Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Happy Holidays from a Full-Service Auto Mechanic.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but when you find a family doctor that you trust you do not ever want to leave him or her for any reason.  When the kids start going to a dentist that you really like you want them to continue visiting that particular practitioner.  The same should apply to your auto mechanic…shouldn’t it?

If you see a nationally recognized name on the front of the building that COULD give you some comfort I suppose.  Here is the downside of that.  You don’t necessarily come to know your mechanic year-in-and-year-out.  There is something to be said for having the same person repair and maintain your 2017 vehicle that you also trusted with your 1978 Chevy.

For more than four decades Jim Liacos has been the ultimate “shade tree mechanic”.  He repairs as well as maintains domestic, foreign, European, even hybrids.  If you are located anywhere in the Raleigh Durham Triangle area you can count on him to treat your vehicle with the same TLC that he did your father’s car.  Make him your new auto mechanic by calling (919) 824-4566.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Headed North for the Holidays?

Just because you had the good sense to move to Raleigh doesn’t mean all of your relatives did the same.  You may have kin folk in New York, New Jersey or some other northern state.  Now it’s time to make that annual pilgrimage for a holiday visit.  DO NOT leave the warmer, more temperate climate of our area without a complete check-up of your vehicle.

How old are the tires on your car?  They not only have to hold up under the distance, but the changing weather conditions that you will probably face.  What about an oil change?  If you are even close to 3000 miles do not try to just skate by until you return to beautiful Raleigh for the remainder of the winter season.

Being stranded up north is cold (literally and figuratively).  To take preventative measures, make an appointment to see Jim Liacos.  He is the owner of Jim’s Auto Service, your Raleigh area cold weather vehicle maintenance professional located at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  After Jim gets under the hood you will be ready for winter driving.  Call for an appointment today at (919) 824-4566.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Your Car’s Oil and Coolant vs. Old Man Winter.

If you feel the bite of winter, then you can be sure that your car is feeling the same thing in its own way.  Unless you are driving in a bubble your car is exposed to the harsh change in temperature.  Your vehicle is counting on you to take care of it so you can get from point A to point B as easily as you did when the weather was not a factor.

If you make sure that you are current on your oil changes then your car will turn over easier in cold weather.  If you use a full synthetic oil that will help even more.  Just as important as the oil is the coolant.  The proper mix of water to coolant will protect your car’s cooling system from freezing and your engine block from corroding.

No one wants to be stranded along the side of the road during freezing weather.  To help avoid that make an appointment to see Jim Liacos.  He is the owner of Jim’s Auto Service your Raleigh area auto winterizing professional.  Some minutes under the hood and Jim will have you ready for winter driving.  Call for an appointment today at (919) 824-4566.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Test Your Battery for Winter.

You can almost count on it.  Your battery will fail just when you need it most.  Weather changes challenge your battery every year.  Think back…when was the last time that you even had your battery checked?  Is it fully charged?  When did you have it installed?  After all, it is the heart of your vehicle and needs to be treated as such.

The other thing to keep in mind is having a fresh oil change at the beginning of winter.  Your engine is effected negatively in cold weather with oil that has been running through it for more than 3000 miles.  This is NOT the time of year to squeeze a little extra out of your vehicle because you are too busy during the upcoming holidays.

How about combining both with one visit?  Make an appointment for an oil change and a FREE tire rotation and battery test.  You get all of that from Jim’s Auto Services.  Jim Liacos has been repairing and maintaining vehicles in the Raleigh area for 4 decades.  Call Raleigh’s auto care specialist at (919) 824-4566 and make an appointment with Jim at his shop located at 3711 Tarheel Drive.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Engine Maintenance at a Fair Price.

There’s a loaded statement.  You don’t have medical insurance for our car so at times we trust a perfect stranger to repair our car’s “heart” at a fair price.  That is quite a leap of faith.  Did you know that the average tune-up nationwide has been charged anywhere between $100 to $1000?  That is quite a variable isn’t it!

Obviously, a lot goes into the pricing of a tune-up, such as mileage and make among other factors.  You know that the procedure is necessary.  Your vehicle will run more efficiently and in the long run you will save a lot of money in major repair costs.  Your owner’s manual is the best place to discover the projected lifespan of your car’s engine.

The next step is where to go.  How about a true shade tree mechanic who treats every vehicle like his own?  Jim Liacos has been repairing vehicles of every type for 40 years.  We are lucky to have him in the Raleigh area.  Call Raleigh’s fall tune up specialist at (919) 824-4566 and make an appointment with Jim at his shop located at 3711 Tarheel Drive.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle.

I know, it’s only October and the weather may be ideal right now, but the rough stuff is just around the corner.  It doesn’t take a trained mechanic to know that winter WILL take its toll on your vehicle.  We are going to tell you about a trusted friend in Raleigh who will take care of your car’s mechanical needs, but first here are some winterizing tips to remember.

1.  Get an appropriate oil change.  Oil will thicken in colder weather.
2.  Replace your wiper blades if there is any chance they won’t respond properly.
3.  Have all of your belts and hoses examined thoroughly.
4.  Make sure that the antifreeze mixture in your vehicle is just right for winter.
5.  One thing to do on your own…prepare an emergency medical kit.

These and other safety strategies will hopefully make this winter a worry-free one as far as transportation is concerned.  Now you need to find the right master mechanic to get your car ready for winter.  In Raleigh, NC that man is Jim Liacos.  He is your area vehicle winterizing expert.  Call today before the weather changes and make an appointment at (919) 824-4566.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Shade Tree Mechanic.

Maybe you have had the good fortune to know a true shade tree mechanic.  It is someone who fixed cars in their driveway back in a day under the shade of a big tree.  That is where the expression comes from.  What we tend to forget is that person learned auto repair from the ground up…not at some school or factory.  It is a disappearing breed in Americana.

Back in the seventies cars were pretty much the same.  Over the years “shade tree mechanics” disappeared as the job of auto repair became more complicated.  It just makes sense.  However, a few of them grew with the technology and opened their own shop.  If you find one of those you find someone who has a genuine love for anything on four wheels.

We know of one such master auto mechanic in Raleigh NC.  His name is Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Service.  Jim seemingly was born under the hood and has been at it for over 40 years.  Think about how precious your vehicle is to you…it is to him as well.  Make an appointment and drive into his shop at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  He is Raleigh’s true Shade Tree Mechanic!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Car Repair Estimates.

Oh boy, you know that your car needs maintenance.  Maybe it is urgent and maybe it’s not.  Either way YOU have to take time out, maybe from work, and drive around to find out how much what you THINK needs done is going to cost.  Don’t we have better things to do?  Wouldn’t it be nice to fill out a form on your computer and submit it for a free estimate?

Naturally, you need to have some knowledge of what things need to be done, but you know when routine maintenance procedures are due on your vehicle.  Your manual will tell you how often to change the spark plugs, when your car needs a new air filter, or if it is time for a transmission flush.  Things like that are easy for you to troubleshoot.

At least one master auto mechanic in Raleigh NC wants you to avoid taking time out of your day to come to his shop.  He is Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Service.  Jim has been underneath the hood for over 40 years.  All he needs for you to do is visit his website at  Fill out the estimate form and get a free quote.  Then you can make an appointment and drive into his shop at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  How about that!?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Make Your Labor Day Weekend Plans!

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2nd Annual Raleigh Seafood Festival
Labor Day Weekend 2016 (Sept. 3rd & 4th)
NC State Fair Grounds in Raleigh, NC.  

"The Raleigh Seafood Festival is a family friendly 2-day event that brings a variety of local seafood vendors, live local bands, arts & crafts exhibits, kids zone and a great outdoor atmosphere."


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Right Car Maintenance Habit.

What do you do when the seasons change?  Chances are you make your bi-annual trip to the dentist…whoopee!  Maybe you change the batteries in your important electronics.  You probably switch out air filters if you own your home.  There are many things that we set our mind to doing when back-to-school time arrives.

How about adding auto maintenance to that list?  If you are conscientious about your vehicle you are already having the oil changed every 90 days.  That cycle may be coming up.  Why not have everything checked.  You already know that winter driving will take a greater toll on your car.  Have all of the mechanical features checked now and avoid emergencies in a couple of months.

Now I would suggest that if you are going to trust one shop to do ALL of this WITHOUT trying to upsell you I would go to a professional mechanic like Jim Liacos who has been doing this for 40 years.  Jim’s Auto Services is your Raleigh North Carolina preventative maintenance auto service center.  Drive in for a check-up today at 3711 Tarheel Drive or call ahead for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Car Problems.

We always are aware of the obvious…air conditioning, brakes, tires, overheated engine, etc.  Summer driving is and will continue to take its toll on our vehicles.  We thought it might be important to stay on top of other possible mishaps that may occur as you travel the highways and byways of the Raleigh area through Labor Day.

1.  Cracked windshields.  They are far more likely this time of year.
2.  Shocks.  Trouble usually occurs when you are doing a lot of open-road driving.
3.  Leaks.  They develop from your brakes and transmission.
4.  Catalytic Converter.  Make sure that your spark plugs are in good working order.
5.  Power Steering.  Being out on the open road means you are traveling at faster speeds.

Be aware that the hard work of summer driving takes its toll on your vehicle.  Don’t take summer driving lightly!  Your heightened awareness can save you from being stranded on the side of the road.  Jim’s Auto Services is your Raleigh North Carolina summertime auto service expert.  Drive in for a check-up today at 3711 Tarheel Drive or call ahead for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Checking Your Tires in Summer Heat.

Tire inflation is vital to summertime driving.  Chances are you are putting more highway miles on your car…or at least you will be.  The intense summer heat combined with those hard-driving miles spells wear and tear when the rubber meets the road.  The air pressure is what supports the weight of your vehicle NOT the tire itself.

It is vitally important to remember that air pressure expands when heated and contracts when cooled.  Of course, this happens not only seasonally, but day and night as well as you consider when you will be traveling this summer.  Here is a tip…for every 10 degrees the tire pressure will increase by 1 pound per square inch.  Think about that as the temperature nears 100 degrees!

Whether you are doing the same driving this summer that you do 12 months a year or you are headed out on a summer vacation it is important to have your tires examined by a professional.  That man in the Raleigh North Carolina area is Jim Liacos.  Jim has spent his entire adult life repairing cars.  Jim’s Auto Services is your Raleigh tire care expert.  Drive in for a check-up today at 3711 Tarheel Drive.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Road Trip!

Yes, it is that time again.  Happy 4th to one and all in the Raleigh area.  Now your attention may be turning to that summer vacation.  You have waited all year for this.  Stop mail delivery.  Find someone to watch the pets.  Make sure you have a job to come back to…just kidding.  And above all, have your vehicle ready for the long ride.

Make sure that the oil is changed even if you just had an oil change a month or two ago.  You may be tacking on thousands of miles in the next couple of weeks.  Make sure that every one of the fluids in your car has been topped off.  Check the condition of all hoses and belts.  Definitely make sure that your tires are prepared for the long journey.

There are many items on the road trip check list.  All of them need to be checked off by a trained professional before you hit the hot summer road.  Your Raleigh full service vehicle check-up pro is Jim Liacos.  Jim is and has been the owner of Jim’s Auto Services for decades.  He will give your car a clean bill of health before its summer sojourn.  Make an appointment today at (919) 824-4566.

Monday, June 27, 2016

THE WORKS! 4th of July Celebration!

The Works! 4th of July Celebration!
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The ‘Works!: July 4th, 2016 on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh, NC
Once again, Downtown Raleigh will be the one and only host of the City’s Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza.
July 4, noon to 11pm - THIS IS A FREE EVENT
Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh
Independence Day Celebration during the day with live music, Beer/Wine tent, kids rides and games, Aerial Performances, Cirque de Vol street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, and much more! Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting at around 9:30pm.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Auto Service in Raleigh.

It seems like in this day and age everyone has a specialty.  Some shops repair German cars.  Some shops specialize in Jaguars.  Some put all of their expertise into larger vehicles and trucks.  Why not cut through the mess and have your vehicle repaired by someone who specializes in anything with four wheels?

If you drive a truck, a mini-van, an SUV, a BMW or whatever, it is comforting to know that there is someone in the Raleigh area who can fix ‘em all.  His name is Jim Liacos.  Jim brings four decades of experience repairing just about anything that is road-worthy.  When you have built a reputation such as this your repeat customers know they can’t find any better in the area.

If the vehicle is domestic or foreign, even if it is a hybrid, there is nothing of which Jim hasn’t poked his head under the hood.  Jim is proud to be able to fix the problem correctly the first time and continually earn your trust when mechanical problems strike.  Please call our full-service auto mechanic serving all of the Raleigh Durham Triangle area at (919) 824-4566.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Keep it Cool Raleigh.

Summer heat is on its way.  With that comes the stress and strain on your vehicle’s air conditioning system.  The most likely cause of an A/C cooling problem is a lack of refrigerant.  Since the last time you cranked up your car’s air conditioning there may have been a leak in the compressor or the O-ring seal.  Even a crack the size of a pin hole can suck out all of the refrigerant over time.

In many auto air conditioning systems, the compressor will not even turn on if the refrigerant is low.  There is a safety mechanism that will keep it from engaging in order to protect the compressor from being damaged because of a lack of lubricant.  There is a magnetic clutch that also may be defective and need to be replaced.

Your car’s air conditioning is your life blood.  Without it this will be one unbearable summer behind the wheel.  Fortunately, there is a 40-year veteran of auto repair in Raleigh.  His name is Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Services.  Jim is your best choice in the area for auto air conditioning system repair in Raleigh.  Call him today at (919) 824-4566 or drive in to 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

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May 27 – 30, 2016 (Recurring daily) 

A truly unique, admission-free, family oriented event is coming to Fuquay-Varina this coming Memorial Day Weekend - the Second Annual WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest. Gather with friends and family for outdoor fun as dozens of hot air balloons fill the sky in celebration and remembrance. More than 30 balloon pilots and teams will compete.  


Monday, May 16, 2016

Preventative Auto Maintenance Before Summer Vacation.

Holiday ROOOOOAD…Holiday ROOOOOAD.  Maybe you are preparing that ultimate summer vacation in the summer months to come.  Where will your travels take you?  Will you head west to explore the great frontier?  Maybe this is the year to drive north and visit America’s biggest and (at least according to them) best cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Whatever you decide to do this summer, make sure that you don’t have a vacation like the Griswolds.  I mean, think about it - you might drive a thousand miles in a month.  Now you are going to embark on a multi-thousand mile trip in two weeks.  You don’t have to be an auto mechanic to know that you are putting a lot of stress and strain on your family car.

Luckily for you there is a great auto mechanic right here in the area.  He is a 40-year veteran of preventative auto maintenance in Raleigh.  His name is Jim Liacos.  Get to know him and you will trust him with all of your car’s upkeep.  Before heading out on vacation this summer make your first stop Jim’s Auto Services located at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Preventative Maintenance on Your Vehicle for Summer.

A finely tuned automobile is like a finely tuned human body.  As summer approaches you should treat your car’s insides as well as you treat your own.  You generally try to eat better and exercise more in the warm weather months.  There are certain things that you can do for your vehicle before the hot summer of 2016 arrives in the Raleigh area.

Here are five different fluids that should be checked before summer.
1.  Check the oil.  When was the last time it was changed?
2.  Check the coolant.  If it has been more than 50,000 miles it may need to be changed.
3.  Check the transmission fluid.  This is another one where the red flag goes up at 50,000 miles.
4.  Check the brake fluid.  Every time you have your oil changed.
5.  Check your power steering fluid.  Your owner’s manual may vary on how often.

When it comes to checking your vehicle’s fluids an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.  This is why you should make an appointment to see Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Services.  His reputation in the Raleigh area for auto maintenance and repair is spotless. Call Jim today at (919) 824-4566, or drive in and see him at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Don't Forget Mom on Mother's Day

Best Bets for Mother's Day
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Spoil her on her day.  Click the link above for the Best Bets for a Special Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Checking your Car’s Air Conditioning System.

Before the temperature and the humidity are both in the 90’s you had better get a handle on whether or not your car is ready for the long summer ahead.  There is not much in this world more uncomfortable than driving around in a hot car for even a day or two when Raleigh’s summer descends on all of us.

Here are some of the things that a professional will check for you before it is too late…
1.  Does the compressor clutch engage when the A/C is on?
2.  Is the system running truly cold air?  It is harder to detect when the temperature is moderate.
3.  Listening for rumbling sounds around the compressor
4.  Are the mounting bolts in place and secure?
5.  Belts need to be checked for cracks and wear.
These are just a few of the safety checks that need to be done by a professional mechanic.

This is why you make an appointment to see Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Services.  His reputation as a Raleigh NC auto air conditioning specialist is second to none.  Find out about your car’s ability to keep you cool this summer before it becomes an emergency.  Make an appointment with Jim by calling him at (919) 824-4566 located at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Getting an Estimate on Auto Repair.

I think most of us have gone through this.  We start to hear noises coming from our car and we take a deep breath.  Or maybe one of the trouble lights comes on.  Oh boy, how much is THIS going to cost?  Our minds begin to conjure up the worst case scenarios.  We can’t afford a thousand dollar auto repair bill right now.

The important issue is NOT to wait too long.  You may be a shade-tree mechanic who thinks he knows what is wrong under the hood.  If you happen to be wrong, then you will REALLY pay in the long run.  You need to find someone who services all types of vehicles in the Raleigh area and has been doing it for decades.

Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Services has a spotless reputation for repairing cars and trucks in the area for over FORTY years.  His reputation for accuracy and fairness in Raleigh NC car repair is second to none.  Find out about that “new sound” emanating from your vehicle.  Get a free estimate from Jim by calling (919) 824-4566 and making an appointment at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

Monday, March 21, 2016

5th Annual Spring Egg Hunt

Fifth Annual Spring Egg Hunt

Welcome spring this year with the Fifth Annual Spring Egg Hunt! Click on the above link for more information. 

  • Monday, March 21, 2016 – 10:00 am3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – 10:00 am3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – 10:00 am3:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 24, 2016 – 10:00 am3:00 pm
  • Friday, March 25, 2016 – 10:00 am3:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 26, 2016 – 10:00 am2:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 27, 2016 – 1:00 pm4:00 pm

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    Is Your Car Telling You It Needs Brake Service?

    We tend to overlook our brakes until we hear screeching noises.  There are many other signs of impending brake failure before it ever gets to that point.  Does your brake pedal feel more soft and spongy?  Conversely, if the brake pedal is hard to push this may be indicative of a problem in the power assist mechanism.

    Worn seals or split hoses may seriously reduce your braking poser.  If your car pulls to one side or another you may be headed for eventual disaster even if there is no noise at this particular time.  How long does it take to come to a complete stop?  This one can sneak up on you because you are not thinking that it is taking longer to stop with the same amount of pressure on the brake.

    Jim’s Auto Service in Raleigh is a Raleigh NC brake repair specialist.  Jim Liacos brings more than 40 years of experience to brake systems of all kinds.  That’s why his family of repeat customers continues to grow.  Make an appointment today to have your brakes inspected at his location at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh by calling (919) 824-4566.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    Repair Service on all types of Vehicles.

    Raleigh North Carolina auto service is seen everywhere.  There are hundreds of auto repair shops scattered all over the land.  Some say they specialize in foreign car repair.  Some say they are specialists in brake repair.  Still others ballyhoo transmission repair. 

    It is important to find someone with decades of experience servicing ALL types of vehicles.  There is an art to learning all of the nuances of car, truck, and SUV repair.  It takes many years to become proficient in all types of vehicle repair.  Safety is your number one priority to insure that your vehicle runs smoothly for the length of time you own it.

    Jim’s Auto Service in Raleigh repairs all makes and models of vehicles.  Jim Liacos has over 40 years of experience “under the hood” of anything on 4 wheels that you own.  Jim has made it his main objective to satisfy customers with the quality of his work so that you will be a member of his growing family of repeat customers.  Make an appointment today at his location at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh by calling (919) 824-4566.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Get Set for St. Patrick's Day in Raleigh!

    Saturday, March 12th, 10am - FREE!!
    "The Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Wearin' 'O the Green Festival Parade celebrates the great St. Patrick and Irish and Celtic Traditions and Culture. The festival has lots of food and drink, activities for kids on Leprechaun Lane. The Irish Village will have Celtic inspired jewelry and arts and crafts. Live music will be on the Shamrock 'n Roll Stage and the Celtic Street Stage all afternoon!"


    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    Car Maintenance in Raleigh When You Need It.

    People who are wise in many different areas can often become flummoxed when talking to a car mechanic.  You need to find someone who assesses the services that your vehicle needs at the proper intervals.  No one wants to overspend on auto repair.  You need to know when it comes time for any routine maintenance that your car requires.

    Take brake fluid flushes for example.  Your auto repair shop should visually inspect your brake fluid once or twice a year to determine if it needs flushing.  Power steering fluid should last the life of the vehicle and normally does not require frequent flushing.  There are many aspects of your routine auto maintenance that you want to trust to a pro.

    There is an easy answer when you are looking for auto service in the Raleigh area.  Trust an auto mechanic with over 30 years of experience.  That is Jim’s Auto Service.  Jim will tell you when your vehicle needs a certain type of maintenance and EXACTLY what it entails.  Call him today to make an appointment at his shop located at 3711 Tarheel Drive (919) 824-4566.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Tires?

    Do you have regular oil changes?  Routine maintenance is something you always remember when it comes to your precious vehicle.  Even such things as air filters changed regularly.  You are usually on top of that aren’t you?  Be honest, when was the last time that you leaned down and inspected each of your tires for wear and tear or punctures?

    Worn and/or unbalanced tires can cause a multitude of problems and pose an imminent danger to you and your family.  When tires begin to vibrate it results in unsafe driving conditions.  It is entirely possible that you won’t notice the problem until it is too late.  If your car breaks down you may be stranded on the side of the road.  If one or more tires fail you may be upside down on the side of the road!

    Jim’s Auto Service in Raleigh will consistently balance and rotate your vehicle’s tires to improve wear and tear.  A smoother ride means a safer ride and less expense because you won’t be replacing tires as often or paying an auto body shop to repair the damage when you crashed into a guard rail after a blow-out!  Call Jim Liacos today to have your tires examined at (919) 824-4566…or wobble into his shop at 3711 Tarheel Drive.

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

    Raleigh Valentine's Day Restaurant Reservations
    Sunday, February 14 is around the corner – we're here to help you plan.
    Read on to find restaurants with specials, set-menus and other Valentine's Day treats for the occasion.

    Monday, January 18, 2016

    What Happens to Your Car When Winter Hits Raleigh.

    Let’s talk about some of the common problems that your vehicle endures when the coldest winter weather hits Raleigh.  For one thing, your coolant system may not be in the right proportion.  You may well have too much water and not enough antifreeze.  Harsh winter weather can also freeze the fluids in your radiator. 

    Overtime your windshield wipers will suffer through harsh weather and become cracked or worn.  And remember to have plenty of wiper fluid.  When driving around make sure that you have the following checklist in your car…an ice scraper, jumper cables, a flashlight with fresh batteries, blankets, bottled water and dry food, and any and all medications that the family is taking.

    We want you to have a comfortable and safe winter.  No matter what the weather delivers to the Raleigh area, you will be “on it” especially if you keep this phone number handy - (914) 824-4566.  That is the number of Jim’s Auto Service.  Jim has been keeping cars on the road for over 40 years.  Make a preventative maintenance appointment to visit his shop at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping.

    In this New Year you are making important decisions about your future.  Maybe the topic is health or wealth or a personality readjustment.  Why not make a New Year’s resolution for your vehicle?  On the surface that may sound crazy, but ask yourself…how many possessions in my life are more important to me than the car or cars that my family drives?

    Maybe now is just the right time to shop around for a great auto mechanic.  You want someone who works on all types of vehicles.  We are not talking about just routine oil changes, but rather the gamut of car repairs such as diagnostics, brakes, tires, electrical systems, and heating and cooling among other things.  This is like finding a good family physician.

    If you live in the Raleigh North Carolina area make your first choice for car repair Jim’s Auto Service.  Jim Liacos has been “under the hood” of thousands of vehicles for more than 40 years.  If he can’t troubleshoot and fix your car’s mechanical problem who can?  Give him a call and schedule a service appointment at his location at 3711 Tarheel Drive by calling (919) 824-4566.  Happy New Year!