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
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
Save the Date! September 11-17 is Game Time!
Mark your calendars! It’s that time of the year again! We’re excited to announce that for the third year straight year, Atlantic Tire & Service will host the Atlantic Tire Championships, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit event featuring top professional talent from the world of tennis. From September 11th through 17th, 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams will compete for $50,000 in total cash prizes. The USTA Pro Circuit grants players … Read More
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