If you are still driving an old car you have held onto for years each new season brings a wealth of problems. The winter leaves your car stuck under piles of snow or skidding around icy streets. As the summer approaches chronic overheating and the discomfort of a car without air conditioning can be downright awful.
Worse than these seasonal issues is a general sense that each times you get into your ancient automobile you are taking you are risking your life and that of your passengers. A car that overheats in the middle of a busy highway can cause life threatening problems to whoever happens to be inside. The discomfort of not having an air conditioner might feel trivial in sixty degree weather but in the high nineties it can become a real health risk.
Our Brooklyn car dealership is here to try and get our fellow New Yorkers out of dangerous cars and into safe, efficient, and comfortable modern wheels. With car lease deals that are easily mitigated for anyone making a reasonable living you can get yourself and your loved ones into a good car today. Do not risk danger behind the wheel of a dangerous older car anymore!
Keeping your car clean on the outside often has more to do with Mother Nature than your own whims. On the inside on the other hand your car’s overall tidiness is very much a reflection on your habits. A messy car can make your whole life feel cluttered. You do not want your a car lease deal to turn into another apartment that necessitates regular cleaning. We have decided to write up some tips on keeping things clean inside your new car once you come visit us at our Brooklyn car dealership and get behind the wheel:
- Do Not Eat In Your Car: Let us, for a moment, ignore the fact that almost anything you will eat in your car is probably unhealthy for you. Instead let’s just consider the inevitable pile up of rappers and the stench of fast food grease that is impossible to remove from a new automobile. If food never comes near your car you will be ahead of the game.
- Kick Your Shoes: Do not jump in your car without kicking your shoes on the curb. The amount of filth tracked from the sidewalk into our cars with one step is unbelievable.
- Every Time You Leave Take Something Out: Rather than allowing your car to become a storage space take something with you every time you leave your car and walk into your home.
With winter finally winding down and people invest in the stellar car leasing deals available at Wheels to Lease all the time it is worth knowing where some of the best places to drive are. New York, as a recent ad campaign is trying to highlight, is more than just New York City. The nearby open road options can be quite scenic and easily accessible for anyone with a car in the five boroughs.
Here we take a look at a few of New York’s most scenic routes for people who patronize our Brooklyn car dealership:
- Palisades Parkway to Bear Mountain: Offering a scenic area filled with hills, lush evergreen woods, and a variety of different resorts and nice hotels this route is great for families seeking some wilderness. The trip up is beautiful and strikingly convenient.
- Route 22 to Salinger’s Orchard: You like apples? The route to Salinger’s is lined with apple trees as far as the eye can see, how do you like them apples?
- Route 9 to Sleepy Hallow: If the Bridge of the Headless Horsemen and a legendary cemetery seem like fun locations to you then this is literally the only place in the world for you to go.
- Rout 95 to City Island: Did you know there was an area of The Bronx that was a tiny fishing village? Now you do!
When you leave our New York car dealership in a new set of wheels we hope that you and your new car will have a long life together. Your trust is vital to us and your safety and comfort while driving are so important to maintaining that trust. That said, some drivers forget or simply never realized that there is a break-in period when you buy a new car.
During your car’s break-in period it is important to consider the way you drive and develop an understanding of what makes this car different from others you have driven. During the first 1,000 miles it is important to mostly keep your car under 55 miles per hour, rather than pushing an engine too hard right off of the lot.
Avoid heavy loads for a while. Towing a trailer might be fun but burning out your engine this early can cost a lot of money. The same can be said for overloading your car’s roof rack.
Allowing your car to idle for long periods is terrible throughout the life of the automobile. When you first start driving it has the potential to be a particularly damaging to the parts of your engine that distribute oil.
With the winter coming to a close we are hopefully moving decidedly away from snowy weather in New York City. Of course for people commuting around the city by car the spring offers its own set of potentially hazardous conditions. We would like to once again offer something more than excellent car lease deals. We want to offer some tips on safe driving in New York City on wet and rainy days.
- That Car Ahead of You Is a Friend: As you drive behind another car the wet conditions up ahead are being displaced by that car. Maintain a safe distance from the car ahead but trying and square your car off with theirs to receive the benefit of their moving moisture.
- Stay Near the Middle: Water tends to collect on either side of a road. By aiming for the center you are giving yourself some distance from the most slippery areas of the road.
- No Cruise Control: Cruise control can make for a lazy inattentive driver. This is why when conditions are wet you should never rely on it. Keep focused so breaking time is as fast as it needs to be.
- Never Slam Breaks: If you feel your car slipping slow down gradually and try and steer yourself to safety. Slamming breaks can cause more slipping and even spinning out.
A weekend getaway can make a huge difference in a person’s demeanor. By taking some time to get out of the big city and really unwind you will be doing yourself a world of good that could help you perform better throughout the week. Getting out of the city is easier when you have your own car and that is where our New York car dealership comes in.
This week we are taking a break from car leasing deals and car care tips to tell you about some of New York’s best driving destinations:
- Bethel, NY: A farm town made famous by the Woodstock music festival is a great destination for anyone looking to see the site of that monumental event or simply looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of the five boroughs.
- Sag Harbor, NY: This is a great place for anyone looking to brush against history. Buildings dating back to the early 18th century can be toured and admired in this former whaling town.
- Cooperstown, NY: If you love baseball there is no place like Cooperstown. Boasting the Baseball Hall of Fame this town is a great place to take a sports obsessed family!
These days nothing rests as heavily on a driver’s shoulders as the price of gas. While our New York car dealership has gone out of its way to make financing a new car affordable the price of gas can still be a little intimidating. In an effort to help anyone considering a new car or those folks who have already invested in a car leasing deal we’re offering some gas saving tips:
- Know Your Fuel Economy: Staying aware of the fuel economy of your car is vital to getting the most out of your fuel. Keep track of how much gas trips you take regularly are. Experiment with different routes to see if they save gas.
- Engine Maintenance: Slight issues with your engine might never become a debilitating problem for your car but they might help you burn less fuel. The EPA says that properly tuning your engine can increase fuel efficiency by 4%.
- Refill Your Tires: Having your tires full increases fuel efficiency by 3%.
- Lose Unnecessary Cargo: Leaving stuff in your car might seem like a nice way to unclutter your home. In fact, that extra weight is actually taking a toll at the gas pump.
- Go Easy On the Gas: By allowing your car to move with gravity you will save money on gas. Relax using the gas pedal whenever you can.
For a lot of New York residents the tipping point where they stop hoofing it or riding endlessly on the subway is when they start a family. You might be comfortable along with the millions of strap-hangers in New York but your baby needs a safe Brooklyn car to drive him or her around.
Of course getting a car to chauffeur your little bundle of joy around town is just part of the process. You can’t just strap a small child into a seat belt. Instead you have to explore the wide world of children’s car seats. While our New York car dealership does not sell car seats we can give you a little guidance on picking out the safest car seat available.
- Convertible Car Seats: If your little one is just a newborn a rear facing seat is required. By purchasing a convertible car seat you can have a rear facing option and then once he or she gets a little bigger it can turn into a front facing seat.
- JPMA Stamp: Car seats are rigorously tested and regulated. That JPMA stamp means that the seat meets all of the required safety standards.
- Check Straps: Make sure the straps on the car seat model you buy are easily adjustable. It will save you having to purchase a new seat as your child grows.
Recently we have tried to make this blog a little bit more informative than promotional. We have offered tips for parents teaching new drivers the rules of the road, keeping tabs on auto repair costs, and snow safety for drivers among other topics. For this week though we thought it was important to let our readers know about an exciting development for our New York car dealership.
Our website has been completely revamped! With a new look, new information, and most importantly adaptive display features that allows the site to adjust to tablets and smart phones. This means wherever you are you can tap into our site to find information on car leasing deals. This website update has been in the works for some time not because we think we are going to sell a bunch of cars online but because we want to offer consumers the best support as they browse or seriously shop for cars.
New Yorkers of course have a finite amount of time to spend doing anything. Even important decisions like buying a new car can become victims of the time crunch this city causes. We can help you make the decision smartly and quickly and our website can help.
So your son or daughter is ready for some parental lessons in driving. Automotive safety is important and passing it down from parent to child can be very helpful, of course it can also be stressful for both parties. If your son or daughter is ready for some lessons you might want to call in a professional. Professional driver’s ed instructors are impartial and have been through it all.
Still, even those of us that have sent our kin off to learn driving from a professional want to pass on personal wisdom and make sure things are safe before committing to car lease deals for our kids. When we do here are some things to remember:
- Yelling Will Not Help: Parents you might recall can make you nervous. It is important for new drivers to feel relaxed and yelling will only make matters worse for you and your new driver.
- Empty Parking Lots Are Great: By starting off in an empty parking lot you are protecting the family’s new Acura and the rest of the world from an untested driver.
- Safety Is Everything: Driving the exact way you drive should not be the purpose of a parental car safety lesson. Instead you should ensure that your young driver is obeying speed limits, wearing seat belts, and driving safely. Everything else is a personal choice.