9 Ways to Keep Tabs on Vehicle Maintenance in the Triangle

Most drivers in the Apex and Triangle simply put gas in the vehicle when it is on empty. Many owners just get the oil change before a holiday trip or a summer vacation. Very few of us keep astute records of vehicle maintenance. Who has the time right?  We all know money is time. In a dealer trade situation a well- kept vehicle with records is worth up to a $1000 more in a car deal. Why? Because it can be placed on the lot and sold quickly if there are good maintenance habits. Private sales with the record book part of the transaction can bring even more extra. Keeping a car notebook in the glove box makes money!

As Halloween and the Holiday Seasons fast approach, managing a vehicle care schedule is important. At Premier One Automotive, we know the importance for the family budget. Every car, truck, and SUV in Apex and the Triangle need a plan and a schedule. Put a small notebook in the car and have access to it. When you get fuel, add the date, gallons, cost and mileage. Over the course of time, a complete record evolves that will possibly indeed make you money. Add every purchase with a date and time like wipers brakes, and oil changes.

According to the ASE Certified professionals with Premier One Automotive, everyone should have the following maintenance check:

  • Oil changes every three to six months, 3000 to 6000 miles.
  • Air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles.
  • Battery every third calendar year.
  • Coolant every 40,000 miles.
  • Plugs/ wires after 60,000 miles.
  • Brakes after 60,000 miles.
  • Shocks after 80,000 miles.
  • Timing belt at 60,000 miles.
  • Cabin filter every 12-18 months

Remember, the above information is meant as a general guide for motorists in Apex, Cary and the Triangle.  Premier One Automotive is always here to serve.  

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5 Ways Apex Drivers Seek Longevity with Premier One Automotive

Vehicles are being driven for longer and longer periods of time with mileage of over 100,000 miles or more. Across the Triangle and Apex, many of our clients are rolling with miles because they come into Premier One Automotive for regular and consistent maintenance.  Actively maintaining your car with oil and filter changes and tire rotations will increase a vehicle’s lifespan and allow the vehicle to possibly reach the 200,000-mile mark. With today’s advanced technology, we can be assured that with the proper care, many of our client’s cars have become stronger and can endure more use than ever.  

If a vehicle owner is in Cary, Apex, Morrisville and Holly Springs, our ASE Certified Team is just minutes away. Although there are many ways to improve a vehicle’s dependency, calling us for an appointment is one of the simplest.  One of the easiest ways to make any vehicle last is to bring your car in to Premier One Automotive for your free inspection.

The team at P1A offers drivers five tips to keep a vehicle longer:  

  • Keep short trips to a minimum as often as possible: A short trip to the grocery store is actually more destructive to a vehicle than a longer trip on the open road. Combine errands to keep engines operating at full functional temperature.
  • Keep the gas tank full: Small pieces of debris settle towards the bottom of the gas tank as it empties. This can create the likelihood that dirt can filter into the engine when the tank is low. Protect the engine from sediment and prolong its lifespan by filling the car with fresh gas and consider keeping the tank no less than half full. This will also keep the drivers and passengers safe. Sitting on the side of the road or walking to get gas are unsafe practices.
  • Use synthetic oil: Synthetic oil can help every vehicle’s performance during the warm summer months and it has many components that preserve a car’s engine. The use of synthetic oil is highly recommended for most import vehicles and it is the only oil we use here at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex.
  • Transmission fluid change: Flushing your transmission fluid is vital to your car’s lifespan, but thankfully this doesn’t need to happen often. It is recommended to get this done once every 100,000 miles, although our ASE Certified staff will give every client an honest condition report of the fluids.
  • Use the sense of common sense: Identifying problems will help save money and keep vehicles running longer. If something looks, sounds, feels or smells unusual, bring the vehicle into Premier One Automotive and have it properly diagnosed by one of our reliable and skilled ASE Certified technicians.

Keeping the vehicle properly maintained will prolong its life. Remember to use skills and senses and our  P1A team will help to ensure a healthier vehicle.

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6 Important Reasons Premier One Automotive Runs Synthetic Oil

Across the Triangle, our team at Premier 1 Automotive (P1A) in Apex, North Carolina, suggests to our many clients that oil changes save money and help keep engines running like new. Our synthetic oil change service is the best vehicle insurance anyone can buy. These type of oil is the choice of professionals; synthetic oil is even used in airplanes. It is important to note that there are a lot of differences in oil quality, yet each vehicle owner has choices. Let’s look at important differences.

Premier One Automotive offers six reasons to switch from conventional oil and go with synthetic oil:

  • Synthetic oil is excellent in every season
  • It reduces friction and wear and tear
  • It withstands months of operation and lasts longer than regular oil
  • There is little or no viscosity breakdown
  • It can be used regardless of driving conditions
  • It can hold up to severe operating conditions

Many drivers in the Triangle and in Apex get oil changes only occasionally and often when they believe it is time. Often, oil changes are done before a vacation or other driving event. Because synthetic oil is durable and better than petroleum based oil, the less frequent changes will still help protect the engine.

The main illusion with synthetic products is that they are too expensive. At Premier One Automotive we have value-priced synthetic oil changes. It is the only oil we use and most five quart synthetic oil changes can be priced starting at $39.95

Call us today and get your synthetic oil service from the best automotive repair team any vehicle will ever need. 

We are Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC!

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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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