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Winter's Almost Here -- Is Your Car Ready/

November 27th, 2016
You know winters in Tennessee can be tough and can put a lot of stress on your car's systems.The right maintenance, however, can give your vehicle a leg up on getting through winter with no issues.
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Why Oil Changes Are So Important

February 3rd, 2016
You probably heard it from your dad years ago – “the best way to get the most miles out of your car is to get the oil changed regularly.” Well, your dad was right, and it’s still true.
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Everything You Didn't Know About Used Motor Oil

October 27th, 2015
Oil Changes in Nashville, TNSince the 1950s, trucking companies, railroads and other operators have been using laboratory analysis of used motor oil to monitor engine health. Today, it’s key to the maintenance plans of manufacturing plants, power stations, processing plants and much more. Any piece of equipment that uses oil and has a lubricating system can be a candidate for oil analysis. 
 

Why is Oil Condition So Important? 

 
Normal wear will generate tiny flakes of metal and other particles from contact. Lubricating oil, then, can be considered a diagnostic medium since it carries these particles; abnormal wear such as corrosion or abrasion will increase the number of particles suspended in the oil. Contaminants can be detected as well; for experts, detailed a ...[more]
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Benefits You Didn’t Know About Oil Changes

July 15th, 2015

Automotive technology has come a long way since the mid-20th century, and so has motor oil. A 1940s-era car didn’t feature an oil pump or oil filter. Instead, they relied on dippers on the crankshaft’s counterweights, which would then sling oil to coat crucial moving parts. Motor oils in those days weren’t designed with detergents and other additives to help keep the engine clean; even with frequent oil change intervals, many cars would be in need of an engine overhaul by the time they reached 80,000 miles.

Today’s motor oil formulations incorporate additives to suspend contaminants in the oil so they can easily be trapped by the oil filter. Here are a few other facts about motor oil you may not have known:

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4 Budget Friendly Ways to Improve Mom’s Ride

May 14th, 2015

So we all know that May is devoted to Mother’s Day. In honor of mothers everywhere, here are a few helpful suggestions for you to show mom just how much you care.  
 
1. Oil Change - Getting Mom’s car an oil change would be a nice way to help her get the most miles out of her car. Regular oil changes keep moving parts lubricated, reducing friction and heat buildup, and prevent deposits of sludge and gunk from building up on internal engine assemblies. 
 
2. Wiper Replacement - Even the best windshield wipers need to be replaced every 12 months or so. We’ll get a look at the w ...[more]
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Why Schedule Regular Oil Changes For Your Vehicle?

March 5th, 2015
Many vehicle owners do not take the time to schedule regular oil changes. Regular oil changes are vital to the life of your engine and can extend its performance for years. This is one of the most important and inexpensive things you can do to keep engine protected. Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 3,000-6,000 miles, depending on your vehicle use and the type of oil you are using. 
 
Oil Changes are essential to:
  • Lubricate engine to reduce wear and friction
  • Reduce engine temperatures
  • Maintaining proper engine function
With regular oil changes your engine will be protected against much of the harm normal wear and tear will cause. Parts will stay cleaner with less corrosion, which means with regular upkeep there will ...[more]
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Five Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

November 27th, 2014
1. Tires: Ensure tire pressure is properly serviced and maintained for both lengthy travels and everyday driving. Underinflation of tires can cause unnecessary wear and hardship to tire tread, causing tire failure or malfunctions. If not properly inflated, fuel economy can be severely decreased, causing drivers to lose about .6 miles per gallon due to improper tire conditions. Whether over or under inflated, tires can easily lose traction that could lead to an accident if not addressed. Service tires before Thanksgiving travel this holiday season to avoid unnecessary accidents, injury or inconvenience.
 
2. Headlights: Maintaining proper safety and visibility is imperative for winter driving conditions as travelers often drive in less ...[more]
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Oil Changes for Mother’s Day

May 7th, 2014
When you were growing up, your Mother gave you the world!  So, what better way to show her how much you care about her than the gift of vehicle maintenance. Skip the cheesy cards and give the Mother in your life a gift that is not only practical, but one she can enjoy for 3,000–5,000 miles. Transform that forgettable bouquet of flowers into a memorable oil change with sentimental value that truly shows how much you care about her safety and the longevity of her vehicle. This is a thoughtful gift any Mother will use and make her feel like a queen while doing an everyday task such as having an oil change. 
 
Preventative maintenance is the most effective step any vehicle owner could utilize to both improve the performance of their vehicle and protect the longe ...[more]
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American Tire Company Supports Marathon Runners with Oil Change Discount

April 14th, 2014

This press release recently went out about American Tire Company:

More than 30,000 runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and spectators will participate in the 15th annual Country Music Marathon & 2/3 Marathon on April 26th, 2014. The race will begin at 6:45 a.m. and the streets of Music City will be lined with 28 stages with live bands performing. The event boasts the best of Nashville’s live music and entertainment.

American Tire Company, Nashville’s most trusted tire and auto repair service, is proud to announce that they will once again support Nashville’s Country Music Marathon through offering a $12.99 oil change for marathon participants on the weekend of the race. Marathon participants may bring their participant number to any of American Tire Company's 12 locations in order to receive the promotion. This limited time offer is good from race day until May 3rd, 2014. To find a list of American Tire Company locations, runners may vis ...[more]

Oil Changes at American Tire Company

March 3rd, 2014
Did you know that American Tire Company will change your vehicle’s oil? We offer a full range of services from wheel alignments, brakes, coolant system flushes, and even oil changes! Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of oil changes, and how we here at American Tire Company can help you out at Oil Change Nashville TNone of our 12 locations throughout TN.
 
With a full service oil change you will receive: 
 
Replacement of your oil- We drain out your old oil and replace it with the new stuff. This seems pretty simple, but there are a lot of benefactors. As you drive your vehicle, the oil in your engine not only lubricates the engine to keep heat moving through it, preventing engine fa ...[more]
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