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We are an Essential Business Open to Serve you Doing COVID-19 Outbreak

We are an Essential Business Open to Serve you Doing COVID-19 Outbreak

Carolina Car Care wants you to know that we currently remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. Auto care is considered an essential service and therefore is permitted to remain serving you while stay at home orders are in place. Healthcare workers, law enforcement, grocery store employees, and other workers in essential industries are still relying on their vehicles to get them to work every day. Our community members will also need a reliable car to get them to the store to retrieve food or supplies for their families. Whether you need an auto repair or service, give us a call for assistance.  Our shop has been closely monitoring any updates surrounding COVID-19 in our area and the CDC's recommendations regarding proper measures to prevent the spread of the virus. We know that these are unprecedented times in which many of us are worried about our jobs, businesses, health, and families. This is why it is so important for our shop to remain open to make sure that y ... read more

The Importance of a Brake Safety Inspection

Your brakes are what you rely on it slow or stop at a moments notice while on the road. They are a key part of your vehicle's safety features, which is why ensuring that your brake system is always in top working condition is so important. When it comes to your vehicle's brakes, a brake safety inspection is recommended to check all components for proper working condition and to take care of any small problems before they turn into larger, more expensive repairs.  The brake system has many different work parts that all undergo a lot of pressure and heat every day when you apply pressure to your brakes. This is why many brake components will need to be replaced periodically. Brake pads are subject to the most friction, which is why they need to be replaced more often. Brake rotors are also subject to wear and warping over time, but can typically be resurfaced before they need to be completely replaced. It is also recommened that your brake line and fluid is checked regular ... read more

What Does the Oil Pressure Warning Light Indicate?

The oil pressure warning light is another dashboard light that lets you know there is an issue with the oil pressure system. This warning light looks similar to that of a genie lamp with oil coming from the spout. Although it isn't a warning light you may see often, it is one that should never be ignored and is very important to address as soon as possible.  What does this light indicate? It means that your engine isn't receiving normal oil pressure. This could be caused by low oil, and once an engine doesn't have oil, it won't run for much longer. The engine can quickly overheat and severe engine damage can occur. This is why it is so important to bring your vehicle into Carolina Car Care as soon as this light illuminates.  While the oil pressure warning light typically indicates that there is a low level of oil in the engine's crankcase, it can also indicate a leaky gasket or seal, worn valve guides, or piston rings or cylinders that are causing the en ... read more

What Car Changes are You Making for the New Year?

It’s that time of the season when we start thinking about what changes or resolutions we plan to make for the upcoming year. 2019 has ended and we all hope that 2020 will bring us health and good fortune. Many people will think about what resolutions to make such as going to the gym more often, eating healthier, and waking up earlier. These are all fantastic resolutions, but have you thought about any changes you will be making when it comes to your car?  Nobody is a perfect vehicle owner, but there are many ways in which the regular car driver can not only take better care of their vehicle but save money on car repairs in the new year. It is a great idea to think of a vehicle resolution that you can make going into 2020 that will help you protect your car investment and save you money on repairs. Here are some of our top vehicle changes to make for 2020: Try to keep your car clean and free of garbage Clean out your trunk - it will give you much better fuel efficiency Ha ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Carolina Car Care!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Carolina Car Care! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Carolina Car Care before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, and first aid ... read more

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