Category: Car Maintenance

Do Manufacturer Maintenance Schedules Really Matter?

August 26th, 2020 by

Every vehicle comes with its own manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, and while some drivers may choose the “If it is not broken, do not fix it,” it could cost them in the long run. The following information is meant to provide an honest answer to the question “Do manufacturer maintenance schedules really matter?”.  When going through

Why Are My Tires Wearing Unevenly?

April 17th, 2020 by

Tire tread patterns can tell you a lot about your vehicle if you know exactly what to look for. Checking your tires’ tread depth and wear condition is an easy way to know when it’s time to replace them. The overall condition can even serve as a warning sign that your vehicle needs a different

What The Dashboard Warning Lights In Your Car Mean

January 2nd, 2020 by

No matter the year, make, or model of your vehicle, dashboard lights are one of its essential components. They inform you whether the systems they’re tied to are working correctly or not. Understanding what the dashboard warning lights in your car mean is necessary to ensure a proper driving experience. These lights provide the most fail-proof

10 Tips To Maintain The Value Of Your Car

November 27th, 2019 by

Regardless of the vehicle you own, you want to keep it in the best shape for as long as possible. While many owners only worry about the value of their vehicle when the time comes to sell or trade, the truth is that there are many ways to be proactive in maintaining the value of

Car Maintenance Tips For Winter Season

January 22nd, 2019 by

When temperatures drop and frosting, rain and snow take over, the road becomes a more dangerous place and your vehicle requires a little extra care in order to function its best. By paying close attention to what your vehicle is telling you and following these car maintenance tips for winter season, you’ll be able to

Signs Your Brakes Are Defective

October 10th, 2018 by

Your car’s brakes are one of the most important components when it comes to safety. You want your brakes to work at top capacity at all times in order to avoid accidents. That’s why you should be aware of any of the warning signs of brake problems. Servicing your brakes is one of those routine

Tires. They keep us moving.

June 26th, 2018 by

  Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle and often we wait too late to check them.  Tire maintenance is something you should factor in just like your oil changes.  Tires sometimes can lose air pressure due to temperature or road conditions.  When the air pressure in your tire drops your

To A/C or not to A/C…that is the question….

June 21st, 2018 by

  Your Air Conditioning in your car may be something that you haven’t thought about for quite a few months with our extended winter.  Now, the heat is cranking up, overnight it seems, and you don’t want to be uncomfortably warm and turn on the cool air………and nothing. At USA Automotive we offer a performance

The pollen is finally all gone…….or is it?

June 12th, 2018 by

  Even though our vehicles and us are no longer covered with pollen, your vehicle may still be bogged down by the build up in your filters.  Most every car has a cabin air filter that filters air from the outside in to the vehicle for the air you breathe and your car uses for

Answers to Frequently Asked Auto Repair Questions

June 30th, 2015 by

USA Automotive is excited to celebrate our 36th 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. 36 Years of Outstanding Automotive Services in Raleigh, NC Our goal has always been to keep Raleigh’s vehicles safe and to