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    Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc.

    1140 W Market St
    Smithfield, NC 27577
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    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

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Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Auto Repair Shop SmithfieldSince 1972, Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. has provided motorists in the Smithfield, NC 27577 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Inspections and Emissions, Undercar Services, Undercar, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Quick Lube Services, Fleet General Services, Fleet Engine Work, Fleet Brakes, Fleet Electrical, Fleet Suspension Work, Fleet Front End Services, Fleet Drive Train, Fleet Trailer Work and Custom Work. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

Auto Repair Shop Front SmithfieldYou'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 919-934-2694 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

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Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc.

1140 W Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577


7:30AM - 5:00PM
7:30AM - 5:00PM
7:30AM - 5:00PM
7:30AM - 5:00PM
7:30AM - 5:00PM


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  • ASE Master Certified Technicians
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  • Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina
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  • They do a very thorough check of my car at each oil change to make sure there isnt any issues that I should be concerned about. It does take a little longer to check it over instead of just changing the oil and filter, but my peace of mind in knowing whats going on with my car is worth a few more minutes of my day. If there is a "list" of things my car needs they will let me know if any are safety related or if there maintenance related. I would rather know whats wrong rather than drive around thinking everything is fine when its not. Love the shop and the people. Highly recommend!

  • We brought our car here as a referral from another customer who had a good experience. The staff was excellent and went above and beyond to make sure the issue with our car was corrected. They did give us a list of other things that needed to be corrected with our car, which we found was very helpful. We were able to plan what repairs were needed and when to get them done. Never once did they try to push or sell us services. We are thankful for honest mechanics.
    -Brenda C.

  • Helped me out tremendously when everyone else was closed for a holiday weekend! Really great customer service and super fast to get me back on the road! Scott, Dave and Jason are the best! Highly recommend! Thank you!
    -Rebecca M.