Acura Auto Repair FAQs
At Boardwalk Acura, we’re committed to providing the best of service to drivers all throughout the Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland areas. Of course, drivers have many questions about their vehicle and whether or not they need to schedule a service appointment. To help drivers with their burning questions, we have this auto repair FAQ page. Look below to see if we have the answer to your question.
When Should I Schedule an Oil Change?
The oil change is one of the most important forms of automotive service that you’ll need to keep up with throughout your ownership. Acura models use Synthetic Oil, which lasts longer than conventional oil, and it only needs to be changed every 7,500 or so miles. Make sure that you check when you had your oil changed so you can stay ahead of upcoming service. Luckily, your Maintenance Minder™ system will notify you with a code that’ll tell you that it’s time to schedule an oil change appointment.
How Do I Check My Oil?
Checking your oil is very easy. All you have to do is make sure that the car is off before you open the hood. You’ll also want to have a rag handy. Find the dipstick and wipe it off before inserting it in the tube. Once you insert the dipstick, pull it out to check the level, as well as the color/quality of your oil. It it’s really dark, gritty, or low, be sure to schedule an oil change in the near future.
How Often Should My Tires Be Rotated?
Since your tires are one of the hardest working components on your vehicle, you’ll want to make sure that you have them rotated periodically. It’s recommended that you have your tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles. One way to stay on top of tire rotations is by scheduling them with your oil changes.
How Do I Read Tire Sizes?
Most tires have a series of numbers, ex: P/245/45Z R19 98W The “P” stands for Passenger Car, the “245” is the width of the tire. The “45” is the aspect ratio—the ratio of sidewall height to width, and the “Z” is the speed rating. “R” signifies Radial Construction while the number that follows indicates the wheel diameter. “98” is the load index while the W is another speed rating that lets you know the top speed that the wheel can be driven.
How Can I Check My Transmission Fluid?
While very similar to checking your oil, the transmission fluid check also involves a dipstick and a rag. After wiping the dipstick, insert it into the transmission fluid reservoir and pull it out to see if the fluid is at the appropriate level. Do you have any more questions that you’d like us to answer? Feel free to contact us so we can include your question on this page. In the meantime, feel free to check out automotive maintenance and service pages for help. At Boardwalk Acura, we’re proud to help drivers in Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland learn more about the different services and inspections their vehicles need to perform at their absolute best.