The Effects of Traffic on Your Vehicle

For many of us who take a daily drive to work, traffic is high on the list of things we wish we could avoid. It can be inevitable, unpredictable, and often times stressful. But while your brain may be in knots while sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, your vehicle is taking an even bigger beating. High-volume periods of traffic tend to be accompanied by a pattern of rapid accelerations and sudden stops, which can deplete the … Read More

Tesla: 3 of the Most Talked About Updates

Tesla has made headlines the past few weeks due to fluctuating share value and CEO Elon Musk’s emotional and bold public persona. While the electric car pioneer has been known for over a decade as a beacon of fossil fuel alternatives and green energy, he has also  become arguably synonymous with questionable profitability. Here are our picks for the top 3 recent updates from the world’s most buzz-worthy vehicle manufacturer. Tesla Going Private? Elon Musk … Read More

The 4 Key Fluids

Most of us go out for an oil change completely neglecting the other essential fluids that our vehicles need to stay up and running. A vehicle is, quite literally, a machine made up of moving parts, all of which rely on the maintenance of fluids to stay functional. Below are four key fluids and the role they play in keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Oil When we think about essential car fluids, oil is typically … Read More

The Future of Driving: Three Predictions

Will we ever have flying cars? Likely not for some time —The regulations and control surrounding air traffic would be a logistical nightmare. Thanks to numerous advances in vehicle technology, however, we are inching closer to the future that science fiction media has promised us since the invention of the first automobile. That future may be coming sooner than you think. Below are three of our predictions for the future of driving within the next … Read More

Four Ways to Save on Gas

While prices fluctuate and never stay the same, the one constant regarding gas is that we all need it to get around. Whether we’re driving to work, running errands, or going on trips, a few simple changes in your driving lifestyle can add up to big cost savings when it comes to gas. Below are four ways you can save money on gas this summer season. 1. Take it Slow Slow and steady might not … Read More

The Anatomy of a Car

We talk a lot about “how to check this” and “what’s the best way to maintain that” but we realized that we toss around a lot of vocabulary and want to be sure everyone understands the fundamental parts of their vehicle. Time for an anatomy class! Radiator With all the moving parts under the hood of a vehicle, keeping the engine cool is a tall task. Though it doesn’t do any of the heavy lifting, … Read More

Top 5 Blogs for Car Enthusiasts

Do you find yourself wishing you had more car info in your life? There are tens of thousands of car blogs updated daily containing opinions, advice, and general trending topics. If you want to see what’s happening in the world of automobiles, or if you find yourself in a constant state of car-repair panic, below are the top 5 blogs we recommend to wet your automotive appetite. YouFixCars.com Mark Gittleman, an ASE Certified Master Technician … Read More

Three Common Myths About Your Car – Busted!

Though there have been major manufacturing changes to vehicles over the past several decades, many car myths continue to permeate popular culture. While most maintenance-related car myths originated with a kernel of truth, most have since become unnecessary, and in some cases, far less beneficial for your vehicle. Below are three of the most common car myths that have been completely busted. Automatic transmissions are less fuel-efficient than manual transmissions Not so fast. While some … Read More

Our Mechanic’s Choice for Top Vehicle

When looking to purchase a new or used vehicle, you’ve probably asked around about the most dependable car brands in terms of maintenance and reliability. While you may have heard all sorts of recommendations, ranging from Toyota to Nissan to Kia, we decided to get a collective opinion from our auto experts. At Atlantic Tire & Service, we’ve polled our ASE Certified mechanics in all four shops and the undisputed winner is… Honda. Below are … Read More

Let’s Choose Some Tires!

Buying replacement tires for a car, SUV, or truck can be tough task to manage. Tires are crucial to your vehicle’s handling and braking capabilities, which makes maintaining and replacing them a crucial aspect of your vehicle’s safety. Before viewing the selection of tires that Atlantic Tire & Service has to offer, below are a few key things to keep in mind. What vehicle do you own? The options become a bit more vast the … Read More