Baby It’s Cold Outside

Dr. Joseph Valks Land rWho remembers that popular Holiday Season song found in our blog post title? January 2015 is here. Cold weather Apex NC commuters know that the post-holiday season is the best time to get the BMW and other vehicles ready for the tough part of winter and (hopefully) an early spring.

Premier 1 Automotive is trying to stay warm in its expansive service garage as we continue to provide premier advice and service for the Triangle’s fleet of cars, trucks and SUV’s. According to a recent study, the average age of a vehicle today in the U.S.A. is almost 10 years old. That is up from the old standard of about seven years. We suspect in our area here in the Triangle (Cary, Apex, Holly Springs and Morrisville) that the age is a little newer. Regardless, this is the time of year to get and keep that vehicle healthy.

We know that every dollar in our budgets are being put to use; even though gas prices have dropped like a rock, it pays to be smart with the money we have. Food is not free. Taxes seem to always go up. Yet, gas prices make all us very happy and continue to surprise everyone in the New Year with most travel down and supplies up.

Getting good mileage is still really important. Soon all new cars, including BMW, will have four cylinder power plants bolted to six, eight, and ten speed transmissions. We see very few V-8 and V-6 engines in new sedans today. In fact, with the 2015 model year, the consumer cannot get anything but a four cylinder in most car lines. Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and others including BMW and Volvo only put a four cylinder power plant in their smaller cars and four door offerings.

Note that everyone will see the continued increase in sales for hybrids and some very cool state-of-the-art four- cylinder supercharged and turbo engines. Each one has great city and highway mileage and more than acceptable performance.

Remember Premier One Automotive is the local choice here in Apex for BMW, import, and domestic vehicles for service and repairs. We can fix every vehicle on the road from a HUMMER to a Fiat, and we honor most warranties and extended warranties where it is applicable.

Call us today to make an appointment for a $39.95 FULL synthetic oil change (most cars), an NC State Inspection (usually with little wait) and all the other needs the Triangle motorist has to keep things rolling.

We are a proud member of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and our technicians are ASE Certified. Are you new to the area? Stop by and begin a new relationship with good car people, just like you did when you lived elsewhere. Welcome to Apex NC, the Peak of Great living!


If you own an Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, Porsche, or Jaguar; we are the only automotive service center you will ever need.

This is yet another informational “Tips from the Hood!” article for our great customers and potential customers!

This post is brought to you by the Triangle’s Premier Import Automotive Specialist, the Good Guys at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC!

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