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

Ricky and Dianne Benton awarded 2015 Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award

Ricky and Dianne Benton received the 2015 Tire Business Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award. Dianne Benton — the first woman to receive the award — and Ricky were presented the award Nov. 2 at the Tire Industry Association’s annual Tire Industry Honors event during the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas. As part of their recognition, the Bentons also received a special medal symbolizing their efforts in giving back, and Tire Business donated $2,500 to the Lake Waccamaw, N.C.-based Boys & Girls Home of North Carolina., the Bentons’ designated charity. "There is an old saying that those who are blessed are supposed to bless others. We just feel like we are supposed to give back, especially in the community in which we live.” -Dianne Be ...

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Winter’s Coming – Are Your Tires Ready?

Winter’s on its way, and in many parts of the country that will mean snow and ice. Are your tires ready for winter weather? Tires in Raleigh, NC

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 costs you in terms of fuel consumption. It&rsqu ...
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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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Black's Tire Service named MTD 2015 Tire Dealer of the Year

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