5 Important Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Forever

The automobiles, SUV’s, vans, and pickups out on the Triangle roads average around 10 years of age. In 2018, even the small brand-new vehicle MSRP can be upwards of $25,000. Many vehicles sold today are sold at $40,000 and more. A new vehicle purchase can really place a lot of strain on family income. Many people today are leasing and many have seven-year loans. Keeping vehicles on the road is a top priority of the owner and of Premier One Automotive in Apex. Saving money is essential.  

Before the global recession of late 2008, the average age of a vehicle was near seven years. Many people with mortgage payments, long commutes, kids, and tuition, keep what they have for as long as they can; keeping things running makes a vehicle an investment and investments need to be protected as we head more deeply into the warmer Triangle months.

Life is uncertain, and with a crazy global economy, trade wars and increases expenses, everyone is making the most from every asset.

It is important to note that most vehicles with 100,000 miles or more can still have plenty of life if properly cared for while they are driven. Maintenance is critical. Oil changes and tire rotations are very important. Paying attention to leaks, because anything new or unusual means less costly repair. At Premier One Automotive in Apex NC, our clients are number one each and every day.

Our top performance team at P1A in Apex, offers five important tips to keep vehicles rolling for years:

  • Open the hood once in a while: Check hoses and belts for cracks; make sure the radiator hoses are good. If they are soft, we can put them on for you. Look for seepage and leakage on the garage floor or driveway. No leak is good.
  • Run the A/C and the heater: It is a good idea to run the air and heat at least once a month year-round to keep everything working correctly; you will need both many months of the year.
  • Pat attention to your mileage: Your ages by years and miles. Regardless of mileage, it needs regular and consistent maintenance.
  • Test drive the vehicle COMPLETELY like you are at the dealer: Normally, you jump into the family vehicle and go. We always play news and music on the loud side. Drive it with no radio and no interruptions for at least three miles and at various speeds. Brake easy and break hard. Does anything rattle or shake? Does it make noise? It pays to pay attention.
  • Document services and fuel: Get a cheap notebook and keep it in the car. When you get gas, note date, money, and miles. Do the same for all services and maintenance; oil changes, wiper changes and tires. This documentation will be worth a lot when you go to sell the vehicle and show the potential new owner that you kept every record.

At Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, we are the Triangle’s full automotive service center in the Peak City that can take care of everything from BMW to Ford to Chevy to Hot Rod. We are locally and independently owned, ASE-Certified and we specialize in European and import vehicles. Our highly trained technicians have advanced level certifications in automotive repair and are experts in diagnostics and the servicing of a BMW, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Saab, Land Rover, Jaguar, or Mini Cooper. We also service any and all domestics.

Please come and see us for normal maintenance, and we welcome emergencies. We know that with a little “auto-love”, we keep things rolling in the Triangle.

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We are offering our SPRING SEASONAL SPECIALS NOW!

In addition to the purchase of an oil change and filter, we will do an A/C service; replace the cabin filter, check fluids, and add Freon if necessary, all for only $109.95!

Our Spring oil change/ filter for most cars is $55.90*.

Our tire rotations are the best value in the Triangle for only $10.

Try a new set of single- beam, Euro- style wipers for just $39.95! 

*Based on vehicle type.

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This is yet another informational “Tips from the Hood!” article for our great customers and potential customers in Apex, Cary Holly Springs and beyond!

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Get the Spring Chores Done at Premier One Automotive

It is hard to believe that spring is around the corner here at Premier One Automotive in Apex. For many of us, it is spring cleaning time outside and inside the house, and that includes what is in the garage. And lest we forget, soon we will be filling the air with the infamous pine tree pollen; its yellow coating a true symbol that warm weather is finally here in the Triangle.

Spring is also the right time for spring maintenance on all the vehicles as well. March, April, and May are perfect opportunity months to replace wipers, change the oil and filter and rotate the tires. We offer our exclusive “Getting into Spring” Premier 1 Automotive premium synthetic oil change specials that start at only $55.50. If you want to add that very important tire rotation, we charge an additional 20 dollars. In fact, our synthetic oil change special is so popular that we decided to continue it through summer as well.

Brian Augustus, our owner, knows that families have a budget. And our team knows every dime counts as we head more deeply into 2018. Our prices for labor and parts are the most competitive of any area automotive service center. We aim to please with quick and accurate service first. Our customers are the top priority every single day at P1A.

It is important to note that our P1A team has families as well so we can relate. Our cost effective service menu for batteries, brakes, fluids, belts, hoses, and maintenance is perfect for everyone and any one on a budget. Our ASE certified team of technicians will quickly assess your individual situation and have you back rolling to work, school, and play in in no time.

Please drop by our service center at We would love you to stop by anytime through the week and see our state-of-the-art facility at 1050 Investment Boulevard just off Ten-Ten Road. If you are new to the area, we welcome the business. Head to our website and read our story. If you own an Audi, Mercedes, Volvo or BMW we specialize in these brands; we also welcome Imports and domestic vehicles as well. Come see us soon! Premier 1 Automotive is located near Historic Downtown Apex. Give us a call today!

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

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7 Rules of the Road from Premier One Automotive in Apex, NC

Getting around the Triangle is often a challenge. Sure, biking and walking will get many people many places locally, to the store, to school, and to church. Yet, Apex and the surrounding communities need to be driven to get anywhere like work or Raleigh. Trusting a car seller, privately or from a dealership means checking out a lot of items before the purchase. No matter what is found or what the price, getting a vehicle can often be stressful and challenging.

Remember, anyone can bring a car, SUV, or truck to Premier 1 Automotive for a pre-sale inspection to make sure that it has not been abused, flooded or involved in an accident.

From the team at Premier One Automotive, here are the seven rules of the road:

  • Drive the vehicle for longer than a test drive: All reputable dealers will let the buyer take the ride to dinner, or to the house. Take advantage of that offer.
  • Most dealers offer short term warranties on used cars: Buying a car “as is” is okay though if the car is the one that is bought, take it to us first.
  • Look under the hood and in the trunk: If the car is fairly clean on the outside and the engine and trunk look in bad shape, stay away from the purchase. If the engine compartment is pristine, something might be wrong as well. It should look normal inside and out.
  • Use the sense of smell: Sit inside the car and smell. Febreze and perfume should not be the first things noticed.
  • A spare tire is better than no tire: Over 30% of vehicles do not have a spare just an air can. Many spares are rotted or have little or no air, check it out.
  • New tires a must: Tires can make the difference in a sale. Make sure they are in excellent condition.
  • The engine and transmission are important: A second car, needs to be in very good mechanical shape. A vehicle needing some paint work is why it is a second car.

When you find the right vehicle to purchase, remember our team of ASE certified technicians will perform a multi-point inspection that includes fluids to brakes. It is worth it to inspect it before it is purchased.

The chances are that the new ride sitting in the driveway is a good one, let us make sure. Peace of mind is essential when it involves a large purchase. Remember to bring it to us first.  

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This is yet another article with some really good “Tips from the Hood!”  

This post is brought to you by the Good Guys at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC! 

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 Premier 1Automotive @gmail.com

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