Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Bent Wheels and What to Do About It

Bent wheels, although much rarer than they used to be, are annoying, bad for your car's suspension, and just plain expensive to fix. If...

What Are Continuously Variable Transmissions?

The newest toy of the automotive world is the continuously variable transmission, or CVT. A CVT is an automatic transmission that, instead of having...

Child in Backseat Alerts May Be Required Soon

Ever since records started being kept in 1998, over 800 children have died by being left in the backseats of cars. Congress is considering...

How TPMS Works

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, or TPMS, is an integral part of most cars sold in the last two decades. It's a great tool for...

Understanding Your Car’s Many Filters

The modern car is loaded with filters. Many things, both liquid and air, need to be filtered - but do you know what your...

Vehicles Under $5,000 for Your Teen, Part 2

First Generation Ford Focus Hatchback The first generation Focus, sold in the United States from 2000-2004, is a popular car with teens, financially conservative adults...

NHTSA Airbag Investigation – What You Need To Know

What Happened? A German parts company called TRW Automotive manufactured a potentially faulty airbag control unit, according to the USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....

How to Find Factory Recommended Maintenance Schedules When Your Owner’s Manual is Missing –...

There’s a Forum for That! One of the cool things about owning a car in the era of internet is that millions of others just...

Has your car lost that pep when you step on the gas Part 2

Last week we discussed how to improve the performance of your car by addressing the fuel.  This week we will look at some basic...

Has your car lost that pep when you step on the gas Part 1

Cars, much like people, tend to slow down as they get older. The more miles, parts and systems accumulate, the more they underperform. While...

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Novant Health Provides Easy Access for Hispanic Patients

MINT HILL, NC - Hispanic Americans have been especially hard hit by the Corona Virus.  Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center has taken steps...

NCHSAA Spotlights Four Athletes With 2020 Tony Simeon Courage Awards

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to honor the recipients of the 2020 Tony Simeon Courage Awards. This...

Town Officials Optimistic But Cautious As NC Moves Into Phase 2

MINT HILL, NC - It’s been over twelve weeks since North Carolina reported its first case of COVID-19.  Over ten weeks since students last...
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Mint Hill’s Retailers Adjust to Better Serve Clients

MINT HILL, NC - On Tuesday, May 5, Governor Cooper signed Executive Order No. 138.  Effective as of 5:00 pm on Friday, May 8,...
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Novant Medical Center Emergency Department Safe to Visit

MINT HILL, NC - Kristin Steinhaus, Emergency Department Manager at Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center, explains that the Emergency Department is safe, and...