Southport Automotive Service Blog

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?2019-01-23T14:53:24+00:00

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 Tips2019-01-17T15:21:58+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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


  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


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?


  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?


  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


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?


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