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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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.

31 Jan Reducing Motor Vehicle Theft

Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often an indispensable part of our lives. But what would happen if your vehicle suddenly disappeared?

24 Jan General Service Schedule

A regular service schedule can help keep your car running at it’s best. For your convenience, the Car Care Council developed a Service Interval Schedule to help you keep track of regular maintenance.

11 Jan Driving into the future: The car show at CES

Turns out that the SEMA Show isn’t the only automotive showcase that annually overflows the Las Vegas Convention Center. This past week, the convention center’s North Hall has been the epicenter of the automotive world as automakers, their suppliers and even some newcomers displayed their visions for our drive into the future.

07 Jan Car Care Council Urges Commuters to Maintain a Healthy Work-Drive Balance

The Car Care Council has a number of tips for commuters to help ensure their trips to and from work are as enjoyable and worry-free as possible.

03 Jan 2020 New Year's Resolutions

2020 has arrived and many are carefully selecting New Year’s Resolutions. Establishing challenging yet achievable goals is the essence of New Year’s Resolutions, a tradition that dates back 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians.

27 Dec Texting and Driving Laws and Fines by State

It's something a majority of us do daily; in fact, most people text 5 times, 10 times, if not more on a daily basis. So, what's the harm in doing it while driving?

13 Dec 5 Sounds that Signal your Car Needs Auto Repairs

While modern cars are more reliable than ever, they still need regular maintenance and many motorists don’t notice a needed repair until something changes, particularly how the car sounds.

06 Dec 12 Safety Tips For Driving At Night

It’s not just paranoia: Driving at night is actually more dangerous. Fatal accidents are three times more likely at night compared with the daytime, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

22 Nov Don't Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs down the road in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value.

18 Nov Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

08 Nov The Meanings Behind 15 Symbols On Your Car's Dashboard

When something goes wrong with your car or if a feature you should know about gets activated, a signal funnels through the electrical system and into the dashboard.