Motor Oil the very basics :-)

We created a short video to cover the basics. Let us know what you think in the comments or if there are other topics you would be interested in learning about from the very basic to more in-depth car care issues.

If you want to learn more about Motor Oil Basics, check out our article in Kirk’s Car Care magazine . If you like the video, don’t forget to like our post and share it with your friends. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read our blog.

 

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Distracted Driving

It’s not just text messaging, although that is a current problem. Any distracted driving presents danger. Here are a few quick facts –

DISTRACTED DRIVING FACTS

3,477 people KILLED in 2015 by distracted driving accidents.

391,000 people injured by distracted driving in 2015.

660,000 estimated number of drivers using electronic devices while driving during the day.

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Distracted driving has ruined many people’s lives. Don’t let it ruin yours or a complete stranger’s life for that matter.

Public service announcement materials provided by distraction.gov

New Cars: What you need to know.

Getting a new car is exciting, it’s a big investment. Our cars play an integral part in most people’s daily lives. Every car needs to be maintained and cared for regularly for performance and reliability, however, some cars experience mechanical or technical failures more times than others, so researching before you buy can help you find the right car for your needs. Check out this infographic by JD Power & Associates that shows the top-ranked cars by segment, their most common problems reported following the first 90 days of ownership and more.

A little bit about your car’s battery on National Battery Day

Your car’s battery is crucial to starting your engine. It stores power produced by the alternator and runs the secondary electric systems such as your lights, radio, power seats, power windows, and extra electrical parts in your automobile. Even though it is rechargeable, various factors such as weather conditions that are out of your control can shorten the life of your battery.  It’s estimated that a car’s battery will last for approximately 5 years on most cars and longer in the new hybrids and electric cars batteries with estimates of up to 8 years.

Regular maintenance will help prolong its life and don’t forget to shut down front lights, cabin lights, and your radio when the car is not being used.

How your car battery works:

We reviewed a lot of explainer videos and found the best ones here:

Check out this informative infographic for more tips too!

 

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Infographic licensed under Creative Commons

 

We hope you found this short article helpful and happy Battery Day to you 🙂

p.s. Don’t forget to check out our website for our special offer coupons that include a Free Battery Check coupon and $10 off in-stock batteries coupon too.

p.s.s. Contact Kirk’s Auto Center in New York and New Jersey today to schedule your next car battery replacement or other repair and maintenance service. Kirk’s is a family owned business that is thrilled to be your number one auto repair store and provider of tires in New York and New Jersey and surrounding areas since 1973.