to installation, it should be packaged in a sealed container from the manufacturer.
  • You will see the SRS light (Supplemental Restraint System) when you first start your vehicle up. This tells you that the airbag system is activated. If you do not see the SRS light, there is likely a problem with the airbag system.

For more information, contact Bob at Bayville Auto Care by calling 732.269.9893.

Bayville Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Posted on July 31,14 by truck2

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Bayville auto owners, sedan vehicle manufacturers publish two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Bayville car owners follow?
Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Are most of your trips less than four miles around Bayville?
Are most of your trips less than 10 miles in below-zero New Jersey temps?
Are most of your trips off-highway in New Jersey?
Do you drive often in dusty Bayville areas?
Do you regularly tow a trailer or carry heavy loads around Bayville?
Do you drive in very hot or very cold New Jersey weather?

Think about your typical week. Do you live by your nearest Bayville expressway on-ramp and enjoy a non-stop commute to Bayville or Ocean Gate? Or, do you drive the neighborhood car pool in stop-and-go traffic on Bayville surface streets?

Let’s suppose your owner’s manual says the severe service oil change recommendation is 3,000 miles and the standard recommendation is 5,000 miles. You know that you need to change the oil somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. Analyze your driving patterns and Bayville weather and road conditions to determine which end of the spectrum you’re closer to.

Why should Bayville drivers care about this? Normal condensation causes moisture accumulation in the engine oil. Short trips around Bayville or winter driving means that the engine doesn’t heat up enough for the moisture to evaporate. The water in the oil turns to harmful oil sludge that clogs up your engine and doesn’t let the oil protect it adequately. That’s why New Jersey drivers need to change their oil more often – to clean the sludge out before it causes problems.

Carrying heavy loads (with or without a trailer) in sunny New Jersey summer weather causes your engine and transmission to run at higher temperatures and with more stress. The fluids will break down more quickly. Additives that clean and prevent detrimental corrosion will be depleted sooner. Air pollution and dust cause fluids to get dirty faster. Ditto for filters. All of these things can lead to premature wear and eventual repairs, not to mention your fuel efficiency. If you want some expert advice, talk with your personal Bayville Auto Care advisor. We can help you restore your sedan to good working order and help you know the best schedule to follow.

To learn more, watch our informative AutoNetTV auto video tips at the top of this post.

Bayville Auto Care
732.269.9893
912 Route 9
Bayville, New Jersey 08721

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