Buckhead Tire & Auto Repair Blog
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Cars Are Safer Than Ever, But…
February 15th, 2016
Here’s the good news. If you have the misfortune of being in a collision in a later-model car, your chances of survival are better than ever. For a long time, people thought that the mass of sheet metal and drivetrain in a 60s or 70s-era car inherently kept the driver and passengers safer. That’s now been definitively proven wrong.
Vintage cars have been crash-tested with newer, much smaller and lighter vehicles, and it’s the vintage cars that always come out much worse in these encounters. With no seatbelts, no airbags, no padded surfaces, old-style safety glass and doors that could pop open and eject the occupants, older cars were pretty lethal, really. With 50s-era cars in particular, their rigid frames and bodies might hold up fairly well in a collision…but the passengers, not so much.
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5 Signs You Need An Oil Change
November 3rd, 2015
- Oil level is dropping: especially on older vehicles, it’s not unusual for them to leak or burn a quart of oil between oil changes. If the oil level shown on your engine’s dipstick is starting to drop, that could be a sign that it’s time for new oil. If your vehicle is burning enough oil to show blue smoke from the tailpipe, that’s another story…
- Engine noise: sometimes, you might be able to noti ...
Website Launch Announcement: Buckhead Tire & Auto Repair Launches New Site
November 2nd, 2015
We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.
The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.
With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.
We invite you to visit our new website today.
Winter Driving: A Fluid Situation
September 15th, 2015
- Cooling System – Your vehicle’s radiator, water pump, thermostat and coolant do a lot more than prevent overheating. Coolant also protects the engine in freezing conditions, but over time the antifreeze/water mixture starts to pick up corrosion and contaminants that compromise it. Your cooling system should be flushed and the coolant replaced at regular intervals. Every two years is a good rule of thumb, regardless of the number of miles dri ...