Buckhead Tire & Auto Repair Blog

Keep It Clean – It Pays Off!

There’s nothing like driving a car that’s just been washed and waxed, with a nice, clean, freshly-detailed interior. It’s a spring-cleaning ritual for many drivers, Auto Repair Atlanta, GAgetting out there and enjoying the nice weather while getting their vehicle looking great. Wax and polish help protect your car’s finish from the sun’s rays and from rain, grime and road grit…and a clean undercarriage helps ward off corrosion.

You shouldn’t just stop there, though. Other parts of your vehicle need to be kept in clean condition, too. Several of your car’s assemblies rely on clean fluid for lubrication and proper operation, and these fluids all tend to become contaminated over time:

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5 Signs You Need An Oil Change

Oil Changes in Atlanta, GAWe’re sure you’ve heard all the reasons why your car needs regular oil changes…it prevents premature wear, it keeps sludgy gunk from building up inside the engine, it helps you get more miles out of the car. But what are the signs you need the oil changed? It’s often not obvious, but there are a few signs…
  • 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 ...
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Winter Driving: A Fluid Situation

Winter Auto Repair in Atlanta, GAAt Atlanta Goodyear, we know the winters aren’t as tough here as they are in a lot of other parts of the country…but we also remember when our whole area got clobbered with that ice storm a couple of years ago. In light of that, we’d rather not any chances, so let’s talk for a minute about getting your car ready for winter.
  • 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 ...
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