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Car Care Tips

At 4 Corner Tire Shop, we want you to get the best value out of your vehicle. Understanding how to properly care for your car or truck is important for vehicle life and performance. Curious about how to extend brake life; get the best gas mileage; and get the most out of your tires.? Follow these helpful tips that can improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular oil, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil.
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn too low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.

Need an automotive service shop near you? Visit our Fort Lauderdale, Florida auto repair shop for brake repair, tire maintenance, and more. Call (954) 772-4921 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

We're proud to serve Fort Lauderdale, FL and Pompano Beach, FL . Contact us today if you have any questions.

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When drivers in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Pompano Beach, FL, Coral Springs, FL, or surrounding areas want the best in tires, they call 4 Corner Tire Shop. From passenger and racing tires to commercial and industrial tires to Volkswagen Vanagon tires, we stock many sizes and styles from the industry’s best brands. 4 Corner Tire Shop excels in the tire sale and service arena. We are foreign car specialists, offering high-quality auto repairs on foreign vehicles like Lexus, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. To learn more about the particular services we offer or to schedule an appointment, contact us for more information today.

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Phone: (954) 772-4921
Fax: (954) 772-4920
Address: 5101 Powerline Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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