• Driving Line Auto Repair Blog

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Ken Gamble, Host of The Driving Line, Answers Your Questions

“What is the best car to buy?”
“Should I trade my car or repair it?”
"How often do I really need to service it, and why?”

These are just a few of the many questions we will answer on an ongoing basis.

Owner, Ken Gamble hosted, “The DrivingLine Radio Show” on Upstate radio stations for over 22 years. You can tap into his knowledge at any time. Have a question you’d like Ken to answer? Email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will be happy to shed some light on any subject.

Call North Hills Auto today: Augusta St (864) 233-9002 or Butler Rd (864) 234-1002.

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Four Variables to Consider when Choosing a Mechanic

If you don’t already have a trusted mechanic who handles your vehicle maintenance and knows your history, you could be in trouble when you face a sudden breakdown. So, what are the variables to take into consideration when choosing your mechanic?

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Dealership or Independent Mechanic: Which Should You Choose for Auto Service & Repair?

Everyone wants to know where they should take their auto for service and repair. For many auto owners, the first decision is whether to take their vehicle to a dealership or an independent mechanic? Much like choosing a new doctor, shopping for a Mechanic can feel like a daunting task. Let's draw a few comparisons that may help with that decision.

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Don't leave your auto out of your back to school preparations.

You may be waiting in a drop-off line, handing your highschooler the keys, or sending your college student across the country. No matter what phase of life you are in, you want your auto to be in tip-top shape to get everyone where they need to go, on time and safely!

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Is Your Vehicle Trying to Tell You Something?

Much like people, automobiles have symptoms when problems are on the horizon. If you listen closely, you might find your vehicle is trying to tell you something! 

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