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. 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

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

3 Easy Ways to Give Thanks to Your Car!

Whether it’s a trip to work or a trip to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, there’s one thing that keeps you moving and asks for very little in return: Your vehicle. This holiday season give thanks to your vehicle with three simple check-ups that will keep it running smoothly. Take it in for a rotation/balance service Periodically changing you’re the position of your vehicle’s tires from front to back or from one side to the other … Read More

Should I Get a Car or an SUV? Top 3 Differences You Need to Know

So you’re getting a new vehicle and you wonder whether you want to get a car or an SUV. While SUVs do offer a few advantages over cars, including increased protection, higher driving position, and greater towing capacity, they tend to be more costly to maintain than cars and also carry a larger footprint. Below are the top three differences you should keep in mind when deciding on whether to purchase a car or an … Read More

Ask the Mechanic!

Vehicles come in all makes and models, shapes and sizes, and from different manufacturers, but once you put a significant amount of miles on them, they tend to have many of the same maintenance requirements. Here at Atlantic Tire & Service, we receive daily calls and visits from customers with similar engine issues hoping to understand the cause and best course of action. Below are the top five most asked questions regarding vehicle maintenance that … Read More

What Fall Means for Your Car

Summer in North Carolina can be brutal. As the sticky air makes way for a cool fall breeze, it’s important to understand how the temperature change will affect your car. It also serves as a signal to get in front of harshest of seasons, because with the entrance of fall, winter is just around the corner. While a simple check-in with Atlantic Tire & Service will shed light on what you’ll need to prep for … Read More