How do brakes work and when do they need to be replaced Part 2

The drum brake works in a similar fashion to the disk, with two key components: The brake drum, and the brake shoe. The drum...

How do brakes work and when do they need to be replaced Part 1

Having to apply brakes sooner or harder than usual is the most common sign it’s time for a brake job.  Has this ever happened...

What is Ethanol or E10/E15?

In recent years the EPA approved the use of E15 to be used in newer vehicles. So many gas stations carry up to 10%...

When is it time to buy a new car?

Have you ever owned a car that seemed to spend more time in the garage getting fixed than in your garage at home? As...

Is your car ready for summer vacation – Part 2

Last week we looked at the importance of a safety check before going out on the road.  This week we touch on some additional...

Is your car ready for summer vacation – Part 1

Finally, summer is here! The kids are back from college and the younger ones will be done in June. It's time to start planning...

Improving gas mileage and saving some green

The way you drive can make a huge difference in your gas mileage. You have heard of the tortoise and the hare? If you...

What Do I Do if I Have a Corroded Battery

 What is corrosion? Corrosion is battery acid that has seeped from the battery. There are two types of corrosion you may see on a battery...

How do you make sure you get the best service from your auto repair...

Read your owner’s manual and follow the recommended services. The owner's manual has repair recommendations for a reason. If anyone knows what kind of repairs...

Spark Plugs, what are they and what do they do?

Chances are this morning, you fired up a gasoline car, and if you did, congrats! You are the owner of happy and healthy spark...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

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Size does matter when we're talking about image sizes for social media. A picture that works well on Instagram might get cut off on Twitter. Typically...

Green New Now: CBD Vocabulary… What does it all mean?

Broad Spectrum = aka Isolate, purified CBD that has been extracted from the marijuana plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids and does not...

How TPMS Works

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, or TPMS, is an integral part of most cars sold in the last two decades. It's a great tool for...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 1

In this series we will try to understand the difference between cruise ships and cruising styles. We will talk about size and what that...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

Does size matter?

Size does matter when we're talking about image sizes for social media. A picture that works well on Instagram might get cut off on Twitter. Typically...

Korean War Veterans at Memorial Park in Mint Hill

Korean War veterans recently displayed Korea war artifacts at Veterans Memorial Park in Mint Hill to commemorate and show respect to their comrades who...

Kiwanis Club ready for 8th Annual Golf Fundraiser in August

The Mint Hill Kiwanis Club is getting ready to raise funds once again for children in our local surrounding Charlotte area. This year's event...

Mint Hill rolls past Pineville 9-3 in late innings

The Mint Hill American Legion baseball club has now won nine straight games in a streak that has improved their overall record to 12-3...