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.