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Car Care Tips

Here, at Rick Johnson Auto & Tire, we want our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for their car or truck. 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 and reduce tire wear when driving in and around Naples, FL and Fort Myers, FL. We understand how important your vehicle is and why your car needs to be serviced by a Naples, Florida auto repair shop. So give us a call at (239) 263-8483 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

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 or the wear bars, 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.

*Consult your vehicle maintenance manual for recommended intervals.

About Rick Johnson Auto & Tire

Rick Johnson Auto & Tire is a pillar of the community. Rick Johnson Auto & Tire is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Naples, Florida area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Rick Johnson Auto & Tire 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 Rick Johnson Auto & Tire. Special wheels and rims 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 Rick Johnson Auto & Tire website or call us for personalized service. We carry and install Interstate Batteries.

About Rick Johnson Auto & Tire

Rick Johnson Auto & Tire Location:

Naples, FL – Looking for tires in Naples, FL then Rick Johnson Auto & Tire has the right tires for your car. Our Naples, Florida location offers many Naples, FL tires that are affordable and other Naples, FL tire services for your car. We offer auto repair Naples, FL services to the Naples, Florida community including brakes, tune ups, and any other Naples, FL auto repair services your car might need. Give our Naples, FL location a call at (239) 263-8483 today to schedule an appointment.

Rick Johnson Auto & Tire located at 996 Central Avenue, Naples, FL 34102 provides quality automotive products and services to customers in Naples, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Rick Johnson Auto & Tire is the leading seller in Naples, FL for these tire brands Bridgestone, Firestone and Fuzion and offers some great discounts on them. Rick Johnson Auto & Tire also offers services in Tires, Auto Repairs and Wheels for the communities of Naples, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Give Rick Johnson Auto & Tire a call at (239) 263-8483 to schedule an appointment today!

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