What is a North Carolina State Inspection?

North Carolina state inspections have been mandatory since 1964. NC state inspection are required when it’s time for you to renew your car registration. There are two parts to the state inspection: an emissions check and a safety check. All vehicles on the roads that are under 35 years old have to have both inspections

Top 5 Most Expensive Toll Roads in America

Highway tolls are something we have to account for when traveling. We may not be aware of any new construction, but we understand that the tolls need to be paid. There are still 22 states that don’t collect tolls, but that leaves plenty that do. Not every highway cost us the same to travel across

Answers to Frequently Asked Auto Repair Questions

USA Automotive is excited to celebrate our 29th birthday! We are honored to have been able to provide quality and reliable auto repair services in Raleigh since we first opened on July 1, 1986. 29 Years of Outstanding Automotive Services in Raleigh, NC Our goal has always been to keep Raleigh’s vehicles safe and to

Pollen and your car

What Pollen Season Means for Your Car

If you’ve lived in the Carolinas for at least a year, you’ve encountered the springtime pollen season. And if you’ve been here for awhile, you’ve learned how to deal with it. Not like we have a choice in the matter. But in the midst of all your sneeze attacks, watery eyes, and allergy medications, there’s

Check Engine Light illuminated in a car's dashboard

Answers to the 4 Most Frequently Asked Check Engine Light Questions

At USA Automotive, we love answering our customers auto repair and maintenance questions! We believe automotive education is an important factor in building trust and maintaining safer automobiles. One of the most mysterious car parts it seems is the check engine light. Our expert mechanics get tons of questions about this helpful little dashboard light,