Shop Talk: Sound Like a Pro with These Proper Auto Terms – Part I

Unless you work in the auto industry or have a keen interest in cars, some of the terms used during routine maintenance might be confusing to the average automobile owner. It helps to be knowledgeable about the basics before you bring your car in for service so you can better understand the process. Our own […]

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Proper Care for Vintage Vehicles

Classic cars aren't just fun to look at; they're fun to drive. Whether it's an item on your bucket list or a spur of the moment decision, buying a vintage car is a significant investment that requires time and money to preserve its beauty and performance. Here are a few tips that will help you protect your vehicle so you […]

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Why You Should Avoid Cruise Control During Bad 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 steady 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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Shocks & Struts 101

Due to advancements in the auto industry, the quality of your ride has improved considerably over the years. Without giving it much thought, you start your engine and expect a smooth, safe experience. If you happen to notice your car is bouncing more than usual when you drive, it could be your shock absorbers or struts, depending […]

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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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