Oct 10th How to Change a Flat Tire

Tire Rotation and Balance Although our vehicle’s tires are built to withstand inclement weather, uneven roads, and various road obstructions, they, unfortunately, aren’t immune to sharp, unforgiving objects. We’ve all experienced a nail in the tire or maybe a pothole that was hit a bit too fast, resulting in a very flat, very frustrating flat...

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Aug 14th Common Signs of a Failing Exhaust System

Mufflers & Exhaust Nashville, TN Hillsboro Village Auto Service services mufflers & exhaust in Nashville, TN. We provide quality auto repair & service on most automobile makes and models.  Let us be your trusted neighboorhood auto mechanic. If you notice the signs below, contact HVAS today! There are so many components to a vehicle that...

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Jul 1st Debunking Common Auto Maintenance Myths

Every car owner has heard their fair share of myths surrounding auto maintenance. However, sometimes it can be difficult to determine which tips are myths and which are actually true. Most of the time, these myths seem like sound pieces of advice, which is why many DIY car owners follow them blindly. Although they may...

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May 28th Summer Tune-Up Tips For Your Vehicle

Getting a Tune-Up in Nashville, TN Everyone knows that the summertime is the season of road trips! So, with summer here, you’ll want to make sure your vehicle is in perfect shape for any spontaneous road trips you might take. Before you venture out on the open road, it’s extremely important to make sure that...

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Apr 28th The Do’s and Don’ts of Automotive Repair

Automotive Repair Nashville, TN Although owning a car provides easy convenience, it also requires great responsibility and care. To keep it running in great shape, it’s important to always keep your vehicle well-maintenanced and up to date on all automotive repair needs. We know it can be expensive and somewhat time-consuming, but taking excellent care...

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Mar 28th How Often Should Your Car Receive an Oil Change?

Get an Oil Change in Nashville, TN, from an AAA Approved Auto Shop If you need an oil change in Nashville, TN, contact Hillsboro Village Auto Service, today. Nashville’s #1 Quality in Oil Change Service!  We’re working to be your neighboorhood auto mechanic.  We offer a first-time customer discount on parts and labor.  We’re an...

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Feb 28th Great Tips For Buying Tires

Find Tires Nashville, TN at Hillsboro Village Auto Service Buying new tires for your car is an important task, but one that comes at a high price and oftentimes, a great deal frustration. Nobody enjoys the inconvenience of needing new tires, but unfortunately, is a necessity. If it’s finally time to replace the tires on...

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Jan 31st Why it’s Important to Get Oil Changes Consistently

It’s common knowledge that after 3,000 to 5,000 miles, a vehicle will be required to come in for an oil change. However, even though most know this detail, they fail to bring their automobile in on time. We understand that it’s not always a cheap and fast process, however, it’s highly important for the overall...

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Jan 30th Warning Signs That Your Muffler Needs To Be Replaced

Service for Mufflers in Nashville, TN Did you know that your muffler plays a very important role in the overall function of your vehicle? However, this happens to be the one part of a car that owners tend to neglect the most when an issue arises. This is mainly due to their lack of knowledge...

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12 Oct Vehicle Lights and Wipers: The Keys to See and Be Seen

As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

05 Oct October is Fall Car Care Month!

October is Fall Car Care Month!

28 Sep Top 10 Little Known Tricks For Better Gas Mileage

Top 10 Little Known Tricks For Better Gas Mileage

21 Sep Prepare Your Car for Fall: 3 Quick Tips

Autumn means shorter days, colorful foliage, football season, and shaking one’s head in disbelief at stores putting up their Christmas displays in October. And with the change in seasons come changes in driving conditions – temperatures drop, and many parts of the country start to see an increase in rain, ice on the roads, and even a bit of snow. Here are three ways to make sure that your car is ready for the fall

14 Sep Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality

Here are seven common car care myths and some pitfalls to avoid when taking care of your vehicle. 

06 Sep Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over

Many drivers may feel that they don’t have the time or money to address vehicle repairs immediately, but beware that ignoring some repairs can get you pulled over and even ticketed, says the Car Care Council.

“Ignoring certain vehicle repairs may seem to save money in the short term but can lead to extra costs, such as fines or ‘fix-it’ tickets, if these problems are not taken care of when they arise,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

31 Aug The 15 Most Epic Tailgating Vehicles in College Football

There’s no right or wrong way to tailgate, but the folks who drive these ultimate tailgating vehicles are definitely doing it right. They take tailgating to the next level by pouring their heart and soul (and a lot of their savings) into an epic tribute to their favorite teams.

02 Aug A Solution That's Fit to Be Tried

The sloshing sound in this Honda Fit is likely AC related.

14 Aug New Car Care Council Video Helps Get Your Vehicle Back-to-School Ready

Back-to-school season is quickly approaching, which means family vehicles will start working overtime. The Car Care Council has released an informative new video that will help families get their vehicles ready for carpools, playdates, soccer games and more this fall.

02 Aug In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You

In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You by Kristin Houser on August 2, 2017 Gentex Corporation Next-Level Integration As automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo focus on developing vehicles that can interact autonomously with their environments, Ari Teman is exploring ways the cars of the future could interact with you .

05 Aug Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality | Auto & Other Vehicle Services

Hello, I'm interested in finding out more about your Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality CAPTCHA Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality Aug 5, 2018 Believe any of these myths at your costly peril Some automotive maintenance myths seem to have taken on lives of their own. Sure, they seem like logical, sound pieces of advice, but when it comes to maintaining your car, they could end up costing you extra money and time in the long run.

01 Aug Put a Stop to Brake Trouble Before School Starts

A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. Brake Safety Awareness Month is the ideal time to stop and make sure your brakes are working properly before the new school year and colder temperatures arrive.

16 Jul 30 Best Classic Road Trip Songs of All Time

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the great American road trip.

06 Jul 5 Tips For Driving In Extreme Heat

Driving in extreme heat can put specific stresses on your vehicle, so it makes sense to be aware of them. Check out these 5 tips that will make your heat wave commute easier both on your car and yourself.

07 Jun How to Reset Steering Wheel's 'Clock'

When your steering wheel says 11 a.m. but your wheels insist it's noon, it's time for a mechanic.

13 Jun Paying at the Pump is Taking Up More of Motorists' Paychecks

Don’t Let Your Tank Break Your Bank. For when you are behind the wheel this summer, AAA offers these tips to improve your driving to get better gas mileage: Observe the speed limit. Not only is it safer, it can help you save money. Lose the weight. The heavier your car, the more fuel it uses. Accelerate gradually. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage. Maintain recommended tire pressure.

31 May Your New Car May Have New Needs

Check out these tips for navigating fluid-change and oil recommendations on new cars

01 Jun It's Time for an Oil Change

It's Time for an Oil Change

25 May 10 Most Popular Road Trip Routes in the US

From "On the Road" to "Thelma and Louise" to "Easy Rider," is there any endeavor more American than the road trip? On these popular drives, getting there is more than half the fun.

15 May Is Your Car #RoadTrip Ready?

Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your vehicle is road trip ready so you can have any problems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehicle checkup will help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

01 May Don't Let the Check Engine Light Turn You Off From Making Needed Repairs

The top 10 check engine light repairs from the annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ reinforces what the Car Care Council has been saying for years. Motorists who ignore the check engine light get less miles per gallon and could face costly repairs down the road.

07 May Car AC ON vs Windows Down - Mythbusters

Car AC ON vs Windows Down - Mythbusters 

20 Apr Here's Why You Should Never Drive Your Car On Empty

Some drivers see their car’s fuel gauge as a nagging parent; it lights up urging you to refuel like your mom or dad would remind you to clean your room. But don’t ignore your car’s insistence on refueling, because you can damage your car by running it on empty.

28 Feb Learn about the Dangers of Potholes in New Video

The Car Care Council, in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), has produced a new video about the perils of potholes and how they can adversely affect a vehicle’s handling and performance.

The new video titled “Dangers of Potholes” emphasizes three warning signs that motorists should look for after hitting a pothole:

  • Loss of control
  • Pulling in one direction and uneven tire wear
  • Tire and wheel problems

28 Mar Late-Night TV Celebrities Ranked by Car Owners Most Trusted To Work on Their Cars

If you could pick a late-night television celebrity to work on your car, there is a good chance his first name would be Jimmy. In a survey of more than 20,000 vehicle owners across the country, the results show that Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon top the list says the non-profit Car Care Council.

30 Mar 5 Fluids You Should Check For April Car Care Month

5 Fluids You Should Check For Car Care Month 

23 Mar Why Changing Your Car's Air Filter Is More Important Than You Think

Your car’s air filter is a key part of your engine’s respiratory system.

16 Mar Safety Tips - Getting your cars ready for spring

Safety Tips - Getting your cars ready for spring

07 Mar Add Your Vehicle to Spring Forward Safety Checklist

Spring is here and its arrival means warmer weather, more hours of daylight and spring break travel. As you set your clocks forward on March 11 and plan to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, take a few steps to make sure your vehicle is safe and road-trip ready, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

02 Mar The Dangers Of Potholes

The Dangers Of Potholes

23 Feb Top Ten Car Care Tips

We all know somebody with an older, high-mileage vehicle that just keeps on running year after year---that crazy uncle in the high-mileage ride that keeps on going strong.

13 Feb Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine

This friend who claims oil changes are unnecessary is flat-out wrong.

12 Feb 10 Crucial Things To Know Before You Start Driving In The Rain

Knowing how wet roads and reduced visibility affects the way your vehicle handles will help you stay safe when driving in rainy conditions.

02 Feb 100 Years of Cars

Ford. Chevy. Lincoln. Buckle up and take a ride down memory lane in our homage to 11 cars that have defined the past century of driving. 

26 Jan 6 Things Even The Laziest Car Owners Should Check

6 Things Even The Laziest Car Owners Should Check

12 Jan Can You Trust a Cars Warning Lights?

Can You Trust a Cars Warning Lights?

05 Jan Cold Weather Tips and More from 'Talking Cars'

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With much of the nation in winter’s icy grip, many of us are facing freezing temperatures and slippery driving conditions. What's worse is that some of us are feeling the nip of Jack Frost’s bite in areas that he has no business visiting, including Florida.

15 Dec A Winter Car Emergency Kit Makes a Great Gift

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A winter car emergency kit makes for a good, practical holiday gift for the drivers in your family, including yourself.

Winter weather could leave you stranded, but a well-stocked emergency kit can help you get back on the road or at least make time waiting for assistance safer and more comfortable. (See other gift suggestions for car lovers.)

22 Dec Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

During the winter, the Car Care Council recommends keeping your vehicle’s gas tank at least half full as that decreases the chances of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing. 

15 Dec Essential Winter Driving Tips

From snow and ice to sleet and rain; winter weather doesn’t hold back. Be prepared with advice from Consumer Reports experts on how to drive through whatever winter throws at you