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Five Tips to Get Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip

Five Tips to Get Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip Summer is around the corner, and it’s almost time for your summer road trip! If you’re going to have a long trip, you’ll need to be fully prepared before you hit the road. One of the most important parts of having a great […]

Common Engine Oil Leak Questions

Answers to Common Oil Leak Questions You get up to move your car out from the driveway. After you move your car, you notice there is a small spot of oil on the floor. Does this sound familiar? If you drive a gasoline or diesel engine equipped vehicle, you have probably experienced this at some […]

“We’re The Shop That Cares!” – An Open Letter

  We are the best automotive repair shop in Queens, New York. Bold statement? If you are raising your eyebrows hopefully I can explain.   As an owner of a small business and an automotive repair shop, I often ponder on what makes our shop different from the rest. I’m not talking about what features […]

Essential Auto Care, Four Choice For Auto Repair

Choosing an auto repair shop is sometimes a scary and daunting task. The industry has had its reputation damaged by periodic news story of consumers being taken advantage of and flat out lied to by unscrupulous car shops. Finding a reliable mechanic is as important as choosing the right dentist or doctor. This blog post […]

How much do you love your Honda?

Queens, New York, Honda Your Honda is probably the most reliable car you have ever owned. The words we frequently hear associated with Hondas are reliability, durability and affordability. What words would you choose to describe your Honda? What’s your favorite model? Lets take a look at the most popular 2018 model, the Accord. The 2018 Accord received a complete […]

Dead batteries and the bitter cold in New York City

Its that time of year again! We have been lucky to have a mild winter so far but a cold snap has definitely hit this city especially in Queens and Brooklyn. You might notice your car is harder to start or maybe doesn’t start at all! That is due to battery efficiency being negatively affected […]

Maintenance and Repair Checklist

Maintenance Services   It’s no surprise that keeping up with routine maintenance will improve the longevity of your car. Although most people are familiar with an oil change every few thousand miles, they ignore many other important repairs. Even durable cars such as the Toyota Camry will require a certain level of preventive maintenance to […]

Honda, Acura Lower Control Arm

Maintenance Repair, Middle Village, Queens   Front Lower Control Arm Bushings, Honda, Acura    “What are front control arms?”  Front control arms are what hold the suspension components to the subframe and controls movement at the wheels. The specific component that goes wrong with Hondas and Acuras are the bushings in the lower control arm. […]

Get ready for spring and summer specials!

Have you been driving frequently in harsh winter weather or stored your car in the garage for the season? If so, maybe its time for a quick service. Cold temperature can do a number on your car and chances for parts to wear and break dramatically increase. Worn out parts from this years grueling snow may need to be replaced. […]

Subaru Head Gasket Replacement

QUEENS, NEW YORK, HEAD GASKET REPLACEMENT Is your Subaru leaking oil? Does your Subaru overheat on long drives? If you answered ‘yes’, you may need a head gasket replacement. But not to worry, Essential Auto Care is here to help! Early detection of a bad head gasket is key to keeping cost down and the […]