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THOUGHTFUL AND THOROUGH CORVETTE MAINTENANCE

Brought to you by Sport Motoring – Santa Rosa BeachHigh performance cars like your Corvette will always have unique service issues and maintenance procedures, even though it may spend the majority of its time driving on the street.With advances in technology that lead to better performing and higher quality Corvettes than each previous Generation, devices and programs like Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Oil Life Monitors may make it seem like your Corvette could almost maintain its ... read more

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Get out The Vote (please)

Well it’s voting time and that means I am going to make a shameless plea for you to do your part and vote for us in the “Kudzu Best of 2012” (and it looks like Kudzu will register you for a chance to win an iPad while you are there) To vote for us it’s simple just click this link VOTE FOR US HERE and you will be able to make your vote count. Thanks for helping us spread the word...oh, and don’t ... read more

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Sometimes You just gotta have fun!

We have been hard at work in the shop for some time now and haven’t been able to get out and enjoy the cars we love but this past weekend we took a drive to Helen with the AtlantaMinis club for Helenblitz. This was an extremely fun gathering sponsored by the Mini Motoring Club of the Carolinas (M2C2). Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day for driving the twisties in North Georgia -despite what the weatherman was predicting (sometimes I do love it when they get it wrong). We took a dri ... read more

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MX-5 Miata Top Replacement Specials

Take advantage of these top replacement specials and make a loved one (or yourself) dry for the Holidays. 1990 – 2005 Economy Top Vinyl, Plastic Window, no Zipper $499.00 Installed. 1990 – 1997 Factory Style Vinyl, Zippered plastic window just $629.00 Installed. 1990 – 2005 Economy top Vinyl, Glass window, no zipper just $641.00 Installed. ... read more

What are “Green Services”?

We strive to be environmentally conscious when servicing your car. Our Green services are services that offer some benefit (or reduced adversarial) effect on the environment. Our green oil change for instance is environmentally friendly in many ways. We use a “Green” oil that is produced from Re-refined motor oil and blended with a synthetic to produce an oil that meets or exceeds most requirements. By using re-refined oil we can conserve natural resources. Re-refined oil also takes consi ... read more

Got a Minor (or Major) Problem with your BMW or Mini Cooper?

Man is it hot!! The heat of summer takes its toll on our cars, much like it does on us. Almost every system in your Mini Cooper or BMW is working harder in this heat. We’re running the a/c full blast, temperatures climb while we are sitting in traffic, there is additional load on the electrical system and the engine is under more load. We see several failures during the summertime because of this; things like radiator fans, cooling system leaks or failures, a/c compressor failures, clutc ... read more

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BMW COOLING SYSTEMS – WHY THEY NEED SERVICE

Your BMW’s cooling system is vital to maintaining proper engine temperature — it is also one of the most common failure points on modern BMWs. There are several parts of the cooling system that should be inspected regularly and replaced because of leaks or mileage. One such part is your water pump. Water pumps fail in two different ways; the plastic impellers slip on the metal shaft or the bearings fail. If the bearings fail the pulley usually breaks, the fan blades hit the radiato ... read more

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2006-Up MX-5 Miata top Installation–Don’t try this at home.

Miata is a DIY car and over the years whenever the soft top has needed replacement; many owners have found it a task they can do themselves. This may not be the case with the 2006 and newer MX-5. Replacing the soft top on these cars requires the removal of many, many interior components. This is definitely not a task for the faint of heart. The replacement of the MX-5 top requires the removal of the center, console, side sills, rear storage compartment panel, hoop trim panels, b ... read more

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Miata Clutch Slave Cylinder - a small point of weakness

Miatas are GREAT cars. And I do mean GREAT. Their owners know that there are very few problems that come along with Miata ownership; but there is one small weakness in the clutch slave. The Miata clutch slave will develop a leak over time and most people do not even know that it is there until it is inoperable. You can see the sign of a leak in the clutch master cylinder reservoir(container on the right in the first photo below); it will become low for no apparent reason and you ... read more

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Old Man Winter is just around the corner, is your Mini Cooper or BMW ready for winter?

Winter time is tough on your car so here are some tips to make sure your car is ready for whatever Old Man Winter might dish out. Have your Antifreeze checked – Old or improperly mixed antifreeze can lead to icing conditions in your radiator or engine block during the winter. If you have not had a coolant flush in the past two years or you have been adding water to your cooling system (it happens) due to a slow leak, you might be especially at risk ... read more

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