Southport Automotive Service Blog

Where Can I Store Extra Fluids?


If you’re like many vehicle owners, there’s a good chance that you’ve bought fluids for your car at one point. Whether this was a few quarts of oil, a bottle of washer fluid, or everything in between. And like many things involving your vehicle, the fluids that continue to make it work properly are important, [...]

Where Can I Store Extra Fluids?2019-03-12T13:15:09-07:00

A Beginners Guide To Motor Oil


Motor oil is something we all need in our cars— and for good reason! Without it, our engines wouldn’t run — and we need those, obviously. In addition to being a vital component in engine health, it’s also important to understand that routine maintenance needs to be performed; and this includes regular oil changes! But [...]

A Beginners Guide To Motor Oil2019-03-12T13:16:23-07:00

The Best Tires For Your Car Explained


Walking into a tire shop is sometimes a bit overwhelming. Even if you order online, there are a ton of factors that go into ordering the right rubber for your car. If you’re in need of tires, there are some things to look out for before you pull the trigger on a new set. First, [...]

The Best Tires For Your Car Explained2019-03-12T13:15:55-07:00

What’s That Suspension Noise?


Sometimes, it feels like there’s always a noise occurring with cars — especially when it can’t be properly diagnosed. In most cases, there are a number of things to think about, and one is where it’s coming from. If you’re hearing specific noises while you’re going over bumps and dips in the road, your suspension [...]

What’s That Suspension Noise?2019-03-12T13:16:45-07:00

How To Prevent Icy Accidents This Winter


Driving during the winter is a very different experience when compared to driving in the summer. While most drivers may not consider the changes, there are a number of factors that alter the driving experience when temperatures begin to drop. While some are minor, it’s also important to take note of what is changing in [...]

How To Prevent Icy Accidents This Winter2019-01-31T13:00:13-07:00

Why Is My Steering So Shaky?


During the winter months, our cars take a beating both inside and out. Based on the nature of the season, salt, snow and ice can be a huge cause for damage, corrosion, and general wear and tear. Because this is so prominent in terms of your car’s mechanical function, it’s important to call it out [...]

Why Is My Steering So Shaky?2019-01-31T13:02:10-07:00

Best Winter Maintenance Tips


It’s just as important during the winter that you maintain routine checkups and inspections of your car and its internal parts. Cold weather has certainly been tied to specific issues that can arise with many cars, and many of these issues can be prevented with proper and meticulous maintenance. Below are a few things you [...]

Best Winter Maintenance Tips2019-02-28T08:21:07-07:00

Unique Gifts For Car Owners


  As the holidays draw near, the mad rush for package delivery and gift-giving gets even more hectic as the hours pass. For some, giving gifts is extremely easy, and many friends and family members are easy to shop for. Sometimes however, finding the right gift for a family member is less than easy -- [...]

Unique Gifts For Car Owners2018-12-20T15:17:24-07:00

Why Does My Car Squeak When It’s Colder?


One of the last things anyone wants to do when it’s cold is go outside, and battle nippy winds, snow, and thin air -- but at times, we have no choice! Even worse, getting into your car before it’s warmed up can be just as bad, as your seats are cold, and the engine needs [...]

Why Does My Car Squeak When It’s Colder?2018-12-19T15:00:19-07:00