Wheel Alignment

Every winter new potholes form, and every spring we patch them up, but not before we hit a few of them. Potholes, curbs, and speed bumps can cause your wheels to get out of alignment. You will know your tires are misaligned if you feel the car pulling to one side or the other. It can be a gentle pull, or in severe cases you might have to actually hold your steering wheel partially turned … Read More

Balancing your tires

Why it’s important Over the years cars have become a lot lighter. And lighter cars mean safer, faster, and longer lasting cars. So it’s mostly a positive. On the other hand, heavier cars with softer suspension generally offer a smoother ride. Owning one of the lighter cars built during the last couple decades means you will feel a lot more of the road beneath you. Today, getting and keeping your tires balanced is more important than ever because … Read More

Best Tires for Camry

One of the most popular cars out there is the Toyota Camry, and we get a lot of requests for tire recommendations for this car. Most people are not exactly drag racing in their Camry,  so, for the most part people are looking for all-season tires that are safe, have good traction, and provide a quiet, smooth ride.   With that in mind, here are our recommendations:   Michelin Energy Saver A/S Some of the … Read More

Atlantic Tire & Service named a 2016 DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Small Business!

Being a Blue Ribbon recipient means that Atlantic Tire & Service represents the very best in American small business! The 2016 DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Award Winners were selected from a record number of applicants from across the country and were judged in four key categories: strategic planning, employee development, customer service, and community involvement. All 100 Blue Ribbon Award Winners will be honored at the 12th annual America’s Small Business Summit, June 13-15, in Washington, D.C.  During the … Read More

When to replace your tires

Tire tread Tire manufactures suggest you replace your tires when they are worn down to 3/32 of an inch. State requirements allow you to go as low as 2/32 of an inch. These guidelines are to protect you from tire failure. Losing a tire while on the highway or even in the city can cause serious damage to you and your car. The tread on tires serves several purposes. One crucial aspect is to help … Read More

Make Tires Last Longer

  Your tires are one of the most underrated parts of your car. The technology and durability of each tire is truly remarkable.  If kept in a climate controlled warehouse, a tire can last a lifetime. And even once it’s on your car, it’s not unreasonable for your tire to last ten years. However, most tires last significantly shorter than that. There are several factors that determine the life of your tire, the first of … Read More

Winter Driving Preparation

  Every year we have a deep-seated hope that winter won’t really come, and even if it does it will probably be nice and mild. It’s only human. And so we wait for a big storm to convince us that we better prep our cars. Now that we are well into winter, here are a few key elements of winter safety: Tires Type Ideally, you have all-season tires. These are tires designed for increased traction in … Read More

Atlantic Tire Named 2016 NC Tire Industry Dealer of the Year

Atlantic Tire & Service began another excellent year of accolades when they recently received the NC Tire Industry Dealer of the Year Award from North Carolina Tire Dealers Association. This award is given by the North Carolina Tire Dealers Association and their peers, consisting of Dealers & Suppliers across our State, and also includes national affiliation of different areas.  Anthony Blackman, owner of Atlantic Tire & Service, also serves on the national Board of Directors of the (TIA) Tire … Read More

Checking tire pressure

It is important to monitor your tire pressure. Throughout the year, as temperatures change, tire pressure also changes. Tires with low air pressure have less traction, run hot, and get worse gas mileage. The good news is, checking your tire pressure is relatively easy if you are comfortable using a few tools. If not, you can always bring your car into us, and we’ll check your air pressure for free! The sticker If you want or … Read More

Ladies’ Spring Car Care Clinic – Tuesday April 19, 2016

Tired of the usual girls’ night out? Join us at our Ladies’ Spring Car Care Clinic on Tuesday April 19, 2016 from 6-8pm. Visit us at our Raleigh location, where you can enjoy wine and snacks, get great giveaways and learn all of the automotive tips and tricks you need to wow your next dinner guest! Taught by our ASE and TIA certified mechanics, this class will include both a seminar-style lecture and a hands-on … Read More