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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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!

 

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The Five Secrets of Looking Good in Apex NC

Everyone wants a nice-looking car. And more than everyone would love to drive one without the burden of a car payment. Any car, from a Prius to a Rolls-Royce can always have that new car look. Most cars, over time, look worse for wear. Coffee spills, cheerios, fast food bags and basic lack of care on the inside and the scratches, swirls, tree sap, bugs and bird droppings on the exterior have slowly taken their toll. All anyone needs is a little elbow grease and due diligence to bring the family ride back to life again. It makes cents too. The effort to make any vehicle, any age, look in excellent condition will increase the value. It might be worth upwards of $1500 more in trade or sale if it is clean and paid attention to. That is, of course, real money in the owner’s pocket.

Here are five great “secrets” to look good from Premier 1 Automotive:

  • Keep the vehicle’s exterior clean: A weekly exterior washing is a great start. Go to the neighborhood drive through, or the driveway, but wash the outside at least once a week.
  • Do a complete walkaround each week: Birds in the Triangle love cars, trucks, and SUV’s. An unnoticed bird dropping will etch itself through the clear coat and into the enamel if left over time. Warm water, gentle motion with a soft damp cloth will remove easily droppings, and bugs for that matter, if caught on time. Check the paint on a weekly basis.
  • Spray wax and paint protection: There are a multitude of wash and spray waxes on the market, as well as an array of good, easy to use paste wax. The best sprays are used while wiping the wet car off with a clean towel. The paint should look brighter with just one effort.
  • Vacuum and dust: Just like cleaning the house, it is an easy chore is done on a regular basis. The first time you do a complete vacuum, you might even find some change! Finding money and a clean interior? That is a win-win.
  • Upholstery protection: The cloth interior needs an application once a year. The treatment will make spills an easy cleanup. Leather conditioner is necessary as well, especially on the entry and exit seat panels. Leather will dry out over time when rubbed, so lubricate the leather and it will prevent cracking.

A clean ride makes every feel better. Add normal maintenance from Premier One Automotive and drive for years with confidence and maybe the vehicle will be trouble free long after the car payment goes away. Call us today!

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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! 

E-mail us at…

 Premier 1Automotive @gmail.com

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www.premier1automotive.com

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1050 Investment Blvd Apex, NC 27502

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