Basic Car Maintenance

If you want your car to last a long time like mine, then stay tuned, because today I’m going to show you some critical maintenance items to perform on your car so it can last forever. Well maybe not forever, but I’m trying to get a million miles out of my Toyota. Now the first critical maintenance is changing your engine oil and filter regularly. I use conventional oil in my engine when I change it, so I do it every 3,000 miles or twice a year. Engines are very expensive but oil is pretty cheap. And with modern variable valve timing engines, it’s even more important to keep the oil clean. If you let the oil get dirty and clog up these variable valve timing cams, it’s going to cost you thousands of dollars to fix them. 

If you want to go further between oil changes, you can use fully synthetic oil. With fully synthesized oil you can go 8,000 miles between oil changes. Synthetic oils are excellent oils, but realize, they cost three to four times as much as regular oil. So, the choice is yours.

When it comes to what weight oil to use, just use the oil that your engine suggests. In my case, it’s 10w30. All car owner’s manuals tell you what kind of oil to use. The second most important thing is servicing your automatic transmission. We have an older car (’94 Celica), so it’s a good idea to change the fluid and the transmission every 30,000 miles. Being a Toyota, it doesn’t have a filter in it, so you don’t have to change the filter. But if your car has a filter, change the filter too. If you have a later model car, like this 2007 Toyota Camry use fully synthetic oil as the car manual says. But unless you live in a dusty desert, you can leave these transmissions alone. 

The next important maintenance item is the coolant in your cooling system. You don’t want dirty coolant because it can ruin the whole system. A poorly maintained cooling system can cause severe damage. It can cause the engine to overheat and blow up. It can clog up the tiny fins inside the radiator. And believe it or not, a modern car can short out electrical sensors on the computer system. With conventional antifreeze, you want to change the coolant out every three years or once every 30,000 miles. But if you’re lazy and frugal like me, use extended-life antifreeze. And in that case, you can go five years or 150,000 miles before changing it. And the extended-life antifreeze only costs $3 more than the regular stuff, so why not use it. 

The last important maintenance item I’m going to talk about today is the battery. Check it every once in awhile for corrosion. Pick up the terminal cover and see if there’s any corrosion under there, and clean it if there is. Just get a wire brush and brush off all the crud. Then get a can of battery terminal protection spray, and spray it all over to seal it. Do both terminals. 

Lastly, have a mechanic check your battery with a machine, once or twice a year. It’s a simple test. It takes less than a minute. And in modern vehicles, it’s very important because everything is run by computers. And the proper voltage is very important for computers to operate correctly. A bad battery can cause all kinds of problems, and sometimes even destroy electronic components. So, you want to check your battery once or twice a year and replace it before it goes completely dead and does some serious damage. A little maintenance can help your car’s reliability. And remember, if you’ve got any car questions, just visit Bugatti Art.

Raleigh, NC Car Detailing

What’s up?! Bugatti Art is back with another auto detailing service review. Today, we are reviewing Raleigh Car Detailing (http://www.raleighcardetail.com). If you’re in the Raleigh, NC area, then we’d like to hear what you have to say about this company. Alright, let’s get into the review!

Raleigh Car Detailing scheduled us for a Friday morning, and they were perfectly on time. They weren’t a minute early, nor a minute late. We talked for a few minutes before they began, and I was more than comfortable with the services we agreed upon – interior and exterior detail. Upon meeting them, they were extremely professional and took pride in their work.

Although they worked on the vehicle for four hours, the results were excellent! The interior detail was amazing! My Supra was a mess, but after they finished it was spotless. They vacuumed the cloth, and wiped down the dash. Additionally, they removed stains from the fabrics with the use of shampoo. Its safe to say that we were thoroughly impressed.

As for the exterior, they did an amazing! We needed a wash, but we really needed a wax too. After removing the dirt from the outside of the car, they took their time with the wax. After they finished, the difference was night and day! We really noticed the difference on the exterior paint. If you’re debating waxing your automobile, then I’d do it if the price is right.

Thanks Raleigh Car Detailing! Y’all did an amazing job, and we’ll be sure to be back! If you’d like to visit the website of Raleigh Car Detailing, then you can click here!

Professional Car Detailing in Los Angeles

Welcome to Bugatti Art! Throughout this blog post, we’ll cover aspects of Car Detailing Los Angeles. When you think of cities in California, does Los Angeles come to mind? For many people, Los Angeles is the first city people will think about. Los Angeles is an extraordinary city for car enthusiasts, businessmen, and aspiring actors. As car culture is Los Angeles continues to grow, car detailers are eager to accommodate the growing demand of the automotive market.

Unfortunately, finding a car detailing service in Los Angeles can be tough. How would you find car detailers in LA? Car owners typically visit their local auto body shop, but sometimes these shops won’t actually perform the work. They enjoy looking at exotic cars, but they don’t have the expertise to work on the vehicles.

If you can’t get your vehicle in the local shop, then you could try searching online! This is a great option for people looking to save money on mobile detailing services. Although mobile detailing is convenient, it can be quite expensive. We recommend looking through YELP, YellowPages, and Google.

As a professional car detailing service, we value our customers. When our customers are happy, they will spend money with our company again. Above all, we aim to keep our customers happy. Sometimes we have to give great car detailing discounts, but it tends to pay off in the long run. For example, we may detail a Bugatti for cheap because they are more likely to bring the rest of their exotic car fleet to your shop.

Are you worried about working with a car detailer? Well, you should check the reviews first! If the reviews aren’t great, then you shouldn’t trust them with your vehicle. You ought to find a car detailer with great reviews on YELP or Google. Luckily, Los Angeles Car Detail offers high-quality car detailing at affordable pricing.