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Don’t Let Auto Repair Problems Ruin Christmas!

December 1st, 2015
Auto Repair in Whiteville, NCThe Santas are in the stores, Christmas music is on the radio, and that means that before long, you’re going to be thinking about holiday travel. Winter driving is tough on vehicles for a lot of different reasons, so let’s go over a few things that you’ll want to address before hitting the road: 
  • Tires: This is where the rubber meets the road…literally. Make sure that you’ve got the right tires for all-season driving and check them for tread depth. The National Highway Transportation Safety Board and state laws require at least 2/32” of tread depth, but you really need at least 4/32” (or 1/8”) to be safe. Here’s an easy and quick way to check. Insert a penny into the tread grooves, Lincoln’s ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Black's Tire Service receives 2015 Tire Business Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award

November 4th, 2015
Ricky and Dianne Benton awarded 2015 Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award
  Posted in: Featured, News

Winter’s Coming – Are Your Tires Ready?

November 3rd, 2015
Tires in Raleigh, NCWinter’s on its way, and in many parts of the country that will mean snow and ice. Are your tires ready for winter weather? 
Winter conditions and cold weather are tough on all the systems in your car. The battery and starting system, fuel system, suspension and drivetrain are all affected by winter weather. You can up your odds of coming through winter OK, though, if you just observe some basics in regards to your tires. 
  • All four tires should be the same brand, or at least the same tread pattern, type and size. Mismatched tires can result in jittery, “squirrelly” handling that is hard to eradicate. 
  • Get in the habit of checking your tire inflation. Low tire pressure wears tires prematurely and ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101

Why You Should Never Drive Through Water

October 12th, 2015
auto repair in Raleigh, NCWell, it’s fall, and in many parts of the country that means that weather extremes are likely to start picking up. Storms, high winds, hail, heavy rain and flooding…and every time, there’s someone who tries to drive through high water only to get swept away. If they’re lucky, they can get out and be rescued by emergency crews. 
There are SO many reasons to not drive through high water: 
  • You can’t see the road, so you really don’t know what you’re getting into and can easily drive straight into a ditch
  • Especially around bridges, high water can wash away the ground underneath the pavement, meaning your vehicle can easily drop right through the road
  Posted in: Car Care Tips

Black's Tire Service named MTD 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year

September 18th, 2015
Modern Tire Dealer names Black's Tire Service, 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year
  Posted in: Featured, News


September 17th, 2015










Pictured: Ryan Benton, Ricky Benton and Rick Benton Jr of Black’s Tire, with Gary Faircloth (President/CEO) of Boys and Girls Homes of NC.



Locally owned Black’s Tire & Auto Service held its 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Homes of NC. The tournament was held at Aberdeen Country Club in Longs, SC and brought teams from across the country together to raise money for the Homes.

Black’s Tire staff from their 30+ locations in North and South ...[more]

Oil Changes in Raleigh, NC

June 2nd, 2015

Why does everyone say oil changes are so important?

At Black’s Tire & Auto Service, we do a lot of oil changes in Raleigh, NC. But what makes them so important?

An internal combustion engine is built to precise specifications, meaning that all the moving parts inside are put together very tightly. To avoid damage and reduce friction-Oil Change & Auto Repair in Raleigh, NCrelated heat, this very complex machine has to stay well-lubricated with quality motor oil, meaning regular oil changes in Raleigh, NC.

Motor oils have come a long way in the last 20 years, and even conventional, mineral-based oil now contains detergents and additives that help it last longer and do a better job. Any oil, however, will break down over time; the combustion process generates soot, chemicals, carbon and othe ...[more]

  Posted in: Car Care Tips

Improve Vehicle Safety with Brake Repair

September 1st, 2014

brake repair raleigh ncHolding utmost significance as one of the most important vehicle safety features, properly functioning brakes are necessary to both vehicle operation and dependability. Responsible for all slowing down and stopping motions, brake repair should never be ignored or overlooked. Servicing customers for over 85 years, Black’s Tire and Auto Service in Raleigh, NC encourages drivers to participate in regular brake repairs and inspections per driving practices. Recognizing the importance of brake repair to vehicle safety, driving with improper brakes could at best cause vehicle immobility, although at worst a potentially avoidable accident.

The greater majority of non-commercial vehicles operate using a brake system called “friction braking”. This system involves heat storage in a rotating part, either a d ...[more]

  Posted in: Car Care Tips

Dangers of Skipping an Oil Change

August 1st, 2014

oil change raleigh ncIf an engine is the heart of a vehicle, consider the oil to be the blood. Thus, understanding the importance of routine auto repair such as oil changes can both improve vehicle drivability and lengthen longevity of life. Scheduling an oil change around every 3,000 miles should be more than a routine errand, but instead an investment in the future of your vehicle. Black’s Tire and Auto Service in Raleigh, NC works diligently to ensure the vehicle safety of all drivers, finding small auto repairs such as oil changes to be the most significant throughout the life of a vehicle.

Participating in regularly scheduled oil changes is necessary to maintain proper engine operations and ensure all preventative measures are taken for vehicle safety. Consequently, as regular engine operations progress and oil ages, debris is col ...[more]

  Posted in: Car Care Tips

Tire Safety and Tips

July 9th, 2014

raleigh nc tiresSustaining a vehicle at safe, road-ready conditions involves many components of maintenance and auto repair. Amidst the check-ups and scheduled servicing, vehicle owners easily forget one of the most important safety features of any vehicle- the tires. Consider these helpful tips coupled with the specialized advice and workmanship of Blacks Tire and Auto Service in Raleigh, NC to keeping your vehicle’s tires in optimal condition. Prepare any vehicle for the surprises of road wear and driving with proper tire maintenance and repairs.

Serving Raleigh, NC since 1929 with the highest quality in name brand tires, Black’s Tire and Auto Service knows the best way to maintain a healthy set of tires is through preventative maintenance and customer care. In order to provide top pe ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires 101
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