NAPA AutoCare Centers of Dekalb County

7 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR DRIVING IN THE RAIN

1. Regularly Replace Your Car’s Windshield Wiper Blades Your car’s windshield wipers are your first line of defense against wet weather. They work tirelessly to clear rain from your windshield, but if they’re in poor shape, they’ll deliver disappointing results. For optimum performance, your car’s wiper blades should be changed every six months, and blades that frequently […]

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WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING: SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

Tire balance and wheel alignment are often micro adjustments with macro consequences. Beyond being a part of routine tire maintenance, keeping everything rolling smoothly affects steering, suspension and ride feel. So it’s worth learning about and keeping an eye out for when things might be out of whack. Rough and Tumble A wheel alignment and tire balancing often […]

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Types of Power Steering

We’ve all had some pretty close calls behind the wheel at one point or another. Some may include: neighborhood kids running in front of your vehicle after a rogue ball, a huge pothole in the road that you didn’t see right away, tight parking lot turns, or perhaps an incoming vehicle that slips into your […]

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Shedding Some Light on Headlights

Have you ever noticed dull or dimming headlights pull up behind you? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Is that what my headlights look like?” The answer to that question could be yes because headlights have a tendency to dim over time. There are a couple of different reasons why your headlights could appear dull. […]

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What Does A Recall Mean?

The largest vehicle recall ever was in 1980 when Ford Motor Company recalled 21 million vehicles for an issue that caused the car to go from park to reverse. Most of the cars were never repaired, and instead, a sticker to be applied to the dashboard was sent to owners of the cars. If you […]

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Do You Know How to Talk Car?

To some, a car is a man’s best friend. Our cars get us from point A to point B. They give us independence. At times, our cars keep us dry. They are our comfort buddies, cars provide a place to crank up the radio and just drive with no end goal in mind while satisfying […]

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What to Do in Case of a Breakdown

Having your vehicle break down is always inconvenient. Sometimes it’s downright scary. Knowing what to do in advance will help you make better decisions should it happen to you. The most important thing is to get to safety carefully. Take your foot off the accelerator and do NOT brake suddenly or hard. Calmly work your […]

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Love Your Car This Valentine’s Day

It should be pretty clear by now that DeKalb County NAPA AutoCare Centers love vehicles. So this Valentine’s Day, take it from us and let us help you show your vehicle some TLC. Don’t forget about those close to your hearts, we don’t need any angry spouses running around smashing windows this week. Although it […]

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Leave it to the Pros

Having a car’s like having a house. Chances are your home’s going to need some work from time to time. Maybe the wood panels in the den just need a fresh coat of paint. Or maybe the electrical wiring’s worn down and needs replacing – that’s not something you’ll want to do yourself. Your car’s […]

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car is a smart idea for many reasons. It can minimize depreciation and reduce insurance costs and registration fees. However, there are some used cars out there that need a second look over.   As the buyer of a used car, it’s important to do your research.  There is loads of information […]

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