When Should I Service My A/C?

Mint Hill, NC - This is a slight reworking of an older article. For our entire back catalog, head to www.minthilltimes.com/category/columns/the-car-care-corner. It’s hot, folks. We...

Air Filters and Cabin Air Filters: The Basics

Charlotte, NC - We get asked a lot about air filters and cabin air filters in the shop. "What's the difference?" "How often should...

Understanding Kelley Blue Book Values

MINT HILL, NC - When you're selling a car, the hardest thing has always been determining its value. Sure, you can grab a general...

The Basics of Check Engine Lights, Part I

Mint Hill, NC - Last week, we talked a bit about what check engine lights are and what they can do. Today, we'll talk...

The Basics of Check Engine Lights, Part I

MINT HILL, NC - Check engine lights. That big orange light that everyone is afraid of. But should we be? Check engine lights are...

Laws Regarding your Window Tint

MINT HILL, NC - Window tint law in North Carolina is something we get asked about a lot. Oftentimes, we'll meet someone who has...

Getting Your Child’s Car Ready for College in a Pandemic

MINT HILL, NC - In any other given year, today's article from me would be a pretty routine one about getting your driving-age kids...

Ethanol Gas for Beginners

MINT HILL, NC - This is an updated version of one of our 2018 articles. If you'd like to read the original, check out...

Why to Choose Independent Repair Shops

When it comes to auto repair, choices have never been higher. Dealers, chains, and independent shops are abundant and your choices are only limited...

Your Owner’s Manual and You: A Crash Course, Part II

One of my favorite features of an owner's manual is the inclusion of some basic part numbers. Take for example light bulbs. Light bulbs...

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Mint Hill Historic Village Has A Busy Autumn Agenda

MINT HILL, NC - If you need to get out during the historic pandemic, a great place to visit for a beautiful stroll into...

A Weekly Focus On Local Business And Our Chamber Of Commerce

Chamber Spotlight  Name: Andy Wood Business: Carolina Retirement Solutions Role: Financial Planner Why did you join the Chamber: "To get involved with the Mint Hill business community." Fun fact: "I went to Clear Creek...

Get Grit

MINT HILL, NC - What is grit and why is it important? My definition of grit is perseverance with a purpose. It’s knowing where...

Domestic Travel By Personal Transportation

CHARLOTTE - Everyone will be required to wear a mask when in a public area such as a Hotel Lobby, Restaurant, Resort public area,...

News You Can Use: Medical Professionals Weigh In On The Flu Shot

CHARLOTTE - What is the flu shot, and why do I need it? “The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about two...

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Mint Hill Historic Village Has A Busy Autumn Agenda

MINT HILL, NC - If you need to get out during the historic pandemic, a great place to visit for a beautiful stroll into...

News You Can Use: Medical Professionals Weigh In On The Flu Shot

CHARLOTTE - What is the flu shot, and why do I need it? “The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about two...

ECHO Training Offers Firearms Training For All Ages And Skill Levels

CHARLOTTE - ECHO Training, owned and operated by Michael Pegram, offers a wide variety of firearms training and safety classes for all ages and...

Queen’s Grant High School Finds Success With Blended Learning Plan

MINT HILL, NC - An average day at Queen’s Grant High School this fall begins in the carpool lane, where staff with iPads and...

Happy 100th Birthday Jane Christopher

MINT HILL, NC - Along with family and friends, the Mint Hill Police and Fire Departments, celebrated Jane’s 100th birthday with a “Ride Around”...