(718) 317-7200
25 Engert Street, Staten Island, NY 10309

Car Care Tips

Here, at  West Shore Tires & Auto Center, we want our customers to be in the know. We want you to understand why and how your tires wear, how to get the best gas mileage, and overall how to get the most out of your tires. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage, reduce tire tread, and understand when and why your car needs to be serviced.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 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 again 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 to 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.
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About West Shore Tires & Auto Center

West Shore Tires and Auto Center is a pillar in the Staten Island, NY community. West Shore Tires is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Staten Island, New York area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. West Shore Tires and Auto Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at West Shore Tires. Special wheels compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse West Shore Tires website or call our tire and auto repair store for personalized service.

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Staten Island, NY – Looking for tires in Staten Island, NY? Then West Shore Tires has the right tires for your car. Our Staten Island, New York location offers many Staten Island, NY tires that are affordable and other Staten Island, NY tire services for your car. They offer auto repair Staten Island, NY services to the Staten Island, New York community including brakes, tune ups, and any other Staten Island, NY auto repair services your car might need. Give our Staten Island, NY location a call at (718) 317-7200 today to schedule an appointment.

West Shore Tires & Auto Center is located at 25 Engert Street - Staten Island, New York 10309. We provide tire services and car repairs for customers living in or near the following Staten Island NY. Tire Brands: MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, and Uniroyal®. Auto Repairs: Tires, Wheels, Axle / CV Joint / Driveshaft Repair, Belts and Hoses, Brakes, Cooling System / Radiator, Differential Repair, Electric: Electrical and Electronic Systems, Electrical: Starting / Charging / Batteries, Engine: Diagnostics and Performance, Exhaust Systems, Heating & Air Conditioning, Lube and Oil Change, Nitrogen Inflation, Preventive Maintenance, State Inspection, Steering and Suspension, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Transmission and Wheels Alignment.