State Auto Inspection, Brake-Pad Installation, or Diagnostic at Auto Expo Oil Tune Up Center (Up to 59% Off)

New Hyde Park

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In a Nutshell

Mechanics ensure vehicles are up to snuff with state inspections or examine cars during diagnostics; brake-pad installation available

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $15 for a New York state inspection ($37 value)
  • $39 for brake-pad replacement, valid for labor only ($89.95 value)
  • $49 for a one-hour diagnostic ($102 value)

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-2:00pm

Motor-Oil Viscosity: A Slippery Subject

The oil viscosity your car needs is usually determined by your car’s manufacturer, but is there ever a reason to switch? Groupon sought out the answer.

Whenever a vehicle is in motion, engine oil has a lot of work to do: reducing friction between moving parts, keeping the engine from overheating, preventing components from prematurely wearing down. But there are many things that can keep oil from staying on top of its workload, and that’s where viscosity comes into play. Factors such as varying starting and running temperatures, an aging car, or heavy loads on board can all affect how motor oil performs. Fortunately, auto manufacturers specify what viscosity level is best for their vehicles, so most drivers never have to spend much time pondering this subject. But for those who are interested or who have to make elevator conversation with a talking car, there are a few basic principles to consider.

Like most liquids, when oil is cooler it’s more viscous (that is, slower-flowing), and when it’s warmer it’s less viscous. Higher-viscosity oils are most appropriate for cars that operate at higher temperatures or carry heavier loads. Lower-viscosity oils work better at lower temperatures since they don’t need to be heated to flow, but they generally offer less protection against wear. 

There was a time when people who live in four-season climates would use one oil with a higher viscosity during the warm months and another during the cold months, but multi-grade motor oils solve that problem by working efficiently in both conditions. When you see a viscosity grade on a bottle of multi-grade motor oil—say, 10W-30—there are two numbers to consider. The number preceding the W stands for “winter” or “woolen-underwear season,” which reflects how the oil flows when starting an engine on a cold day. The number after the hyphen is the viscosity at 210°F, the standard temperature of an operating engine. (On both sides of the hyphen, a higher number means a higher viscosity.) What makes this type of oil so flexible? It’s the polymers—particles that expand as the oil heats up and slow down the rate at which the oil thins as it gets hotter.

Customer Reviews

Very friendly
Laura O. · December 30, 2014
Nice, comfortable lobby while you wait for your car. Cool, laid-back staff, will definitely be back!
Santiago C. · December 22, 2014
Fast and great service. .
Vaulda S. · December 20, 2014
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    New Hyde Park

    1800 Jericho Turnpike

    New Hyde Park, NY 11040

    +15163559200

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