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  1. Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Under-inflated tires can negatively impact vehicle performance, tread life and fuel efficiency.
  2. Check that your air filter isn’t clogged. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve a car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.
  3. Avoid overloading your car. Extra weight reduces fuel economy.
  4. Use the grade of motor oil recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
  5. Make sure your car is properly tuned. Regular vehicle maintenance can improve gas mileage by an average of 4.1 percent.
  6. Make sure your gas cap is on tight and is not damaged.
  7. Avoid quick or “jackrabbit” starts and stops, which can reduce your gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in the city.
  8. Observe the speed limit – gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 miles per hour.
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Download All Documents Related to Charity Golf Tournament & Myrtle Beach Hooters Pro Cup Race Event-June 20th and June 21st

2008 Race Flyer – [click here]

Intro Letter to Sponsor Partners – [click here]

2008 Golf Registration – [click here]

2008 Charity Golf Sponsorships – [click here]

2008 Business Promotion Proposal – [click here]

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Shallotte, NC

Last week, I was traveling to Shallotte and experienced some car problems.  I was alone, a female traveling on business and far from home so I quickly became alarmed and uneasy to stop just anywhere.  I stopped at your business just a few minutes before 5:30 pm so I just knew I would receive the “brush-off.”  To the contrary, the mechanics came to my rescue and didn’t seem to mind at all.  They were very nice, professional and courteous to me.  When I left I felt I relieved.  I have told so many people about my pleasant experience there.  I couldn’t have been more pleased with the service I received.  We are so quick to spread bad experiences that I want to say “Thank you” and I pray your business flourishes!

Vickie Turlington
Clinton, NC

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The Drew Crew

By Paul Warner

Drew Herring, driver of the No. 22s Black’s Tire&Auto Service Ford, always had fans at South Boston (Va.) Speedway and Southern National (N.C.) Raceway Park during his racing career. But, evidently, Herring’s fans are willing to venture far outside of Benson, N.C., to follow their favorite.

When the first practice rolled off at 10:30 a.m., they were already in their seats, cheering wildly when Herring made his first laps.

“That was crazy,” said a grateful Herring. “I’m in Florida, eight hours away from home, and I got just as many fans as anyone here. When you hear that many people cheer for you it gets you pumped up.”

Herring was a little too pumped up in qualifying, but he rallied from starting 21st-and a mid-race spin-to finish 10th in his first Pro Cup start.

“I thought were we at least going to be in the top 10 in qualifying, but the driv ...

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BTS at “The Rock”

Rockingham, NC – BTS was proud to be associated with the Matt Hawkins Racing Team this past Sunday at Rockingham Motor Speedway at the inaugural Carolina 500.  The race was nationally televised live on SPEEDVISION.

Check out the results:

See full article at:

As a side note, Matt Carter is the current points leader of the Arca racing series shown here.  It was only a couple years ago that Matt won the ”Rookie of the Year” honors in the Hooters Pro Cup Racing Division behind the wheel of the Black’s Tire and Auto #22 Chevrolet.

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