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Information to help the average car owner make informed decisions.

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Plan For Your Future Safety

After 30 years of auto service at North Hills Automotive, we've seen it all! Especially when it comes to tires that are long past their “expiration” date. People know that...

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The two go hand in hand…

South Carolina is one of 12 States that does not require an Annual Vehicle Safety Inspection. Many folks moving into our community find that a little unnerving. They had been relying on the annual “State Inspection” to ensure that their vehicle was remaining safe and in reliable condition...

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It's Not That Complicated

The automotive aftermarket has made great strides in recent years to make its services more appealing to women. But a study from AutoMD suggests that the efforts still fall far short.

What are Change Intervals?

Oil Change “Intervals” have to do with the time and/or mileage elapsed between recommended changes. There is no disputing that oil needs to be changed. But with improved technology, does the old mantra of “every 3,000 miles” still apply?

What Is An Engine Timing Belt?

In many engines, a timing belt synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft with that of the camshaft(s). The purpose is to keep the movement of the pistons in harmony with the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Most timing belts are made of rubber reinforced with fiberglass or Kevlar fibers. One side of the belt is smooth and the other contains teeth or cleats that mesh with the crank and camshaft sprockets. Over time...