The 8 Essentials
Each of the 8 essentials uses simple how-to steps that let you get intimately familiar with your car’s private and not-so private parts. Because our program is chock full of definitions, easy to understand examples, memory joggers, games and good ole’ fashioned female intuition, you’ll be an expert at babying your four wheeled baby in no-time!
Individual Health records
Your baby has a history! The best medicine is prevention. Your 17 digit VIN number is as important as your Social Security number. By inspecting your vehicle with the “8 Essentials Checklist” and keeping records of your service history, mileage maintenance and recall updates, your level of empowerment skyrockets! Ensure you’re up-to-date and that you’re as safe as possible and prolong the life of your vehicle, all while saving you time and money.
1. BRAIN & IMMUNE SYSTEM
Dash lights are like synapses in your brain telling you how your vehicle is feeling. Look at the colors of the icons on the dashboard, They’re like those on a traffic light.
Green: Go baby, go!
Yello: Budget! have Some Money set aside for maintenance.
Red: Full Stop! Something needs ASAP attention.
2. SENSES AND SIGHT
Use your intuition and pay attention. 90% off accidents are caused by poor visibility. You need to see and others need to see you. We check to ensure you have a great sense of sight smell look & feel.
Tail Light . Brake Light . Windshield Wipers . Mirrors . headlight & Lenses
3. DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Fuel and energy is the food that makes your vehicle go. To keep your vehicle running healthy and smooth, know what your car eats, IT MATTERS! We check the health of your car’s digestive system.
4. GOTTA HAVE HEART
You can’t deny the MACDaddy of all hardworking electrical parts. Once loose connection and you’re dead. We check your battery. starting and charging system.
5. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
have you ever ran a marathon while having an asthma attack? Every breath you take counts, and that philosophy crries over to your vehicle. If a filter is dirty, it puts a strain on the system it filters. We check you exhaust and filters.
Air . Cabin . Fuel . Oil . Transmission
Your circulatory system keeps blood pumping through your veins, like the fluids that run through the systems in your vehicle. We check your fluids
Motor oil . Power Steering . Brake . Battery Coolant . transmission . Washer
No matter how cat like your reflexes are. if your vehicle’s brake aren’t working properly. you’re in trouble. We check your brakes, steering, front end and suspension to make sure your vehicle’s reflexes are as good as yours are.
8. CHECK YOUR RUBBERS
Neglect will cause you to break down, get stuck on the road, waste your time and waste your money. rubber is used to transport fluid to each system, and support structure of your vehicle, Being proactive offsets system failure. We check our rubbers.
Tires . Belts . Hoses . Boots . Bushing
General Maintenance Timelines
Regular maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly and to prevent costly repairs in the future. Here are some general guidelines for routine maintenance tasks:
Oil and filter changes: Depending on the type of oil you use, you should change your oil and filter every 3,000 to 7,500 miles, or every six months to a year.
Tire rotations: It is recommended to rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles to ensure even wear and prolong their lifespan.
Brake system maintenance: Brake pads, rotors, and other components should be checked every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Transmission service: The transmission fluid and filter should be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Air filter replacement: The air filter should be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Coolant system maintenance: The coolant should be flushed and replaced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Spark plug replacement: Spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 to 100,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and your specific vehicle and driving habits may require different maintenance intervals. It’s always best to consult your owner’s manual or a trusted mechanic for guidance on the maintenance schedule that’s right for your vehicle.
Rule of thumb for maintenance and fluid/filter replacements:
HOT CARS and HOT BODIES… They are alike in Soooo many ways!
Hot human bodies need oxygen (think heavy breathing) and food to keep going in the same way cars need fuel and oxygen for combustion. In a car, the starter motor kicks over the engine before oxygen consuming fuels can take over. This happens in a way that is freakishly similar to how anaerobic energy is processed in the human body. Both of these systems also require stored energy to be replaced.
In 2016, about 143.37 billion gallons (or about 3.41 billion barrels) of finished motor gasoline were consumed.
In the United States, a daily average of about 391.73 million gallons (or about 9.33 million barrels per day).
Estimate of repair time: About 45 mins
This was the largest amount of annual motor gasoline consumption on record. The average American consumes approximately 500 gallons of motor gasoline per year. If the price of Gasoline is at $2.87 that’s $1,435.00 in one year.
DIYHow to calculate your MPG
- Filling the vehicle’s gas tank completely and writing down the vehicle’s odometer reading (mileage).
- When it’s time to refuel, filling the tank completely and writing down the number of gallons it took to fill the tank and the vehicle’s new odometer reading. Once two odometer readings are taken, MPG can be caculated.
- Caculating the distance driven by subtracting the previous odometer reading from the new one.
- Dividing the number of miles driven by the number of gallons it took to fill the tank. The results is the vehicle’s MPG for that driving period.
- Filling the vehicle’s gas tank completely and resetting the trip odometer.
- When it’s time to re-fuel
- Filling the tank completely
- Writing down the number of gallons it took to fill the tank
- Writing down the mileage on the trip odometer
- Resetting the trip odometer
- Dividing the number of miles driven by the number of gallons it took to fill the tank.