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  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
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    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
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919-934-1455 | 47 Last Cast Dr

COST SAVING TIPS

COST SAVING TIPS, Benson, NC

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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They are honest and an all around great group of guys. Any issues I have with my personal or work vehicles, they are more than happy to go out of their way to get me the help I need. Will never take my vehicles anywhere else.

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This is the only place I take my car for everything from a simple oil change or inspection, to "my car is making a funny sound." Never have I felt pressured to do something unnecessary or like I'm being deceived. It's so nice to have somewhere to go with honest men of integrity working on my vehicle.

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They are awesome. I have no car experience and they have had multiple opps to take me for all that I'm worth. Mr. Donnie and Mr. Keith do the job and do it right. They do the job right for a really good price, too. I recommend them to anyone!

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I took my van here today at the recommendation of a someone else and I'm so glad I did. I was in and out within an hour. They are very honest and trustworthy mechanics.

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Crossroads Automotive is wonderful! Always there to help and so trustworthy! Been a customer for years. Thank you so much!

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Very knowledgeable, will explain everything in detail, never had a bad experience there, would highly recommend them.

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This is a great place to take your car for most everything. I highly recommend this place!

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Donnie, Ed, and crew are stand-up guys who know their craft. They are HONEST, dependable, and their expertise is unmatched. I recommend them to anyone looking to have their vehicle repaired or serviced.

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If you are between Benson, Four Oaks, or the Clayton area this is a great auto mechanic shop to go to. Clean, reliable, friendly, dependable, great mechanics, clean and honest. Ask for Donnie. You won't be disappointed.

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Good, honest, and dependable people. The staff is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. If your vehicle needs any work, give them a call.

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  • IDENTIFIX
  • NAPA
  • NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
  • GR Motor Company
  • Car Care Aware
  • Call Us For Service: 919-934-1455