Gas Tank Mythbusters

If we had a dollar for every time our grandfathers told us some farfetched car myth, like how it’s best to gas up in the morning or how it’s bad for your car to let the tank run low, we’d all be rich. Sure, grandfathers can be pretty tough to argue with, but who knows […]

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What are Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems?

Ever wonder what that little horseshoe-shaped icon with the exclamation point on your dash means? If your car’s model year is 2007 or later, that little icon pops up on your dash when your tires are underinflated. It’s all part of your car’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a built-in mechanism that helps keep you […]

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Car Guy: Air Filters

In order for your car to start, your engine takes in air, which mixes with gas to make your car run. Along with that air comes a variety of dust, dirt, pollen, and other small particles that just aren’t good for your engine, which is why every car has an air filter in the engine. […]

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Why Steering and Alignment Matter

Keeping your car in shape is more than just maintaining the engine and transmission. Your steering system and alignment also play a huge role in your vehicle’s performance and should be checked regularly by an auto expert if you want to get the most out of them.   Alignment and suspension In short, the wheels […]

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The 6 Best Automotive Advances in the Last Decade

Every year cars just get better and better with new techy features and more fuel efficient engines that make driving more fun, affordable, and safer than ever before. Yes, the future is now, so let’s take a step back and look at six of the best automotive advances in the past decade.   #1: Rearview […]

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6 Simple Triathlon Training Tips

Thought our car care tips were great?  Well with the AAA Car Care North Carolina and South Carolina Triathlon Series having started, we figured we’d list a few easy training tips that are sure to get your body in gear for the challenge of a triathlon.   #1: Take baby steps. When training for a triathlon, […]

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Take Care of Your Car and Your Body

If you think about it, your car and your body have a lot in common. Both need some type of fuel for energy, and both need regular maintenance to stay healthy. For your car, maintenance means oil changes, new tires, and regular tune-ups. On the other hand, your body requires regular check-ups with the doctor, […]

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Technician Spotlight: Randy Vera

The world is full of good technicians, but here at AAA Carolinas, we pride ourselves for having extraordinary technicians, like AAA veteran technician Randy Vera. So in this technician spotlight, we sat down and talked to Randy about his experiences as a AAA team member​.  ​ SR: So Randy, how long have you worked for […]

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