Friday, March 16, 2018

Tune it Up and Turn it On.

This is the time of year to have your engine tuned to prepare for Raleigh’s hot, humid summer weather.  Since your vehicle should be tuned up once a year, why not make it an annual habit to have it done every spring?  IF a timing belt snaps, your engine will likely be ruined in a matter of seconds.  You don’t get a second chance!

What are some reasons to get a tune up?

1.  Here’s a good one…you won’t be stranded on the side of the road.
2.  Avoid an accident traveling at higher speeds.
3.  Extend the life of your vehicle.
4.  It could save you a LOT of money in the long-run.

You can pay me now or pay me later as the old saying goes.  I am Jim Liacos.  I have been tuning up engines in the Raleigh area for decades and I have a great staff who will get you in and out of here in a timely fashion.  Stop by the shop located at 3711 Tarheel Drive or call ahead for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.

2018 Easter Fun: Egg Hunts, Festivals and Bunny Visits in Triangle Towns

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"Easter is right around the corner and that means Peter Cottontail is busy hiding eggs! Take an Easter basket to these fun events happening across the Triangle. Egg hunts begin and end in a jiffy, so be sure to arrive early. Also, find out which malls are offering an opportunity for your child to have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny."


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oh Boy, It’s the Check Engine Light.

It’s a sight that makes our stomach turn…a modern work of technology that helps us know when our vehicle might need a particular service.  What, exactly does it need?  A flashing check engine light is typically indicative of a serious problem affecting your vehicle's ignition, fuel or emission systems.

Here are some reasons why that nasty light might have come on-

1.  The catalytic converter needs attention.
2.  The mass airflow sensor could need to be replaced.
3.  Spark plugs and wire plugs may be loose.
4.  The oxygen sensor is on the fritz.
5.  The best one…just a loose gas cap!

Go to the light.  Point your vehicle toward Jim’s Auto Service one of Raleigh’s premier auto service shops.  Jim Liacos is the ultimate shade tree mechanic who has worked on every type of vehicle LONG before there were “trouble lights”.  Jim and his crew will check things out at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  Call for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.

2018 Umstead Trail Marathon, March 3rd

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"All 26.2 miles of the marathon will be run within the borders of William B. Umstead State Park, a five thousand-acre tract of dense woods, lakes, streams, hills, and trails that rests between the cities of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham."