Is It the Battery or Alternator?

We’ve all had those days where you hop in the car, insert your key in the ignition, turn it over, and… nothing. Your car decided to relieve itself of normal duties and take the day off. While a simple jump start might help whip it into shape, it’s often difficult to pin down the cause of the issue, with many people turning to two components: the battery and the alternator. Your vehicle’s battery and alternator … Read More

3 Quick Ways to Get Your Vehicle Summer Ready

The air is heating up, flowers are in full bloom, and you just said farewell to your heavy coat. It’s time to bust out the flip-flops and plan a well-deserved summer getaway. But as the summer months approach, it’s important to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape to handle the heat. So before you throw the towels and sunscreen in the back seat, below are few ways to summer-ize your car. Air Conditioning A poor … Read More

Michelin’s New Ever Grip Technology

Michelin Premier A/S “Our car came with another tire brand that was very stiff. The OEM tires were also terrible in rain and snow. When I read the reviews on this tire model, I decided to change my tires. Best decision ever!”

Trying to Make Your Old Car Last? 3 Simple Ways to Keep it Running

A car payment is a tough pill to swallow, especially when you might be able to squeeze a few more years out of your current vehicle. It’s much easier to repair your car than to invest in a brand new one, so if you’re eager to keep yours running a little longer, here are our top three easiest ways. Invest in an alignment Alignments ensure that proper wear and tear distributes evenly on all four … Read More

Video Library

Atlantic Tire & Service’s Blog covers a variety of tire and car care tips with videos by our own staff talking about our services. Music provided by Purple Planet. Checking Tire Pressure Atlantic Tire’s ASE Certified Service Advisor, Brandon, speaks on the importance of regularly checking your tire pressure.

Roadway Distractions Other Than Texting

We have all heard the frightening statistics about texting and driving. While we wholeheartedly agree that texting and driving do not mix, texting is not the only source of distractions for a driver. Here are just a few other things that can take a driver’s attention off the road for one or two precious seconds. Loud Music Blasting the stereo can impair hearing, and can also delay driving reaction times by preventing you from being … Read More

Vehicle Components that Need Replacement Often

Keeping your vehicle in top condition requires regular replacement of a handful of essential components. Make sure to keep up with recommended preventative maintenance schedules as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. If you bring your car or truck in for an oil change every 5,000 miles, you will be able to get these items replaced at the same time. Oil and Oil Filter The oil needs to be replaced more often than anything else in … Read More

Safety Tips for Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

North Carolina roads are treacherous places to drive when the snow starts to fall, as we have just seen recently. Snow plow equipment is limited, since it is not needed often enough to justify having many plow trucks on hand. Minor roads and rural areas tend to stay covered in snow and ice until the thaw comes. In addition to that, the climate in this region is conducive to icy road conditions, which is considerably … Read More

Will Self-Driving Cars Soon be a Reality?

As you may have heard, technology for self-driving autonomous vehicles has been under aggressive development for a number of years. But just how close is this technology to mainstream adoption? While the answer to this question has yet to be determined for certain, it seems that increasingly sophisticated levels of automation will work their way into commercially available vehicles. Completely driverless cars appear to be further down the road. Types of Car Automation The National … Read More