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General Service Schedule

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Keeping your car up and running doesn’t involve much guesswork, unless you lost or don’t have an owner’s manual. Fortunately, there’s a general guide you can follow to keep your car properly serviced. Here’s a general service schedule from us here at Hassett Pre-Owned so you can keep your car running at peak performance.


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Drivers would do well to check their windshield washer fluid and engine oil levels weekly, if not more often. Make sure all lights are working, including the dashboard indicator lights. Check tire inflation and condition too.

Three Months/3,000 Miles

Every three months or 3,000 miles, make sure to check the oil, engine air filter, power steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Inspect the battery, cables, belts, hoses, and exhaust as well.

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Six Months/6,000 Miles

In addition to the previously listed items, drivers should check their chassis lubrication every six months or 6,000 miles. Make sure to change the oil at this point if you haven’t already.

12 Months/12,000 Miles

Most vehicles are engineered for minimal attention which is why most items can go unchecked for one year or 12,000 miles. Make sure to check the wheel alignments, steering, suspension, coolant, brakes, and wiper blades.

Over caring for your car won’t hurt, but neglecting general service can lead to disaster.

Long Islanders Glam Up, and Divvy Up Generously, in Support Of Pet Rescue

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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On September 16th, Miami chic ruled the evening at the Crest Hollow Country Club for the “Pet Peeves” 2015 South Beach Soiree— “Unleashed at the Beach”— benefitting one of Long Island’s premier pet-rescue fundraisers. Pet Peeves is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that raises funds and creates awareness for the work of numerous local animal shelters and rescue groups in both Nassau and Suffolk. Hassett Subaru is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of their mission on behalf of homeless and abused animals (more…)

Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Can you believe spring is finally here? It’s been a long time coming, but alas, warmer weather is right around the corner and *knock on wood*, the snow is done for the year.

And with the changing of the seasons it’s important to remember to do some car maintenance. Sometimes its best to bring your car into a service center to get it looked at, but there are a lot of things you can do on your own to make sure your car keeps running strong for years to come. Keep reading below for a short list of spring car maintenance tips:

  • Make sure your windshield wipers are in good working order. Springtime is one of the rainiest times of the year and it’s good to make sure both the front and rear wipers can effectively clear rain out of your line of sight.
  • Check your fluids. This tip isn’t by any means exclusive to the spring. However, it is good to get in the habit of checking all your cars fluids, especially the coolant and oil, at the changing of seasons.
  • Clean all the junk out of your trunk. Things tend to get piled up and stored in cars during the winter months, so whether it by an old fruit cake or chains for your wheels, go ahead and get that unnecessary weight out of your car so you can increase MPG.

And that’s all we have for today! Do you have any other spring car maintenance tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

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Completing the Total Customer Experience.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Hassett of Wantagh recently unveiled its newly renovated service department at its Ford Lincoln Subaru dealership on Long Island.

“We set out to enhance and complete the total customer experience,” says Lou Evans, General Sales Manager at Hassett.  “From purchase to worry-free service, we’re known for exceeding customer expectations every step of the way.”

Hassett’s service department has the largest parts inventory on Long Island.  This means the part(s) needed will probably be in stock and located quickly by a newly streamlined inventory system.

Often, the car can be serviced while customers wait, especially for things like oil changes, tire rotations or NY State inspections.

In the meantime, customers are invited to relax in a spacious new lounge that features free wi-fi, computers, cable TV and complimentary beverages.

Service for all makes and models is available, performed by fully certified technicians with a reputation for getting it right the first time.  Customers can also call ahead and make an appointment to secure a complimentary loaner vehicle while their car is being serviced.

Hassett’s Owner Advantage Program provides complimentary oil changes, loaner cars available for service visits, 24-hour roadside assistance, Saturday service hours and a great deal more on all new and pre-owned vehicles.

With over three decades in business, Hassett is consistently recognized for its excellence in sales and service, which is why we continue to be Long Island’s No. 1 Ford Lincoln Subaru dealer.

Take a tour of Hassett’s newly renovated service center here.

Visit Hassett Ford, Lincoln, Subaru, Truck and Pre-Owned for your new vehicle! We are in Wantagh, NY in Nassau County near Suffolk County, NY. If you are looking to buy, lease, or finance your new Ford, Lincoln or Subaru at the right price, call 516-785-7800 today or visit We serve Long Island, NY, Wantagh,  NY and the surrounding areas. 3530 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, NY 11793.

Summer Car Maintenance (Part 3)

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

If you keep up with our blog, then you know that about a month ago we started a blog series that gives tips on keeping your car in tip-top shape in the summer months. So far we’ve done two installments, and tips have included everything from making sure your windshield wipers are good-to-go, to checking all the belts and hoses under the hood. Well today we are happy to present the third and final installment of this car maintenance series.

So without further ado, here are the last three tips we have for you!

  • Make sure your brakes are in good shape. Obviously this tip doesn’t only apply to summer. You should make sure your cars brakes are in good shape regularly as they are the single most important safety feature on your car. If the lining on your brake pad is worn down past the minimum thickness, be sure to get them switched out for some fresh pads.
  • Check the coolant and radiator. Cars are designed to be able to withstand a lot of heat, but in the summer, when you’re in stop-and-go traffic, and it’s 100 degrees outside, you need to be sure your car is loaded up on coolant. Compare it to going running on a hot day, as opposed to running on a pleasant day. Which day do you think you will need more water? Point: made.
  • And Lastly, clean your battery.  According to, “Summer heat can speed up the chemical reaction inside a battery, causing the battery to be overcharged. This can dramatically shorten the lifespan of your battery. Heat can also damage the battery by evaporating internal battery fluid.” If you notice your battery is struggling, take it to a service shop and get it looked at by someone who knows what they’re doing.

There you have it! Those are our nine summer car maintenance tips. We hope you learned a lot! And always remember, if you need any assistance whatsoever keeping your ride up to snuff, stop by Hassett Automotive. Any one of our knowledgeable service professionals would love to help you get your car running like new!

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Summer Car Maintenance (Part 2)

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A couple weeks ago we did a blog with a few summer car maintenance tips. Just to recap, those tips were: Check your tires, Change your oil and oil filter, and de-winterize your car. But that’s just a few of the many things you can do to make sure your car is good-to-go for the summer months. Today we’d like to take a second and go over a few more things you can do to make sure your car keeps running strong during the hottest time of the year.

  • Check all the belts and hoses. The key to keeping your engine happy in the summer is keeping it cool. And just like you would want some nice cold water to keep you cool on a hot day, your car needs some coolant to keep it cool. So make sure all those hoses and belts under the hood are in good working order (AKA no cracks or leaks).
  • Your cars air filter can get clogged with sand and salt over the winter months, so to make sure your car can breathe, and is getting maximum MPG, change your air filter. The DOE even states that replacing a clogged filter can improve mileage by as much as 10 percent.
  • Summer’s are notorious for thunderstorms that pop-up out of nowhere. Make sure your ready to take on a torrential downpour with some fresh wiper blades. They’re not too expensive and you can get them at most department stores.

Keep checking our blog for the third and final installment of Summer Car Maintenance Tips which should be up sometime in the next couple weeks. And remember – Hassett Automotive is here for all your car care needs! If you need any help getting your car back in tip top shape, give us a call.

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Hassett Automotive is here for all your car care needs

Summer Car Maintenance (Part 1)

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Summer is officially here! That means it’s time for warm weather, vacations, cookouts, and pool parties. However, it also means it’s the time of the year that your car hates that most. That’s right. Just when you thought summer was full of only awesome and fun things, we had to go spoil that for you. But wait! Even though summer can definitely be tough on your car, and even take years off its life, there are several things you can do to make sure your car is good-to-go for the hot summer months.

  • Check your tires. And we’re not only talking about the four tires at each corner of your car. Make sure you check your spare tire too! All five of your car’s tires should have adequate tread and air pressure. One fun and easy way to check tread is to stick a penny in the tread of the tire – if Abe’s head disappears, you’re golden!
  • Change oil and oil filter. I am just as guilty as anyone for procrastinating on an oil change. But what I didn’t realize is that oil is the lifeblood of your car! It’s what keeps all those moving parts moving correctly so you can get from point A to point B safely. Don’t wait! Get it done now at the beginning of summer.
  • This may seem obvious, but you need to de-winterize your car. In other words, if you put snow tires on your car for winter, take them off. It’s not winter anymore and this quick and painless change will save you lots of moolah at the gas pump.

We hope these tips are useful for you! Keep checking our blog for more tips coming in the next couple weeks. And always remember, Hassett is always here to help you with all your car maintenance needs. Stop by today and let us get your car up to snuff!


After a Hard Working Winter, Pamper Your Car this Spring

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The last snow fall has been plowed away, and now it’s time to start planning your spring road trip!  To wash away the winter dirt and grime from your car and prepare for the spring, we consulted with for some After-Winter Car Care tips.

Clean it up: Wash away the salt residue and dirty streaks with a good car wash.  Make sure to target important areas like the underbody, around the front and rear bumpers and wheel wells.  While you are taking care of this dirty task, check for any rust damage.

Tires: Excessive snow and ice can wreck havoc on your tires, so make sure to check the tread and tire pressure.  Also, even if you don’t need new tires, make sure to get them rotated.  Right now we have a special for a free tire rotation.

Brakes: Makes sure to have your brakes inspected by a professional.  They play a huge role in keeping you safe during the winter and we want that to continue through the spring and summer.  At Hassett Automotive, we are also having a special for a free brake inspection.

Battery: Unless you enjoy being stranded, you should get your battery checked.  Winter weather takes a toll on many of the battery components.  Stop by our dealership for a free battery testing.

Stop by our dealership to take advantage of our great offers and have your vehicle inspected today.  Our staff here at Hassett Automotive hopes you stay safe on the roads this spring!


Monday, April 15th, 2013


It’s officially here. And though slow in coming, Spring’s gentler weather and annual activities both personal and professional will arrive in a matter of weeks. Men and women who rely on their truck(s) to literally drive their seasonal businesses know that Hassett has the lowest prices on the high-quality, heavy-duty Ford trucks they need for maximum productivity and profitability.

this-is-the-realest-logo-seriously-this-time“Savings and selection are just the beginning of what the Hassett Truck Connection can do to help businesses ‘Spring Ahead’,” notes Hassett’s Commercial Sales Manager Ken Vighi. “We can custom-build — or after-market customize — a truck or van to fit the specific needs of virtually any business. And because Hassett is a certified Ford Powertrain Distribution Center and Business Preferred Network dealership, you can be confident we have the knowledge and experience to ensure your complete satisfaction.”

Whatever truck or van you require, Hassett has it in stock and ready for immediate delivery: F350, F450, and F550 landscape bodies; F350 and F550 mason dump bodies; small or large Box trucks, Econoline vans, Transits, and Parcel Delivery cargo vans; even insulated refrigerated vans. Hassett also has the brand new 2014 Super Duty pick ups; two door, four door, short bed, long bed. We have whatever you need ready to take home at a moment’s notice. Landscape truck ready to take ‘home’ at a moment’s notice. If your business needs to be ‘Spring-loaded’, Hassett has the ‘ammunition’ to help you get the job done right, whether it’s:

• General Contractors                         • Plumbing Contractors

• Landscapers                                       • Electricians

• Caterers                                               • Florists

• Pool Cleaning/Repair                       • Cable/Electronic Repair

“Hooking up with the Hassett Truck Connection gives you a fully-equipped ‘partner’ with the tools to succeed, “ Vighi adds. “We understand what you need to run an efficient business, so we offer numerous benefits including 24-hour drop-off service and instant lines of credit. Thanks to our 12,000-square-foot Commercial Truck Service Center, we’re able to provide a standard of quality repairs and maintenance, quick turnaround, and affordability unsurpassed in our industry. Lastly, but by no means least, as the only dealership on Long Island to be awarded Ford Motor Company’s prestigious ‘President’s Award’ for sales and service for ten consecutive years, Hassett provides a business advantage like no other dealership.” These include:

•           Expert repairs by Ford-certified technicians

•           Special pricing and service accommodations for all types of fleet accounts

•           Truck specialist available seven days a week.

•           The region’s largest inventory of certified Ford parts

Don’t wait until Spring is in full bloom…head over to Hassett Automotive now to see the full line of new, customizable commercial trucks ready for immediate delivery. Or call the experts at The Hassett Truck Connection at (516) 809-4444 to discuss your specific needs, and let us help you start taking better care of your business this season, and for many to come!

Get Ready For Winter at Hassett Automotive

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Can you believe winter is almost here? Before we know it, we’re going to be shoveling our driveways and scraping the ice off our windshields before work. And as hard as it can be to prepare yourself mentally for the winter season, we wanted to let you know that at Hassett Automotive, we can get your car ready to face Old Man Winter in no time.

In fact, right now at the Hassett Automotive service center, it’s only $39.95 for “The Works” (includes an oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, multi-point inspection, fluid top-off, a battery test, filter check, and a belt/hoses check). And if it’s time to put some new tires on your car, the Autumn tire event is still going on at Hassett.

Don’t get left out in the cold this winter. Swing by our service center and let one of our certified technicians get your car running in tip-top shape. You’ll be glad you did. See you soon!