Category: Auto Repair

5 Engine Noises Not To Ignore

November 15th, 2018 by

As a car owner, hearing strange noises coming from under the hood can be concerning. While many of these noises may be normal, there are a few sounds that should not be ignored and are indicators of major issues. There are 5 engine noises that require a mechanic’s immediate attention. 1. Engine Hisses A hissing

Top Benefits of Quality Brake Pads

September 18th, 2018 by

Everyone knows what function brakes have in a car. Brakes slow down your vehicle, allowing it to stop safely. However, brakes aren’t the only important component in this process; your brake pads are equally important. The importance of an effective braking system as well as quality brake pads can never be underestimated. Consider these facts

How to tell if your coolant needs replacing?

August 23rd, 2018 by

One of the leading causes of car breakdowns are problems with its cooling system. Neglecting regular maintenance can cause serious damage and complete engine failure. However, we can help you figure out how to tell if your coolant needs replacing. Here are some common tell tale signs that you may be in need of a

Should You Consider Rebuilding Your Engine?

August 6th, 2018 by

If you’re considering getting an engine rebuild it means your car’s engine has gone through problems that have caused their internal components to fail, making your vehicle inoperable. Although many terrible engine failures can be prevented with routine service and maintenance, things like a failure of the cooling system or a damaged oil pump can

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

What to get Dad this Father’s Day?

June 13th, 2018 by

  With Father’s Day approaching what better way to tell Dad thanks for always having your back than making sure his car is in tip-top shape?  There are many maintenance aspects to owning a vehicle that can be often overlooked. Make sure Dad knows you care by bringing his car by to have tire pressure

What is a North Carolina State Inspection?

January 4th, 2016 by

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

September 24th, 2015 by

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