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About the Driving Line

“What is the best car to buy?”
“Should I trade my car or repair it?”
"How often do I really need to service it, and why?”

These are just a few of the many questions we will answer on an ongoing basis.

Owner, Ken Gamble hosted, “The DrivingLine Radio Show” on Upstate radio stations for over 22 years. You can tap into his knowledge at any time. Have a question you’d like Ken to answer? Email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will be happy to shed some light on any subject.

When To Get New Tires

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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?