Southport Automotive Service Blog

Should I Buy Or Lease A Car?


When you’re in need of a new car, a number of thoughts rush through your head at once. What color? 2 or 4 doors? AWD or 4WD? And while some of the main factors in buying a car can be these, understanding what type of purchase is also very important. Between buying and leasing your [...]

Should I Buy Or Lease A Car?2019-04-23T11:03:18-07:00

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

What Do Fluid Colors Mean?


Have you heard the horror stories about the people who have poured antifreeze into their engine, or brake fluid into the radiator? While this might seem like a far-fetched fantasy, it really does happen! And of course, there are a ton of things that can go wrong when working on a car. But precision is [...]

What Do Fluid Colors Mean?2019-04-23T11:04:16-07:00

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?2019-05-24T09:53:55-07:00

Showing Love To Your Car With Maintenance


This Valentine’s Day, make sure you’re giving back to those who help make your life easier on a daily basis. In addition to your family and friends, there’s one other thing that does that as well — your car! Every now and again, your car needs a little TLC to get running to its optimal [...]

Showing Love To Your Car With Maintenance2019-04-23T11:03:40-07:00

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