Why You Should Avoid Cruise Control in Inclement Weather

The skies are overcast and the wind is howling, but you’re warm and toasty in your car, breezing along the highway with your cruise control set at a cool 70 mph. Traffic is pretty light on this chilly afternoon, and your coffee thermos is still halfway full from the last stop. Your road trip couldn’t […]

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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Check Your Oil

Car ownership comes with a lot of responsibility. In addition to the financial obligations, you must maintain your vehicle regularly for optimal performance. Routine maintenance is necessary to help safeguard against breakdowns, mechanical damage and possible accidents.  Motor oil, which has evolved over the years, is vital to the life of the engine because it reduces the friction and keeps […]

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History of AAA Car Care

AAA Carolinas is a not-for-profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are one of the largest and fastest growing AAA clubs with more than 2 million members. Whether you are a member of our local club or not, you can get help anywhere at a AAA Car Care Center. We service members and non-members with […]

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4 Signs You Need New Spark Plugs

Although small, spark plugs have a big job, and are a crucial part of your vehicle. They produce an electrical spark enabling your car to start. Weak or bad spark plugs can lead to engine problems, decreased power, and a drop in fuel economy. Here are 4 signs your spark plugs need to be replaced. Trouble […]

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Top 5 Best Automotive Video Games

If you're into car racing, maybe you've visited the iconic NASCAR track at Charlotte Motor Speedway or a local park like Lancaster Speedway, to experience the excitement. Perhaps your interest in racing parlays into playing realistic motorsport video games. Whether it's the speed, the crashes, or both, auto racing is undeniably exciting. Here are the […]

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Should I Get My Wheel Alignment Checked?

There are very specific angles at which your vehicle’s wheels should be positioned in relation to the road. Correct wheel alignment allows your vehicle to travel safely, smoothly, and in a straight line. You might not realize the extent of damage that can be caused by hitting a pothole or a curb . Improper alignment can […]

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The Importance of Flushes & Maintaining Fluids

Regular vehicle maintenance is a crucial part of car ownership. An integral part of this process is maintaining and flushing fluids as recommended by your owner's manual. Here are the basics about fluids and which ones need your attention. Engine oil – If you're low on oil or it's time for an oil change, bring your car […]

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4WD vs. AWD – What’s the Difference?

There is so much to think about when buying a new car. Aside from the financing, potential repairs, and insurance, it's important to understand some of the terminology being used so you can choose the vehicle that best suits your lifestyle. All-wheel-drive (AWD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) are often used interchangeably but they operate differently and are found on different […]

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