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Car Maintenance

150,000 miles is nothing these days

I can’t take credit for this article, I found it on How Your Car Can Live Past 150,000 Miles Improvements in technology, build quality and metallurgy mean that cars are living longer, even in the Rust Belt. Domestic and…

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April is National Car Care Month

Hello spring, good bye winter. Welcome to April! April in the automotive industry is known as National Car Care Month. With that in mind we focus on the importance of car care and preventative maintenance. One good resource on this…

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5 Signs you may need new brakes

5 Quick Signs you need New Brakes Look and Listen First, check for wear by looking at your brake pads through the spaces between the wheel’s spokes. The outside pad will be pressed against a metal rotor. Generally, there should…

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How to Pick the Right Tires

                  How to pick the right tires Tires can be overwhelming if you do not know what you are looking for.  This is where having a trust worthy shop to lean on pays off.  They can help you with…

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Creating a Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

One of the biggest things we get asked about is maintenance on vehicles.  I think it is well known that regular scheduled maintenance is the cheapest thing you can do to prolong the life of your vehicle.  But what does…

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Come Experience the difference

Happy New Year!  I wanted to personally thank you for your continued support of our New Shop.  We are extremely excited for what 2019 has in store for American Tire and Automotive.  Today I wanted to speak about repair shops…

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Virtual Shop Tour

Hi everyone! We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Invision360 to bring you this one of a kind virtual tour of our shop.  Here you can view our inviting waiting room, check out the quick lube, and see what…

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Explore our New Website!

We are excited to introduce our brand new website! American Tire & Automotive recently partnered with Idea Marketing Group to create a visually-pleasing, user-friendly website that represents our company and accurately portrays our brand. Since customer service is at the…

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We had a great message at church over the weekend, Be kind! As I do with all sermons, I find a way to relate it to my own life. Whether it be personally or professionally. This week it got me thinking about the path I followed to start my own shop. Most people go into business for a varied of reasons, money, be your own boss. Things like that. For me it was completely different. Don’t get me wrong, I want to make money, be my own boss, well I could take it or leave it. For me those things were far down the list of reasons why I opened ATA. The two main reasons where I wanted to positively impact my community and I wanted to change the Automotive repair industry perception. I wanted to make my community a better place by helping as many people out, having a positive impact on everyone around me. We have made some small strides, but I still want to do more and need to do more! Secondly, in my former position I had a unique opportunity to visit over 1000 shops through out the country. Let me tell you, the majority of what I saw made me ashamed to be part of this industry. Now don’t take that out of context, we do have some shops through out the country doing things the right way and treating people the way they should be treated but the bad far out weighted the good. A lot of the issues came down to honesty, quality of the work, and communication. Or like the message on Sunday said, Be Kind! It is with that approach and that mind set, that I opened my shop. Now we still have a long way to go to accomplish our goals, but I can promise you this. We will accomplish those goals and we will do it with that message in mind, BE KIND!

If you are looking for an honest, quality, automotive repair shop give American Tire and Automotive the opportunity to earn your trust and business.