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Winter Safety Tips – Don’t End Up In the Ditch!

January 14th, 2016
Some people love winter. They love the snow, the snap in the air, the short days and cozy nights at home. Others can’t stand it, for many of the same reasons. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, though, chances are you’re going to have to get out and drive in it at some point. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you through the winter safely: 

Make sure you’ve got a well-maintained car. This includes fresh windshield wipers, proper tire inflation, a strong battery, a properly-maintained cooling system and a fresh oil change. If your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, you might consider switching to winter tires for a while – just 
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Does Your Car Need Suspension Repair?

November 18th, 2015

The suspension system does much more than just provide you with a smooth ride. While ride comfort is a big part of its job it also helps keep all four wheels on the ground ensuring effective braking, and it keeps the vehicle from rolling over during cornering. The suspension plays an integral part in keeping your vehicle safe to drive, but only if it is in proper working order. Here are 4 signs it's time for suspension repair.

One Tire Seems Lower

If you notice that one corner of your car is sitting lower than the res ...[more]

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The Vital Role Clean Air Filters Play in Maintaining Your Vehicle

November 10th, 2015

A clean air filter is necessary for the proper operation of your vehicle. Last year, during the national car care month inspections, the Car Care Council found that 18%, or nearly 1 in 5 vehicles, needed new air filters. Read on to learn more about the important role clean air plays in your vehicle.

  • Precise Performance – An engine needs a mixture of fuel and air to operate properly. Without air, the gasoline or diesel fuels cannot burn and provide the energy needed to power th ...[more]
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How To Get Your Car Ready For Summer

October 15th, 2015

Summer temperatures can reach impressive levels in Atlanta, so it’s important to make sure your car is equipped to handle the heat. Here are a few tips to prepare your car for summer.

Check the Cooling System

To protect the engine from corrosion, maximize fuel efficiency, and support proper oil viscosity, your vehicle’s cooling system will attempt to keep the engine at 200°F. In the hot weather, however, it’s not uncommon for the engine to reach temperatures exce ...[more]

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The Consequences of Not Replacing Tires When the Tread Runs Out

October 1st, 2015

If your tires are low on tread and you have been putting off going to a tire store to purchase replacements, you should know that there are a number of consequences you may be risking. Here is a look at some of the consequences you face when the tread on your tires run out.

Blowouts

When your tires are too old or don’t have enough tread, they will be more likely to blowout. A blowout can occur when you run over a sharp object on city roads or even on the freeway, which makes it a big safety concern that should not b ...[more]

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Benefits of Regularly Scheduled Maintenance

September 15th, 2015

Maintaining a car is similar to maintaining yourself as a human: you make appointments for regular checkups to make sure everything is in working order, and this helps you catch any potential problems early. These principles are the same for your car, so regularly scheduled maintenance can provide many benefits.

Regularly scheduled automotive maintenance will make sure that you get the most out of your vehicle. You want your vehicle to last as long as possible, and regularly maintaining it will make sure that you avoid breakdowns and keep your car moving. When you bring your car in for maintenance, you can have your oi ...[more]

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Common Vehicle Problems Caused By The Summer Heat

August 19th, 2015

The summer heat in Atlanta is extremely intense and can cause heat related auto failure. To keep your car from overheating or experiencing other heat-related problems during Georgia’s heat waves, take the following measures and precautions:

Watch Out for Signs of Engine Overheating

Familiarize you ...[more]

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Top Signs of Transmission Trouble

August 11th, 2015

As the component of your vehicle that transmits power from the engine to the live axle, your transmission is essential to the operation of your car. Without it, your engine could not propel your car forward or backward. To detect transmission trouble when it first arises, keep an eye out for the following signs that your transmission could be losing its efficacy and require automotive repair service.

Fluid Leaks

If you start to not ...[more]

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5 Signs Your A/C Needs Service

July 7th, 2015

The summer heat can be very difficult to manage in the Atlanta area, especially if your vehicle isn’t prepared for it. Nothing is more uncomfortable or inconvenient than a broken down air conditioner in the middle of the summer. Fortunately, you can use these tips to catch any problems and keep the cold air blowing all summer long. 

Air Conditioner Not Starting

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Tire Buying Guide

June 18th, 2015

Tires are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle so it's important that you properly maintain and replace them as needed. Buying tires is often an intimidating experience, but when armed with a little information you'll be able to approach the process with enough knowledge and confidence to be sure you're getting exactly what you need. The following tire buying tips are all you'll need to make an informed decision.

  1. Do you really need new tires? The first step in the ...[more]
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