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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
It is that time of the year when many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm-up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council.
The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars were built with carburetors. With new fuel-injection technology, complex computer systems, and thinner synthetic oils, drivers don’t need to warm up their cars before hitting the road.
Whether you're heading down the street or across the country on a road trip, it's likely you generally follow (most) traffic laws. The majority of those rules are fairly straightforward and well known—do we even need to mention speed limits?—but some states have more obscure laws on the books, covering some rather strange topics. Curious whether you've ever been or could be in violation of some of these more eccentric traffic laws? Click through to see 20 of the oddest we could find and where they're in force.
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.
30 Nov 4 Tips for Driving in Rain
Did you know it only takes 1/12th an inch of rain and 35 mph to hydroplane? The roads are more dangerous when rain comes after a dry spell. (Rain slicks the road with accumulated oil and dirt). But, you just need water. Even though most of the oil washes off after one day’s rain, wet roads are dangerous—rainy weather or not.
High traffic volumes and unpredictable weather make Thanksgiving a stressful time to travel. According to the AAA, the number of Thanksgiving travelers will top 54 million, the highest travel volume in over a dozen years. While you can’t control the traffic or the weather, you can make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the trip, says the non-profit Car Care Council.
As part of its efforts to educate motorists about the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance, the Car Care Council has released a new video titled, “It’s Time for an Oil Change.”
Produced in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), the new video discusses the why, when and where to have an oil change performed, including:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.