Is “Gap Insurance” Really Worth the Money?

If you are planning or considering the purchase of a new vehicle this holiday season, you will soon hear about gap insurance. When you buy a new or late-model used vehicle, gap insurance covers the “gap” between the wholesale book value of a car and the amount that you will owe on the loan (assuming you finance the vehicle). Most collision insurance policies cover the wholesale book value of a car, which is significantly less … Read More

Fleet Customer Spotlight: For Garden’s Sake

For Garden’s Sake is a custom landscape design company with a beautiful 20-acre Garden Center, situated on the Durham/Chatham county line. Their Garden Center showcases their talent for creating beautiful natural landscapes, complete with alpacas, goats, ducks, fish and a plentiful variety of annuals and perennials indigenous to North Carolina. Families often visit For Garden’s Sake. Guests are welcome to feed the animals and enjoy a picnic lunch. The property also features three picturesque ponds. … Read More

Selecting a Safe Vehicle for Your Family

This time of year, car dealers and manufacturers offer countless deals and incentives to entice buyers to make a new vehicle purchase. In many cases, the end of the year can be a great time to buy. Dealers are eager to move their inventory and make room for the next model year. If your car is racking up the miles, or if you are considering buying a vehicle for your teenage son or daughter approaching … Read More

Are Snow Tires Necessary in North Carolina?

This time of year, people sometimes ask us about snow tires: specifically, do they really make a car significantly safer during the winter—especially in an area like the Triangle that usually doesn’t see much snow? This is a judgment call, of course, but one important factor is this: in the event of a snow or ice storm, how likely is it that you will still need to drive your vehicle? If you live in an … Read More

Winterize Your Vehicle and Prepare for the Cold Weather

As the winter rapidly approaches, it’s an important time of year to be proactive and take care of your vehicle. “Winterizing” a car refers to getting your car ready before cold temperatures hit and snow and ice start to fall. Getting stranded in freezing weather is a situation that no one wants to face! Also, failure to prepare for winter can increase your chances of getting into an accident. Perform recommended winter maintenance. Last month, … Read More

Atlantic Tire’s Anthony and Beth Blackman are 2016 ‘Humanitarians’

As Featured in Tire Business – Photos by William Schertz CARY, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2016) — Anthony Blackman has a real problem with litter. It’s not uncommon for anyone who’s spent time with the owner of Cary-based Atlantic Tire & Service to witness him break stride — or even pump the brakes on his car in the middle of a parking lot — in order to retrieve a piece of trash that catches his eye. If you … Read More

Giving Back Spotlight: Pretty in Pink Foundation

The Pretty in Pink Foundation is a Raleigh-based charity that helps breast cancer patients receive access to treatment. They specifically focus on patients who do not have insurance and cannot afford proper care. Their headquarters is right here in Raleigh, and they work all throughout North Carolina. This organization was founded in 1991 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a cancer specialist. We at Atlantic Tire & Service greatly respect and appreciate the important work that the … Read More

Thomas O’Hannigan and Parker Bailey Win 2016 Repair My Ride Contest

Atlantic Tire & Service has announced two lucky winners of $1,000 in car repairs in recent social media contest Atlantic Tire & Service’s 2016 Repair My Ride Contest has officially ended, and there are two lucky winners. Thomas O’Hannigan, a student at Wake Tech who teaches piano to put himself through school, received the most votes online for his entry into the contest. Anthony Blackman, President of Atlantic Tire & Service, generously decided to reward a second contestant for his … Read More

Keep Your Business Fleet in Top Shape

If your business relies on company vehicles every day, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance of the company fleet. Different factors come into play when maintaining vehicles that are used for business. Mileage Service vehicles are often driven and used more heavily than personal vehicles, especially if your company provides services at the customer’s location. Businesses often put more stop-and-go mileage onto their vehicles, which can lead to greater wear and tear. … Read More

Fleet Customer Spotlight: YardNique

Atlantic Tire & Service is proud to have YardNique as a fleet services customer! YardNique is a locally-owned landscaping company that started in 1997, and has grown organically from a single-person, one-truck operation into a full-fledged company with over 400 employees. It is a true, living example of the American Dream in action. YardNique offers a full range of landscaping services for homeowners and businesses, including landscape design, outdoor lighting, irrigation systems and hardscaping. Many … Read More