Category: Car Care Tips

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

Why You Should Choose An Independent Car Garage Over A Dealership

November 11th, 2019 by

Although a dealership may come with brand-name power, it doesn’t necessarily make it a better option than an independent garage for getting your car serviced and/or repaired. While it may be necessary to return to the dealer for a recall issue for your vehicle, you can have your vehicle serviced at an independent garage and

Should You Buy A New Car Or Go Second Hand?

June 13th, 2019 by

If you’ve made the decision to purchase a car, one of the first questions that pops into your head is probably whether you should buy a new or used car. While only you can come up with the right answer to your specific scenario, this blog post highlights the advantages and disadvantages to both options

How To Pick The Best Tires For Your Vehicle

November 21st, 2018 by

Tires keep you and your vehicle driving safely and smoothly which is why it’s important to pick the best tires for your vehicle when it comes time to change them. Factors such as size, performance, weather and road conditions are the most important aspects to consider. We offer you a brief guide to help you

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 32nd 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. 32 Years of Outstanding Automotive Services in Raleigh, NC   Our goal has always been to keep Raleigh’s vehicles safe and