HOHOHO! It’s Time for the Triangle Holiday Safety Check

It is the Holiday Season and Christmas in the Triangle and we are getting ready. There is even a little snow on the ground as well.  Although the weekend storm was a rare surprise, it is December!  Winter is almost here! It is the best time to finish 2018 and head to 2019 with safety in mind.

Doing a personal vehicle walk around this time of year is important as we head into the coldest and wettest period in Apex. On the next nice day, head to the vehicle and look under the hood. Check for leaks or problems with hoses and belts. How do the battery cables, posts, and battery look? This is the biggest time of year for battery failure. When did you last replace the air filter? How does the tire wear look? Uneven and unusual tread means a problem exists. Check the wipers. Chipped and torn wipers are common after long-term usage. Check the garage floor for any spots. Look for oil, antifreeze, and transmission fluid leaks. Open the trunk. Lift the floor section and check the spare tire. If it is soft or flat, we can refill it with air.

Now, grab a partner or one of the kids. Check the turn signals, brake lights, and running lights. If you own an SUV or pickup, especially a GM vehicle, odds are good one of the running lights is burnt out.  Check headlights and fog lamps as well. While in the car, run the air conditioning for a few minutes. Yes, we know it is almost winter. Running it a couple of times in cold months will keep the system it in good shape.

By doing this annual checkup once a month, not just in December, will often prevent surprises and keep the vehicle in great shape.

Contact us at any time for all your automotive needs. Although we are an excellent BMW repair facility, we maintain and repair most and vehicle of any age.

Premier 1 Automotive is the Triangle’s Import Service Specialist.

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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 in the Triangle.

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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Give the Gift of Safety this Holiday Season

It is Thanksgiving week already and here are the facts; the average vehicle on North Carolina roads is over 10 years old. Although it is late November, the weather is not too bad, although the rainy days make for challenging times on the road. Good wipers and tires make the difference. It is important to make Premier 1 Automotive your partner for the road.

Planning maintenance is essential to keep a vehicle running safely as it ages. Put a plan together today. Get a small notebook and pencil and place them in the glove box. When you get gas, date the entry and add gallons and cost. Over the course of a month, you can see how much is spent each month on gasoline. Add service that is done, like wipers and oil changes, in this notebook as well. Soon it will be easy to see the total costs of vehicle ownership.

No matter the age of any vehicle, placing it on a maintenance schedule is an excellent idea:

  • Oil change and oil filter every three to six months, 3000 to 6000 miles.
  • Air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or once a year.
  • Battery every third calendar year.
  • Coolant every 40,000 miles.
  • Plugs/ wires at 60,000 miles.
  • Brakes after 50,000 miles.
  • Shocks/ struts after 80,000 miles.
  • Timing belt at 70,000 miles.
  • Tire rotations every oil change.
  • Wipers every oil change.

Remember that this proposed schedule is a general guide. No matter the game plan, Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC will keep things running regardless of vehicle age. No car payment and proper maintenance means saving money. And the holiday season is the perfect time to give the gift of safety and efficiency driving around the Triangle.

Every time we pop that hood, it is indeed for safety and efficiency. Call us today at 919 387 6800!

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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 Good Guys at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC!

E-mail us at…

Premier 1Automotive @gmail.com

Find us and like us on Facebook…

https://www.facebook.com/Premier1Automotive

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919 387 6800

1050 Investment Blvd Apex, NC 27502

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Happy Halloween From Premier One Automotive

Happy Halloween everyone! Premier One Automotive in Historic Apex NC is the full automotive repair services for BMW and more brands for almost 10 years! We are located a few minutes from Salem Street and Historic Downtown Apex. Close to Cary and Holly Springs, we are centrally located in the Triangle for everyone.

Our qualified ASE Certified technicians are all trained in automotive repair and we have received the highest certifications in the auto service Industry. P1A is the premier specialists in import diagnostics, service, and repair. S stated earlier, we are locally owned and operated in the Triangle Region and headquartered in the Peak of Good Living! We know the importance of building relationships with each and every one of our clients. Our team believes in giving everyone a great experience blended with customer service.

As we head to the cooler months of fall and winter, we need to check the electrical system, brakes, and engine for full functionality. It is important to note that Premier One Automotive is the “best value” auto import repair facility in North Carolina. Our goal is a simple one. We want a first repair perfect the first time. Our techs are honest, dependable and experienced.

P1A is the local BMW, import, and domestic automotive repair shop in the following 10 areas:

  • ASE Certified Technicians
  • Synthetic Oil changes
  • Brake Service
  • Engine Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Muffler Service
  • Electrical Problems
  • A/C Service
  • Timing Belts
  • Wheel and Tire Service

Please call today and make an appointment for a checkup, tune-up, or major and minor repair. It is important to note that Premier One Automotive has partners in emergency roadside assistance and towing who offer 24-hour service, seven days a week.

Are you going on business or road trip? Our team will check the vehicle to help ensure a safe trip. Our shop is located near US 1 and Ten-Ten Road in Apex. Our staff offers a convenient shuttle service to take you to home or work. Clients waiting can relax in our lounge area and enjoy complimentary beverages, free Wi-Fi, cable and a gaming counsel.

In Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Pittsboro, and Holly Springs, drivers can have a high degree of confidence using P1A. Let our team of ASE Certified professionals take care of everything.

Drive one of these vehicles? We service Audi, BMW, Volvo, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, Porsche, or Jaguar; Premier One Automotive is the only automotive service center anyone will ever need.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

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!

 

E-mail us at… Premier 1Automotive @gmail.com

Head to our website… https://www.premier1automotive.com

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