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Integrity!

Dear Orlando --

          Nearly 14 years ago I brought a car in for "squeaking brakes." Your people came out and said, "We just blew the brake dust out and you'll be fine!" they could have replaced the brakes at over $100.00, and I'd have paid in full, not even knowing the difference.

          I said to myself, "I'm going back to Black!!!"  Integrity!

          Today I brought my 2012 Chrysler 200 in for the same problem, squeaking brakes backing out of the garage.  With nearly 50,000 miles on them, it many be time, but I silently prayed, "Lord please let it be inexpensive!"

          And YOU came back to me with my same story from 14 years ago.  &quo ...

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Don’t Let Auto Repair Problems Ruin Christmas!

The 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: Auto Repair in Whiteville, NC

  • 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&r ...
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Why You Should Never Drive Through Water

Well, 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: auto repair in Raleigh, NC
  • 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
  • Six inches of water ...
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Improve Vehicle Safety with Brake Repair

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 ...

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Dangers of Skipping an Oil Change

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 ...

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