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What To Do When Your Car Overheats

As temperatures heat up, so do our car’s engines. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make sure climbing temperatures don’t permanently harm your car. The following are easy steps to take if your car overheats: First, always carry an extra bottle of coolant and a jug of water in your car. Usually […]

Spring Tire Check

Spring weather can create unpredictable road conditions on the roads in North Carolina. Before you hit the roads this month, take a few minutes to perform a quick tire check and make sure your vehicle’s tires are ready for any condition! 1. Check the tire pressure once per month. Temperature swings can affect the tire […]

Drive Safety on Wet Roads this Spring

While we’re grateful for the warmer weather that the dawn of springtime affords us, March and April also typically contain a fair amount of rainy days that can be hazardous to driving conditions here in Guilford County. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe on wet and slippery driving surfaces this spring: […]

Gas Saving Tips

Nobody likes having to fill their gas tank up, but, if you drive a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, it’s an unavoidable occurrence. While there’s no avoiding having to feed your car with the fuel it needs to operate, there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your […]

Battery Corrosion FAQ

As car batteries age, they will begin to corrode. While a small amount of corrosion will generally not affect your battery’s performance, larger buildups can be highly problematic for your vehicle. What can cause batteries to corrode faster than normal? The vast majority of corrosion will occur on your battery’s terminals. As hydrogen gas is […]

Five Ways to Avoid Car Theft

While not as traumatic as a write-off crash or dramatic breakdown, the experience of having your vehicle, or its contents, stolen is nonetheless one of the worst ordeals a car owner can endure. Should your vehicle be recovered after it’s stolen, there are still myriad headaches to endure as you get repairs taken care of, […]

Aging Timing Belt Warning Signs

A rubber belt festooned with teeth, timing belts are designed to keep your vehicle’s crankshaft in sync with its camshaft and ensure that engine valves and pistons are operating in proper sequence. While relatively durable thanks to its typically nylon-reinforced innards, your timing belt will still need to be changed out every 90,000 miles or […]

The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

If you want your car to handle properly then having properly-aligned wheels is of paramount importance. Your vehicle’s suspension system connects the wheels to the body and helps provide a steady ride even along an uneven driving surface. Over time, your suspension will start to bend or warp after you’ve hit enough pot holes, curbs, […]

Computer On Board!

Cell phones, refrigerators, washing machines…virtually everything that we plug into an outlet these days comes equipped with its own computer. Why would our cars be any different? All cars produced today come standard with at least one computer. Car computers aren’t the same as the personal computers and laptops we use to work and access […]

Easy Steps For Jump Starting A Car

One of the absolute most frustrating things is to jump into your car and learn that you have a dead battery, exactly when you need to get going and on the road. Luckily there just a few items that you need and a few steps to follow to get your car up and running again. […]