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What is “Preventative Maintenance?”

If you’ve ever had your car in a shop, you’ve most likely heard the term “preventative maintenance” however, just what is preventative maintenance? Preventative maintenance is jobs done to your car to prevent problems. Changing spark plugs, filters, and belts are kinds of preventative maintenance done during factory-preset intervals. If you're curious about what kind of battery you need, look no further! Today we're talking all about batteries. The battery you see in cars is called a "starting" battery. It is called so because it's designed simply to start the car, it provides quick jolts of energy as compared to long, sustained amounts of [...]

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Best Practices For Starting Your Car In The Cold

MINT HILL, NC – First and perhaps most obviously, keep your car as warm as you can. In comparison to many northern states our winters are pretty mild, so you don’t need to dump money into things like block heaters, but keeping the car garaged if possible is a great start. even garages without HVAC are still warmer than the outside and your car is prote [...]

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How To “Winterize” Your Daily Driver

MINT HILL, NC – So, a few weeks back we talked about prepping a car that will sit over winter. Of course, the natural follow-up question to that is “but what about the one that won’t?” Great question! Those cars need some love too, let’s talk about it. Get some de-icer windshield washer fluid and an i [...]

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Prepping A Car That “Sits” In The Winter

MINT HILL, NC – Many folks park certain cars during the wintertime. Maybe it’s a fun little sports car that isn’t so fun when it’s 20 degrees out, maybe it’s a family camper, maybe it’s a pickup that tows the boat to the lake, or maybe it’s simply a car you just don’t like driving when it’s cold out. No matter the reason, it’s important [...]

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What Are Continuously Variable Transmissions?

The newest toy of the automotive world is the continuously variable transmission, or CVT. A CVT is an automatic transmission that, instead of having a fixed number of gears, uses two pulleys, usually cone-shaped, that can adjust their own width. One pulley is attached to the engine, and the other sends that power to the driving wheels. By using adjustable [...]

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Auto Repair in Mint Hill – Should I Replace My Headlights?

Headlights are a crucial part of any car. After all, without them, driving after sunset would be more of a dangerous stunt than a common activity. Headlights, like any other part, wear over time. Replacing headlights, however, are not as cut and dry as "change your headlights at X miles," but "when can you not see anymore?" To expand on the topic, we spoke with Manchester Auto [...]

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Mint Hill Auto Repair – How do I know if I need new brakes?

  Picture yourself driving down a street, one with a traffic light not too far ahead of you. As you apply the breaks, you realize that you have to press much harder on the pedal than you used to. Sometimes you even have to start applying the brakes hundreds of feet sooner than normally. Has this ever happened to you?  If it has, it is time to bring your vehicle in into [...]

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What is “Preventative Maintenance?”

If you’ve ever had your car in a shop, you’ve most likely heard the term “preventative maintenance” however, just what is preventative maintenance? Preventative maintenance is jobs done to your car to prevent problems. Changing spark plugs, filters, and belts are kinds of preventative maintenance done during factory-preset intervals.