Southport Automotive Service Blog

Do I Need To Let My Car Warm Up In The Winter?

2018-12-10T15:23:45+00:00

  As winter approaches, it’s harder and harder to convince yourself to get out of your home a few minutes early to go sit into a cold car and wait for it to warm up before you leave. Most of us are sometimes guilty of getting into the car, firing it up, and leaving to [...]

Do I Need To Let My Car Warm Up In The Winter?2018-12-10T15:23:45+00:00

Cold Weather Essentials To Keep In Your Car

2018-11-26T13:47:25+00:00

With cold weather here to stay for the next few months, it’s important to understand that in many cases, preparation is one of the most important things to think about now. When it comes to your vehicle and how you can be prepared for inclement weather, there are a number of essentials that should find [...]

Cold Weather Essentials To Keep In Your Car2018-11-26T13:47:25+00:00

My Car Won’t Go into 4WD. What Is The Problem?

2018-11-21T12:35:07+00:00

  The struggle of colder weather is when you’re on a terrain that warrants more than two wheels to get going, and your car is struggling to do that. For newer cars with AWD, this is usually just a reaction by the car’s computer when it notices it needs more wheelpower, and it simply engages. [...]

My Car Won’t Go into 4WD. What Is The Problem?2018-11-21T12:35:07+00:00

Why Are My Car Wheels Tilted?

2018-10-24T12:52:09+00:00

  From the factory, your car is dialed into a number of different specifications that deem it road-worthy and able to operate as it should. This involves everything from engine compression to suspension components and operating temperatures. However depending on a number of factors, specifically in your suspension area, a number of things can become [...]

Why Are My Car Wheels Tilted?2018-10-24T12:52:09+00:00

Cars That Cost The Most To Maintain

2018-11-07T13:21:13+00:00

In a world where everything costs money, your car is a great investment for many reasons -- provided you actually take care of it! That’s right, the amount of money you have to spend on upkeep ultimately starts with how well you’re maintaining it, and driving it on a daily basis. While most cars all [...]

Cars That Cost The Most To Maintain2018-11-07T13:21:13+00:00

Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

2018-10-12T12:09:30+00:00

Driving down the road with a shaking steering wheel is likely one of the scariest things to happen -- and sure enough, it can happen at any time. While most of the time this is due to an uneven road or an abundance of bumps, there may also be present issues with your car that [...]

Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?2018-10-12T12:09:30+00:00

When Should I Switch Tires?

2018-09-25T14:13:52+00:00

There comes a time during the year where either your summer tires no longer are a viable option, or the lack of tread on your current tires become way too low. With tires being one of the most important components of your vehicle, it’s never a good idea to run incorrect rubber, or a set [...]

When Should I Switch Tires?2018-09-25T14:13:52+00:00

How Can I Tell If My Car is Rusting?

2018-09-18T13:13:30+00:00

    The last thing someone needs with their car is corrosion -- and for older cars (and some new), this is all too apparent to have at some point. However sometimes, there isn’t a clear-cut distinction of rust occurring, and these issues may only be pointed out by someone who can detect it. As [...]

How Can I Tell If My Car is Rusting?2018-09-18T13:13:30+00:00

What To Do If You Get A Rock Chip

2018-09-14T07:24:26+00:00

Driving along the highway is usually a carefree process, involving not much more than attention to the road signs and traffic around you. But what starts off as a casual drive can always be altered with events that are out of your control. Most notably, flying debris on the road. After high winds, precipitation, or [...]

What To Do If You Get A Rock Chip2018-09-14T07:24:26+00:00

Foolproof Way To Get Rid of Cigarette Smell In Your Car

2018-08-24T12:32:29+00:00

Whether it’s a used car you’ve just purchased, or you forgot that you weren’t supposed to do it, having cigarette smell in your car isn’t the best thing to have to endure every time you get inside. While it’s been said that removing the smell is impossible, there are ways to do it -- you [...]

Foolproof Way To Get Rid of Cigarette Smell In Your Car2018-08-24T12:32:29+00:00