Healthy Engines: Synthetic Oils & Fuel Injector Cleaner: Are New Technologies Really Helping?

On top of scheduling regular checkups with your local auto shop, you may have considered spending an extra buck on readily-available consumer products to keep your engine clean and running smoothly. While new technology claims to help your vehicle run better than ever, it’s often difficult to decipher what’s a fad and what’s actually helping your vehicle. Below we focus on two technologies — synthetic oils and fuel injector cleaner — to determine whether their … Read More

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.

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

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

To patch, or not to patch

You went camping and woke up to a cool morning breeze, the sound of water running over stone, and a flat tire. Few things ruin a scene like that. Say goodbye to the beautiful memory. While Ma makes pancakes, you’re getting out the jack and spare. By the time you’ve loosened and lug nuts, and put on the spare tire, everyone else has eaten and you get to enjoy cold scrambled eggs, links, and pancakes. … Read More