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Welcome to Quick Yonkers Emergency towing services in and around the Yonkers Westchester county area of New York city. We provide 24 hour Emergency quick towing for all makes and model automobiles. Our experience and towing expertise is unmatched in the Yonkers area and we are committed to providing the best towing service at affordable prices. We specialize in roadside assistance, towing services, and also provide mobile mechanic services. Our prices are very comparable to $99 We Tow it. Give us a call and try out our local towing service in Yonkers NY.
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Can you tow my car off of the highway?
Currently we cannot provide assistance if your car gets stuck on the highway. Only certain companies who bid out for those contracts are allowed to go onto the highways. You can have them tow you off the highway where we can then come and assist.
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Book Review of ‘The Work People Do -Auto Mechanics’ by Betsy Imershein
I liked this book talking about the everyday lives of Auto Mechanics. It is a short read and touch on what it is like to be a auto mechanic in a shop. Great short read.
Tony John Mike and Kenny are auto mechanics. Kathy Tony Jaa light in Kenny auto mechanics also called auto technicians. Auto mechanics love cars and love working on cars. Cars take us almost everywhere we want to go. We couldn't do without them. They are machines with many parts that need regular care and attention. Sometimes even with that cars break down or stop working as well. So auto technicians, the people who keep our cars running have very important jobs. Auto mechanics work in different places. Kathy Tony and John work in a neighborhood garage. Garages usually have customers who live nearby. Dealerships are where new cars are sold and where people often brings a car's back for servicing. Summit work at the Rogers that also have gas station so when they not busy working on cars they might poke or tow a car that is in trouble. Cars can’t talk to us so technicians have to use their knowledge and skill to diagnose or figure out what problem is . Once the mechanics know how to figure out the problem they have to know how to fix it. She hook the car up to a special machine call and emission analyzer to let it tell her exactly what the problem was then machine printing out the information. It's not possible for technicians to know exact details for every car. When she check the special book to compare its information from the machine she found that none of the gas readings were off. She found that one of the gauges was off. From this she knew that the carburetor which mixes gas needed adjustment. After Kathy adjusted the carburetor she rechecked the car to make sure the new readings were correct. Then the customer was called to come pick up the car. Going to all the
parts of a car isn't easy. Technician say that a car is never at the right height. They always wish it were a little higher or a little lower. Kenny raised the car
on a lift to make this work easier. Sometimes the part they need to work on is not easy to reach. Mike had to climb into the the trunk of this car to unscrew the gas tank which needed replacement. Since technicians and up in tight and awkward places they must often work by touch alone. This is a difficult skill to learn and takes a lot of practice. Tools are also another important part of an auto technicians work. Large machines, computers, and some specialized tools are own by the garage or dealership. The technicians have to buy their own tools which cost thousands of dollars. Then they must keep them in good working order. And they need lots of tools. Technicians are constantly stopping their work because they need a different one. It seems as each screw and part needs its own tool. Larry the tool man visits garage weekly to find out what new tools are needed and what needs to be repaired. Many can be fixed some must be replaced.
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Car Maintenance episode 1
6 Fluids your car Absolutely needs?
What are the 6 fluids that your car needs and you should check often.
1 Engine oil to help your engine run smoothly without any problems.
2. Coolant or antifreeze to help your car stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
3 Power steering fluid to help you steer your car easy without any struggle.
4 Brake fluid to help your car stop when you need it to.
5. Transmission fluid helps the car switch gears smoothly.
6. Windshield fluid to help keep the front window clear for driving.
Be sure to check these fluids on a regular basis to make sure that your car is operating properly and lasts a long time without any issues. You also want to watch out for any unusual noises or vibrations that can give you a sign that something is wrong with the car.
What is the purpose of the fluids in your car?
Well your the motor oil in your engine plays a big part in keeping your car operating smoothly and properly all the time. The engine oil keeps all the parts lubricated and in motion. The coolant keeps the engine nice and cool in the winter and protects it from overheating in the summer. The power steering fluid allows you to move your steering wheel smoothly without any struggle. Your brake fluid helps the vehicle stopped when needed without any hesitation. The transmission fluid lubricates the gears in the transmission and it helps that run smoothly and your windshield washer fluid keeps the front windshield clear of any debris so can see clearly.
When do you check these fluids?
It is highly recommended that you get an oil change every 3000 miles especially if you have a older car. If you have a newer car you still want to do a oil change anywhere from 4-6 months. The car dealer may tell you that you only need a oil change every year or so but I don’t suggest that you follow that. A good rule of thumb is to check the power steering brake fluid when you are getting a oil change or every now and then when you are at the gas station getting gas. A lot of cars come with a transmission fluid that doesn't need to be check or only the mechanic can check, but you still might want to do a visual check on that just to make sure it is at the right level. Windshield washer fluid can also be checked when you getting gas so that you never run out.
How to find the fluids underneath the hood?
Pop the trunk and lets go looking. Most cars have a engine oil dipstick near the front of the engine or behind the engine if it's a rear drive vehicle. Most cars also have engine image on the cap and they also have a dipstick which is usually yellow and lets you know that that's for the engine. They usually say engine oil dipstick. So what you want to do is pull the stick out and wipe it clean. Put it back in and pull it back out again where you will check the amount of oil on the dipstick. There will be two marks on the stick. One would say min and the other would say max. You want the oil level near the max level. The other thing to remember is to check the color of your oil it should be yellow like an amber color when it's new and it'll be dark black or brownish if it's old and time for a change. Also watch out for foul odors. If it smells like it's burning or like gasoline you might have other issues that you need to get check out immediately.
Most cars have a overflow reservoir for the engine coolant which you can fill up. You want to make sure you get the right coolant for your car. Coolant comes in different color such as yellow, blue, green, pink, or purple. Just make sure you put the right one in your car. Also if your car overheats in the summer you can use water to help cool the car down by pouring water into the reservoir. Do not do this in the winter as the water will freeze and cause lots of problems with your heating system.
Power steering fluid
Most cars underneath the hood will have a dipstick or a cap with the label power steering. Open the cap or pull the dipstick out to check the levels. Add fluid as needed.
Power steering fluid should be a white wine or pinkish color.
Locate the brake fluid cap underneath the hood and open up to check the level of fluid inside. Brake fluid should be near the top and a amber white color.
Some cars have a dipstick similar to the engine oil dipstick. If it has a dipstick pull it out once to clean it and again a second time to check the levels. The car shold be running while checking this fluid. The color of the transmission fluid should be like a reddish or amber color.
Windshield washer fluid can be any color like blue, green, orange, or red. You can use any brand that you like however one recommendation is to use the Rain X Edition additive as it helps keep the windshield clear when driving in the rain. If you need assistance with maintaining your car in the Yonkers NY Westchester area call us at 914.598.8561
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Car Maintenance 101 episode 2
10 basic tips to prevent your car from breaking down on the road.
Add windshield wiper fluid to your car to keep the windshield clear and free of any debris. Pop the hood and look for the blue cap on the reservoir in the corner where you can fill up the tank.
Change your windshield wipers when they start smearing instead of wiping. Most windshield wipers are easy to snap on or off. However, if you are mechanically inclined like me you can go to your local mechanic or Auto Zone to have them do it for you.
Check your engine oil. Make sure that the car is on a level surface. Pull the dipstick out and clean the stick. Put the dipstick back in and pull out again to read it. Add oil if needed. Remember that the oil level should be closer to the max sign. If you are a little adventurous you might try changing your motor oil and filter every 3-6 months.
Check your Tire pressure. Make sure to keep your tire pressure at the suggested pressure level. It is suggested that you follow the car manufacturers suggestions which is usually located on the sign of the door. Keep in mind that this may differ from what the tire manufactucters suggest.
Jump Starting a Car. You will need a fully charge battery pack or another fully charged car anlong with jumper cables. Remember not to mix up the cables. A positive terminal must connect with a positive terminal and a negative terminal must connect with a negative terminal. Remember that red is associated with positive and black is associated with negative.
Replace the Air Filter. Most air filters are in rectangular boxes under the hood. You have to pop open the box to take out the old filter and put in the new filter. Very easy task to do for all beginners.
Check your Belts. This is another pretty simple task to do providing your car does not cover the belt system with plastic covers. Take a visual look for tears or abrasions on your serpentine belts. Replace as needed. Replacing the belts might be a tougher task for a beginner.
Check the Coolant System. Check the hoses to make sure that they are in good condition and not swell. Also check the coolant levels in the reservoir to make sure that they are on the right levels. If you need assistance with maintaining your car in the Yonkers NY Westchester area call us at 914.598.8561
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Car Maintenance - episode 3
4 things to check when buying a new car
Always go look at the car during the daytime and not at night. You want to be able to see the car in good sunlight. Be sure to walk around the car inspecting the body of the car for scratches and body damage. You want to be able to compare the panels to each other to make sure that they are similar. If the panels have been painted that is a warning sign that the car may have been in a accident or may be rusted. If one panel is rusty chances are the other panels are rusty also. Also look underneath the car inspecting the undercarriage. You are looking for any leaks, rust, and signs that the car may have been in a accident. Check the windows for any chips or damages. Windows can be expensive to replace.
Checked the Tires. You want to make sure that the tires are in good condition or be able to deduct the price of new tires from the selling price. Run your hand over the tires to make sure that the thread is wearing evenly. If the thread is not evenly that is a warning sign that the suspension parts are old and need to be replaced or could be damaged. Check to see that all 4 tires and rims are the same.
Check underneath the hood. Take a look at both fenders where they bolt onto the car and look to see if they are straight or bent. If the car was in a accident chances are they will be bent. First check the transmission fluid. It should be at the right level and should be a reddish color and should not smell like it is burning.
Check the engine oil to make sure that it is at the right levels and is a clear color. Also make sure that is does not have a burn smell. Check the engine oil cap and look for any sludges or white foam. That will be a sign of a head gasket leak.
Check the brake fluid level. If the level is low it could mean that the brakes are no good. If the level is high it could mean that the brakes are in good condition unless someone just put fluid in it.
Check your antifreeze and make sure that is nice and green and has no oil in it. You also want to feel all your hoses and belts to make sure that they are not cracked or bloated. Make sure the belts are tight and are not frayed or have bad edges.
Using a OBD2 reader check the car for any diagnostic codes and do a readiness test. You also want to see if someone clear the codes recently before you arrived. If so I will ask the owner for a explanation.
Turn the car on and listen for any noises or sounds and ask the seller about the sounds. You also want to check the exhaust when you turn on the car and make sure that there is no blue or white smoke. Have someone turn on the car and rev up the engine. You want to look for any excessive engine movement. That could be a bad sign that the engine mounts are no worn out.
Go for a test drive for at least 10 minutes. Just drive normal and listen for any noises and how the car drives. You want to be able to excel fast, make hard turns, and test the brakes by stopping quick. If you need assistance with maintaining your car in the Yonkers NY Westchester area call us at 914.598.8561
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Car Care Maintenance episode 4
Car Care tips for Busy Parents.
Most parents do not feel that they have enough time to maintain their car. A recent survey stated that 61% of females do not feel confident on maintaining their cars. Here are some simple easy car care tips for busy parents.
1.Check your tire pressure. You can find the correct pressure for your tires on the drivers door. You don’t want to use the number on the tires because that is the max that the tire can withstand. Using a tire pressure gauge you can check the pressure of your tires. You can then add or remove air as needed. You should do this weekly or whenever your tires feel low. There are small portable tire pressure gauges you can purchase and carry in your glove compartment. Some of the big box auto repair stores also have free equipment in front of their stores for customers to use.
2. Check your Tire tread. Using a penny facing upside down place the penny on the tire by the thread. If you can see all of Lincolns head the thread is too worn and you need new tires.
3.Check your windshield wiper blades. Replace your blades when they start smearing debris instead of clearing away.
4.Clean your Headlights.
Use affordable homemade materials such as vinegar and insect repellant to clean your headlights and make them look almost brand new again.
5. Schedule regular oil changes. Regular oil changes can help prolong the life of your car engine. Oil provides lubrication to the moving parts of cars. When your engine runs low or out of oil it will stop working.
6. Schedule regular inspections. You want to have your car inspected often to catch small problems before they become big problems. Have your car inspected by your local mechanic before a big trip or before each seasonal change.
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Car Care Maintenance - episode 5
How to prepare your car for winter driving?
The first thing you want to check is the battery to make sure that it is in good shape and able to make it thru the winter. Without a good battery the car is not starting and none of the other stuff really matters. You can get your battery tested at a AutoZone or OReilly to make sure that it will have enough amps to crank up when the weather drops in your area. If you live in a warm winter climate you may not have to worry about your battery. Also check the battery cables to make sure that they are clean and locked pretty tight.
Windshield fluid- Check your windshield wiper fluid reservoir to make sure it is filled up with the right mix. Make sure that the mixture includes some type of de-icer.
Anti-freeze- Check your coolant reservoir to make sure that it is fill up to the max. Also make sure that you have the right mixture for the winter months. Most mechanics recommend some type of 50/50 mix.
Oil- Change your oil and be sure that you have the right amount in the engine. The engine needs the oil to lubricate and run the many small parts of the engine.
Wiper blades- Check your wiper blades to make sure that they are in good working condition and not torn or worn down. Replace as needed.
Emergency bag-(air compressor, jumping cables, flares, led flares, emergency light, emergency triangle, hand warmers, ice scrapers, shovel,deicer)
Tires are probably one of the most important components of your car. Without tires your car is not going anywhere. Check your tire pressure often when the weather drops because the cold weather will lower your tire pressure.. Under inflated tires will cause lots of problems like wasting fuel. Over inflated tires will affect the steering of the car and cause you to not have complete control of the car. Use a digital tire pressure gauge to get a accurate reading. You can also use a manual one for a reading.
Also check the thread of your tires. Most tires have a built in mechanism to check the thread remaining on the tire. You can use a upside penny to check the gauge. If you can see the complete forehead of the President you need new tires.
Snow removal- Clear all snow and ice from your windows and from the top of your car. In most states it is ilegal to drive with lots of snow still on your roof. The reason is because at some point the snow or ice may loosen and land on another cars window maybe causing a accident.
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Car Maintenance tips- Episode 6
5 tips to help maintain your car
1. Maintain the correct psi. You don’t want the tire pressure to get too low or too high. If the pressure gets too low your fuel economy may be lower by 2% and those tires may last 4000 miles less. If the pressure gets too high it may negatively affect the steering and the amount of control you have on car. Try to check your tire pressure once a week and also rotate your tires every 6 months or 12 months.
2. Go Easy on the Transmission. Your transmission is the device that shifts the gears for you to move your car from slow to fast. You don’t want to abuse the transmission. You should take care of it. When you are going to park the car make sure that the car has completely stop before you switch the gear to park. Also when going in reverse make sure that the car has completely stop before putting the gears in reverse. Also use your emergency brake when parking on a hill to take some of the pressure off of the transmission parking gear. Remember when the transmission goes out nobody is going anywhere.
3. Do regular checks and yearly inspections. Check your car manual to see how often you should have your car check out in between the yearly inspections. Do self weekly or monthly checks yourself such as checking the car fluids and tire pressure.
4. Don’t overload the car. Overloading the car hurts the fuel efficiency and ability to control the car. Empty the trunk and back seat of all the junk that you don’t need but have not thrown out yet.
5. Get off the Clutch. If you drive a manual shift car stay off of the clutch whenever you can. When you are at a stoplight put the clutch in neutral to give it a brake. You don’t want the clutch gear parts to wear out