A growing marketing trend among car manufacturers is the claim that their cars are now ‘low maintenance’, with oil changes needed less frequently. We have had customers tell us their newer cars only require an oil change every 7,500 miles, 10,000 miles, etc. While advancing technology and lighter viscosity oils may have improved performance, our experience still makes us rather […]
Tire Size Example: P235/55R17 98V P classifies the tire as a Passenger tire, or ‘PMetric. ’ The other most popular designation is LT. These are commonly used on ‘Light Trucks’ and SUVs. Be very wary of any tire starting with ST. This stands for ‘Special Trailer’ and is designed to be used exclusively as a trailer tire. Never use these […]
Air Pressure Check the pressure in your tires at least monthly and before long trips when your tires are cool (after the vehicle has been stopped 3 hours and then driven less than one mile). Adjust to the vehicle manufacturer’s specified pressure while tires are cold. Never bleed or reduce the air pressure when tires are hot. It is normal […]
Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4.1 per cent, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done. If your car has a faulty oxygen sensor, your gas mileage may improve […]
In the not-so-distant past, 100,000 miles was considered to be the benchmark for your vehicle’s service life. Armed with better technology and an improved understanding of vehicle maintenance, today’s cars are generally lasting twice as long…often surpassing 200,000 miles before they aren’t cost effective to maintain. Most motorists know the importance of a regular oil change, but what about the […]
Archer's Action Auto is a Myrtle Beach auto repair shop located between the city of Conway and the city of Myrtle Beach. With highly qualified mechanics and technicians, Archer's Action Auto handles oil changes, car repairs, tire rotation, engine swaps, transmission work, wiper blades, brakes tune-ups, cooling systems, check engine lights, timing belts, headlight and taillight replacement, suspension, differentials, air conditioning, heating, wheel alignment, and sells tires. Archer's Action Auto has been in business for over 40 years.