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3 Tips To Make Your European Car Feel Like New!

Carfix is your auto repair service in Raleigh, NC that is committed to serving the community in providing excellent customer service and repairs. As the summer winds down and the school season is in full swing, you want your car to be ready for a new kind of season.  We’ll take a look at three […]

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3 Tips To Make Your Vehicle “Back To School” Ready

School is almost back in session for students. And you’re a busy parent that will constantly be on the go. From going to and from work to dropping the kids off or picking them up from soccer practice, your vehicle needs to be in the best possible shape to handle it all. That’s why Carfix, […]

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Don’t Forget Your Car This Valentine’s Day

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day? Perhaps dinner with a loved one, with chocolate and flowers as a gift? It’s nice to be able to show our loved ones that we care through kind gestures this month (and anytime, really.) There is something else in our lives that may be due a kind gesture […]

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How To Prep Your Car For the Summer in Raleigh and Garner, NC

Summer is here and things are starting to get a little hectic. There’s a lot of running around and there might be plenty of trips from home to work, the kids’ soccer practice, appointments, and so much more. But have you taken the time to make sure your vehicle can handle it all?  At Carfix, […]

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5 Common Problems With Diesel Engines

Diesel engines experience common problems just as gasoline engines do. There are five specific things that can affect your diesel engine’s performance and Car Fix lists them below. If you notice any of these issues with your diesel vehicle, bring it into our shop and we’ll fix the problem quickly. We not only work on […]

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The Ultimate Car Care Checklist For Spring by Carfix Garner & Raleigh

Winter can be a rough time for our vehicles. Harsh weather, potential run-ins with ice, snow, and salt, and the potential for many miles driven to our holiday celebrations add up to potential trouble down the road for you and your vehicle.  Spring is a wonderful time to show your vehicle the extra tender loving […]

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How To Keep Your Car Running When You’re Not Using It

If you have a vehicle that isn’t used very often, there is a risk that the next time you go to drive it, it simply won’t turn on. There are other things that can happen, as well, depending upon how well you upkeep your car, so what can you do? Here at Carfix, we want […]

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4 Reasons Why Checking The Oil Is A Must

Did you know that checking the oil in your vehicle is more important than ever? That’s right. It’s also something that you shouldn’t ignore doing. We at Carfix love our Garner and Raleigh, NC customers. And we want them to get through the summer without any kind of car trouble. That’s why we offer a […]

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Used Car Buying Tips

If you’re looking for a new car, you already know how expensive they can be. When it comes to saving money, purchasing a used car is often the better, less expensive option. While some used cars may have their pitfalls, overall they’re a good investment that should serve you for many years. Before you head […]

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Fastest Ways To Cool Inside Of Car In The Summer

Driving during the hot summer months can be especially uncomfortable. With the combination of heat and humidity, it can be even worse. Whether you drive a little or a lot, it’s good to know how you can cool off the inside of your car quickly so you don’t have to suffer for very long. Read […]

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Why Are Cars So Expensive?

If you’ve dared try to purchase a new automobile in the last few years, you probably understand the term sticker shock. With base-model trucks and small SUVs starting around $35,000, you might be hoping the investment comes with a year’s supply of free sandwiches. Or at least a good massage. Unfortunately, the price of cars […]

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Does the Brand of Gas I Use Actually Matter

When you head to your local gas station for a fill-up, you’re probably presented with a variety of brands and station names. Today’s gasoline is regulated and is legally required to have specific levels of additives like detergent, octane, ethanol, and other ingredients to maintain good quality. The brand name of gas you choose might […]

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Show Your Car Some Love in February With These Tips

February is the month of love! It’s a wonderful time to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. This month is also an opportunity to show your appreciation for something else in your life that remains a close companion: your car! As much as our cars do for us, it’s the least […]

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3 Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Holiday Travel

The Christmas decorations are out, and buildings are lit with the cozy glow of lights! Christmas is just around the corner, and so is that family road trip that you take to see Grandma every year. Right now is the perfect time to check in with your car and make sure everything is ready before […]

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Helpful Info

Tips on Auto Care 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 […]

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3 Fall Car Care Month Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

We love fall in the Garner area; how about you? All throughout Johnston County and the greater Research Triangle area you can find entertainment galore: corn mazes, festivals, and of course, trick-or-treating! But there is one other fall activity that often gets looked over, car maintenance! October is National Car Care Month, and we here […]

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What Causes Undercarriage Rust?

Face it. We have a lot of moisture in Garner, NC. Our springs and summers are humid and our falls and winters bring in a lot of rain. In fact, we average about 3 to 4 inches of precipitation each month. What does this mean for your vehicle? A rusted undercarriage, that’s what. Don’t worry. […]

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Oil Colors! What Do They Mean?

Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. Without it, your car wouldn’t even be able to operate. As a car owner, it’s important to understand the necessity of regular oil changes as part of a good preventative maintenance plan. The oil in your vehicle can be a variety of colors, and each color holds […]

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How Did I Get A Broken Starter Motor

When you get in your car every day, you expect to start up as soon as you turn the key. Sometimes, a car that refuses to start is dealing with a broken starter motor. This component is an electrical device that starts most internal combustion engines. It works together with your starter, battery, and starter […]

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How To Prevent Flat Tires

A flat tire is no fun, and it can also present a serious danger when you’re on the road. Not only are flat tires annoying and scary, but they can also be extremely costly since you’ll need to purchase new ones. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent flat tires so you […]

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How To Keep Car From Overheating

When the heat of the summer strikes, it can wreak havoc on your car if you’re not careful. If your engine overheats, it can not only be expensive to repair, but it can also be dangerous if the cab of your car gets too hot. Luckily, there are some things you can do to ensure […]

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Is My Car Broken?

Carfix – Auto Repair Garner Helps Garner, NC, Vehicle Owners Carfix – Auto Repair Garner is here to help you, but we need your help, too. Your vehicle may act up because it needs maintenance, or it may act up because there’s a problem. Either way, we have the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and expertise to […]

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How To Jumpstart A Car With A Bad Alternator

A dead battery is a driver’s worst enemy, but a failed alternator can be even worse. Your car battery stays charged because of the alternator. It’s vital to everything your car needs for proper functionality. If the alternator fails, however, you can still jumpstart the vehicle and get yourself to the nearest mechanic (you’ll need […]

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How Should You Care For Cars Not Driven For Extended Periods Of Time

Whether you have a car that’s been sitting in storage or just in your driveway, it’s important that you follow a few simple steps before getting it back on the road. A vehicle that has not been driven for an extended period of time may need a little bit of extra TLC. If your car […]

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4×4 Services

The technicians at Carfix have years of experience working on standard 4-wheel drive (4×4) vehicles as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. AWD is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system (all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously) that employs a center differential that allows each tire to rotate at different speeds. We understand the special […]

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Why Does My Car Pull Right?

If you’ve noticed that your car pulls to the right when you brake, accelerate, and/or while you’re driving, it’s time to bring it in for a quick checkup. Carfix has one mission and that is to ensure your vehicle is always safe and reliable when you drive it. Our customer service is second-to-none, and we’ll […]

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Why You Should Never Ignore Your Check Engine Light

Don’t do it! Just don’t do it. If your check engine light comes on while you are driving or refuses to turn off when you first start your automobile, it is crucial that you bring your vehicle into Carfix for proper diagnosis. Many drivers make the mistake of ignoring their dashboard warnings lights, and this […]

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How Often Should I Replace My Car’s Brake Pads?

Since brake pads create enough friction to stop your vehicle, they represent a crucial safety feature. Unfortunately, because of the environment in which they operate and the nature of their function, they naturally wear with time and use. When to Replace Your Brake Pads Since several aspects influence when brake pads wear out, it’s difficult […]

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What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Light?

If you drive a car built in or after 2008, your vehicle uses a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) which tracks tire pressure via a series of sensors. What many people don’t realize, however, is the low-pressure warning light won’t come on until a tire reaches 25 percent below the manufacturer’s recommended pressure for safe […]

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