Jan 31st How To Extend Your Car’s Life

Auto Maintenance Routine auto maintenance by mileage is an excellent way to extend your car’s life, especially when your vehicle has high mileage. With a high mileage vehicle, keeping up with the recommended maintenance is the key to ensuring that your car will stay in good shape. No matter how old it is, your car...

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Dec 6th Great Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle  

Since the winter season is finally here, it’s important that we take the time to prep both our homes and our vehicles for the remaining brisk season. From frigid temperatures, icy roads, snow, salted streets and everything in between can be very damaging to your car which is why it’s essential that your vehicle is...

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Nov 30th Why Being an AAA-Approved Auto Repair Shop Matters

AAA Approved Nashville, TN On the windows of countless auto shops around the country, we see that familiar red, white, and blue sticker with the “AAA” logo. For technicians, being able to advertise their shop as “AAA-approved” is a huge deal, and for customers, it provides us with a great sense of relief that our...

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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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15 Jan Famous Movie Cars: A List of the Most Iconic Movie Cars of All Time

Nothing says movie nostalgia quite like the cars the characters drive, especially when the film involves racing of any kind. In many cases, these vehicles can become the visual icon for the entire film. They also become extensions of the characters themselves — they’re not just props, they become key elements of the character development. 

08 Jan Routine Vehicle Maintenance 101: What You Should Know

Vehicles are machines, and like any machine they need maintenance. For most vehicles, regular maintenance begins at 5,000 miles and continues from there every 5,000-10,000 miles. Of course, checking your car on a more regular basis is even better.

31 Dec 50 Crazy and Interesting Car Facts That You Should Know

Even for the most diehard gearheads and auto gurus out there, it’s impossible to truly know and retain everything there is to know about cars. 

18 Dec These 10 Holiday Travel Tips Can Save Your Sanity

Holiday road trips always sound fun in theory, but let’s be honest: The irritation level can get pretty high in there about 30 minutes into the drive (especially if you’re traveling with little ones). Make this season’s car rides your most painless and festive yet with these super simple, plan-ahead tips.

11 Dec 5 things everyone should know about their car

With the amount of money we spend on the payments, maintenance, and repair of our cars, you’d think we’d have a better relationship with our vehicles. But understanding our cars—how they work, how to care for them, repair costs—can be overwhelming. 

07 Dec Where Does Gasoline Come From?

Pumping gasoline is a routine to which most people give little thought. Just stop at the gas station, pay, fill up and go. But have you ever wondered where the gas you buy actually comes from?

25 Nov The flying car is here – and it could change the world

Flying cars may seem futuristic – but from commercial jetpacks to personal air taxis, they are already here. Here’s how they could transform the way we commute, work, and live.

20 Nov Don't Let Your Thanksgiving Road Trip be a Turkey

One way to avoid a turkey of a Thanksgiving road trip is to make sure the vehicle you will be driving is running well. A 10-minute pre-trip check is a quick and easy way to help avoid the inconvenience of a breakdown many miles away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

06 Nov What's the Secret Behind the Numbers on the Interstate Signs?

If you've ever driven west on Interstate 80 through Nebraska, you've seen one of the flattest and emptiest roads in America ... and you probably had some time to ponder life's most important questions. For example, why is the highway called "I-80," anyway? And why do some interstate names have one, two or three digits?

30 Oct The Most Dangerous Time to Drive

Shorter days, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour, and impaired drivers are some of the risks we face when driving at night. These risks become especially pronounced moving into the weekend, with fatal crashes peaking on Saturday nights, according to NSC analysis of NHTSA data. 

23 Oct Motorist Checklist for Fall Car Care Month in October

The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. The Car Care Council recommends that car owners follow its Fall Car Care Month checklist and inspect their vehicles before the temperatures drop and severe weather hits.

16 Oct 13 Interstate Safety Tips to Help Keep You and Your Passengers Safe

No one wants to admit to being a distracted driver, but we’ve all texted, talked and eaten while on the road. The truth about distracted driving is that it doesn’t take much for our attention to be diverted.

09 Oct How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery?

Car batteries are the strong, silent member of the automotive team. They do their job regardless of heat, cold weather and the drivers who demand so much of them. While a battery that allows a car start at the first turn of the key is a joyful thing, it doesn't last forever.

02 Oct 15 cars that changed the world

We're always trying to figure out what the Golden Age of cars was, but the truth is that ever since World War II, we've lived in something of an endless Golden Age. 

25 Sep Standard Motor Products Awards Women in Auto Care Scholarships

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has announced the winners of its SMP “Women in Auto Care” Scholarship. The inaugural competition has presented two female students with $5,000 each. 

18 Sep Air Cabin Filter: Everything You Need To Know

An air cabin filter is an important component in any vehicle's heating and cooling system. It helps protect the passengers from contaminants in the air they breathe.

04 Sep Low Gas Prices + Simple Car Care = More Savings

With gas prices remaining low, motorists should take advantage of their savings and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, says the Car Care Council.

28 Aug Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart

Driving can be very stressful, particularly if you are stuck in heavy traffic or are an inexperienced driver, and this stress will eventually take its toll on the heart. However, researchers now confirm that there is a simple fix for this problem: listening to the right music while driving.

21 Aug Learn the ABCs of Car Care

Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is. The Car Care Council recommends that motorists brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its most efficient level before the school year commences and the onset of fall and winter weather.

14 Aug Playing with Cars: How Kids Become Adults Obsessed with Machines

It starts with Hot Wheels and garbage trucks and blossoms into something more. Brett Berk dives into the psychology of why you never stopped loving automobiles.

07 Aug Stop and Check Your Brakes

Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes checked to make sure they are in safe working condition before summer ends and the school year starts, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

31 Jul Are you Driving an Unsafe Car? What You Need to Know About Recalls

Only you can protect your family or yourself from defective or noncompliant vehicles or equipment that could pose a threat to your safety.

24 Jul How to keep your car from overheating

You may love the heat of summer, but you need to help your car keep its cool when temperatures rise. An engine that runs too hot can damage the vehicle and threaten your safety. Here are some tips we’ve compiled to help prevent your car from overheating:

17 Jul What's Involved In Servicing Your Car's Air Conditioning

Summer's arrival means your vehicle's air conditioning system is going to be under a serious strain before long. If you haven't had your system serviced in a while, now's the time. 

08 Jul 'Cone Zone' Season Can Be Tough On Vehicles

Summer is the main season for “cone zones,” road construction where you will likely hit a bump or two, or come across loose stones and other hazards. These rough road conditions can be tough on a vehicle’s steering and suspension system and can throw out the alignment, while loose stones have the potential to damage the vehicle’s exterior or windshield, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

02 Jul This Is How Your Car's Engine Works

This is how the combination of an engine, fuel, and air makes your car move, explained in plain English, in case you're not an engineer.

26 Jun Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment

Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value.

19 Jun Speeding

We all know the frustrations of modern life and juggling a busy schedule, but speed limits are put in place to protect all road users. Learn about the dangers of speeding and why faster doesn’t mean safer.

12 Jun Seat Belts

One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.

05 Jun 17 Car Facts to Impress Your Friends With

We love car facts. Those pieces of knowledge that give extra insight into the story of the car and the industries that surround it, or the sociology of the car and its roll in society.

29 May How Air Conditioners Work

Would you like to know how your vehicle’s air conditioner works? The system looks complicated, but it's really quite simple.

22 May Your Nose Knows: Six Vehicle Warning Signs You Can Smell

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore.

01 May Five Steps Towards Better Battery Behavior

Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. That’s why it’s a good idea to check your battery as the seasons change from hotter to cooler or if you’ve been driving in a hot part of the country.

24 Apr Albert and The Car: How Einstein's Work Still Affects Modern Drivers

In May 1919, a pair of English astronomers leveraged a rare solar event to confirm Einstein’s predictions how light and time were influenced by gravity. The result was a plethora of new technologies used in modern life every day.

17 Apr Spring cleaning tips and tricks for your car

While your home or office might be a priority for the spring cleaning madness, one place you shouldn’t neglect to clean is your car.

10 Apr Keep Maintaining Your Vehicle Even If It Sits Idle

With a majority of vehicle owners living in areas of the country that have stay-at-home orders, many vehicles may be sitting idle for days or weeks at a time. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends starting your car at least once a week and keeping up with routine auto care to help prevent potential maintenance issues.

03 Apr Observe National Car Care Month with a Driveway Vehicle Check

National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time for simple driveway car care to make sure your vehicle is operating safely and dependably for essential trips during this trying time, says the Car Care Council.

10 Mar The Pitfalls of Potholes: Look for the Warning Signs of Vehicle Damage

Potholes appear and they are a major pitfall of springtime driving. While hitting one can give you a jolt, it can also seriously damage your vehicle.

 

06 Mar What Do Those Dashboard Lights in Your Car Mean?

With each passing year, cars get outfitted with more technology. While that's a blessing from the standpoint of making driving safer and more enjoyable, it also means modern dashboards are considerably more cluttered with indicator lights than they used to be.

07 Feb 7 Sweet Ways to Show Your Car Some Love

As you prep for the big Heart Day, why not consider sharing the love with your trusty vehicle? It works hard for you daily and rarely complains, even after you slam the brakes, blare the horn, and pound the steering wheel. Plus, it puts up with your singing — reason alone to shower it with affection.