Spring Service Specials

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When it’s time to service your vehicle at SouthTowne Motors of Newnan, Georgia, be sure to check our service specials web page first. If you see a coupon for a service that you need, print out the coupon and bring it in so that you can save on recommended services.

Tires

Get a $100 mail-in rebate on a set of four tires if you choose Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Hankook or Pirelli tires. Be sure to ask your service adviser for the rebate form and additional details. This offer is good until April 30, 2016 and the rebate form must be postmarked by May 31, 2016. It takes 6 to 8 weeks to receive your rebate.

If you prefer BFGoodrich, Dunlop, Firestone, General or Michelin tires, you could receive a $50 rebate. This offer also expires on April 30, 2016. Ask your service adviser for details and the rebate form. This rebate from must also be postmarked by May 31, 2016; and it takes 6 to 8 weeks to receive the rebate.

Everyday Value Price Oil Change

Get up to 5 quarts of conventional oil or Dexos1, an oil filter, tire rotation and multi-point vehicle inspection for $39.95. The price does not include full synthetic oil or oil changes for diesel engines. This special ends on December 31, 2016. If you need the tires balanced or more than 5 quarts of oil, there will be an extra charge. Tax and any disposal fees are extra.

ACDelco Professional Brake Pads

Pay just $99.95 per axle for ACDelco Professional brake pads and installation. This price includes rotor inspection. The brake pads feature a 12-month/unlimited mile warranty. This special is good through December 31, 2016. If the rotors need to be turned or you need additional services, that is an extra charge. Taxes are extra. Excludes Corvette and some other models.

30-Day Price Match Guarantee

Buy BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin, Pirelli or Uniroyal tires and we’ll match another tire retailer within 100 miles of us. This offer expires on December 31, 2016. In order to receive the price match guarantee, you must present a competitor’s ad, a written estimate or an Internet quote for the identical tires.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

Give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for service; but be sure to check our service specials page before you come in so that you can save money on recommended service.

February Service Coupons

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Servicing your vehicle is a part of the cost of ownership of your vehicle, but you can reduce that cost by having service done at SouthTowne Motors and by using our service coupons. The coupons cannot be combined; and you must print them from our web site to present them at the time of service.

Free Tire Mounting and Balancing

When you purchase four new tires – conventional tires only – you’ll get free tire mounting and balancing. Run-flat tires are extra. If you need new tires, take advantage of this coupon to save money on mounting and balancing.

$$ Off Any Automotive Service and Oil Change

Purchase any service that is over $50 – excluding tires, and get $5 off on that service. The coupon is not valid with other offers.

We also have a separate coupon for $5 off an oil change. This includes up to 5 quarts of synthetic blend oil and the filter. Taxes, disposal fees and diesel vehicles are extra.

Free Battery Testing

If you notice that your voltmeter is reading a bit lower than usual, or if you notice that your vehicle is harder to start, then print the coupon for free battery testing and let us test your battery for you. The coupon includes visually inspecting and testing the battery. The hybrid battery test is excluded.

Free Brake Inspection

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Even if you feel your brakes are working fine, you should have them inspected at least every six months. You can get a free battery inspection with the coupon on our web site. The inspection includes checking the pads or shoes, calipers, rotors or drums, hoses and connections.

Free Diagnostic Check

When your check engine light comes on, the only way to see what it means is to hook up the computer to your vehicle’s port. With the coupon on our site, you can get a free diagnostic check. The check also checks for system fault history and analyzes data flow. It also includes clearing and resetting the history.

Call SouthTowne Motors For a Service Appointment

Call our service department at SouthTowne Motors to set up an appointment for service, tires or an oil change. Be sure to print the coupon for the service you are requesting and present them at the time of service.

SouthTowne’s Body Shop Collision Center

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If you’ve been in an accident, you want the best possible repairs for your vehicle. SouthTowne’s Body Shop Collision Center’s main focus is to restore your vehicle to the condition it was in before the accident – and to do it as quickly as possible.

Trained Technicians

Our body shop technicians are all factory trained and are ASE certified. They have over 200 years of combined experience working on all makes and models of vehicles. Our technicians also welcome walk-ins so you don’t need an appointment. That means you can have your vehicle towed directly to us without having to tow it home first so you can find a body shop.

About Our Body Shop

We repair all makes and models of vehicles and we warrant our work for as long as you own the car. We provide a complementary vacuum and car wash after every service. Our factory trained professionals perform repairs from the smallest Paintless Dent Repair to complete unibody and frame repair.

Our I-Car and ASE certified technicians also have state of the art Blowtherm paint booths and Chief Genesis frame measuring and pulling equipment to work with so that the repairs come out impeccable. We also use Sickkens paint and coatings for quality work.

Additional Information

Southtowne’s Body Shop Collision Center accepts any and all insurance estimate and accept non-insurance related repairs. Additionally, we have a full service detail shop and perform Paintless Dent Repair. Paintless Dent Repair is for those repairs where the paint is not damaged and the dent simply needs to be pulled out and smoothed over.

Visit SouthTowne’s Body Shop Collision Center

Call or stop by SouthTowne’s Body Shop Collision Center today to learn more about our services, to make an appointment for body work or to have your vehicle towed in if you were in a crash.

Southtowne’s Body Shop Collison Center

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If your car is damaged by a collision, bring your car in for a proper evaluation and repair by the best in the industry. Regardless of fault, you can’t drive around with a bumper or fender hanging loosely or missing a headlight, right? Come see the finest in collision repair at SouthTowne’s Body Shop Collision Center. We have only factory trained, ASE certified technicians to get your car, truck or SUV looking better than before. We can repair any make or model vehicle and all of our work is warranted as long as you own the vehicle.

All of our repairs are performed by I-Car and ASE Certified technicians and can work on both complete unibody and frame repairs. The experts in the collision center use state-of-the-art Blowtherm paint booths and Chief Genesis frame measuring and pulling equipment. They use only the best paint and coatings as well by Sickkens. No appointment is needed. Just bring in your car. We accept both insurance estimates and non-insurance related repairs. As an added bonus, each repair that leaves our shop comes with a complementary car wash with vacuum after service. That way you leave feeling and looking refreshed and better than ever.

Not all cars that come in to our shop have been in accidents. Sometimes there are just minor repairs that need to be fixed. Do you have dents in your precious vehicle? We offer paintless dent repair as well. Just ask the talented team about this wonderful service. We also offer a full service detailing shop. When you want your car ready for the long week ahead or a much need vacation, bring it in to SouthTowne Motors. We have an excellent service shop, parts and accessories store and more for all of your automotive needs.

Your Newnan Chevy dealer reminds you that if you are involved in an accident to remain calm and be sure to get the names, numbers, addresses and insurance information of all involved. All of this information will be needed not only to file your report, but to expedite your collision claim for repairs. Our goal is to help get you back on the road again as fast as possible.

4 Simple Tips for Improving Your MPG

Some people have weird ways of saving gas, like putting the car in neutral, or even turning it off, when going down a hill. As a general rule, if a trick seems too stupid to possibly be doing much good, then it’s probably too stupid to possible be doing much good. You can improvey our MPG with a lot of simple, easy tricks that won’t run down your engine or have you driving unsafely just to save a dollar on gas here and there:

Clean Your Engine

There are all sorts of products on the market for engine cleaner that you can put into your tank before your next fill up so that it can circulate and clean out a lot of the gunk that gets gummed up in your engine. Invest in a bottle of this every few thousand miles or so and you’ll be able to get that much more out of every gallon.

Change Your Oil

Stop putting it off. The longer you go between oil changes, the less efficient your car is going to run, and the more money you’re going to be spending on gas to keep it moving, so don’t slack, change your oil as recommended. Perhaps more importantly, when you drive off of that Atlanta Buick dealer with a brand new car, you don’t want to ruin it in the first year of ownership, so take care of it.

Clean Out Your Trunk

You might not think that that busted tire that you haven’t gotten around to throwing away is doing much damage, or those cinder blocks you’re saving to build a barbecue pit, or the dozens of phone books that you’re driving around for who knows what reason, but you might have anywhere from a few to a few hundred pounds of useless junk in your trunk. Take the time to clean it out and you’ll see an immediate improvement in your MPG.

Change Your Driving Habits

Finally, you can make a big dent in your MPG by just changing your driving habits up a bit. Keep an even speed going on the highway, let your car warm up when it’s cold out before you take off, and take your time when you accelerate and you’ll be able to get more out of every gallon.

Remember To Fasten That Seat Belt!

The roads will be filled with cars in Atlanta and throughout our country this Memorial Day weekend. For many in the U.S., it has been a long, cold winter, and people are ready to enjoy the great outdoors. There are a lot of things to do before planning a weekend trip. There is one particular thing we at Southtown Newnan want you to do before heading out. That is to remember to fasten your seat belt.

You may understand that fastening your seat belt can save your life. But did you realize that having your passengers fastening their seatbelts it may also save your life? A story from ABC News made the claim, sharing information from a University of Tokyo study.

The survey looked at 100,000 front seat occupants involved in car-to-car crashes in Japan. In each of these cases there were also at least two rear seat passengers. In head on crashes in particular, the results were astounding.

In these accidents where the rear seat passengers were not wearing seat belts, it increased the chances of dying for the driver by over 600%. If that’s not disturbing enough, it increased the chances of death for the front seat passenger by over 700%. The reason? When rear seat passengers are not wearing restraints and a head on near head on accident occurs, many times they are catapulted into the front seat. The force of even just a 30mph collision can send the rear passenger traveling at a force of 2.5 tons into the front seat occupants.

The study suggests that total number of deaths could be reduced by just about 80% in these cases if the rear seat passengers were wearing seat belts. This is really important to consider before your family heads out on the highways this holiday weekend and in the future.

Look, you know the patrols will be out and a traffic ticket can be costly. At our Newnan Car Dealerships, we want you to buckle up for a much more important reason…the safety of you and your family. Especially now that you know your risk of serious injury as a driver or front seat passenger are greater when your rear seat passengers aren’t fastened in. We hope you will make it a point to make sure all are secure.

Have an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. Remember the reason we recognize the holiday and remember to have everyone fasten their seat belts.

Building A Car Emergency Car Kit

Here at More Miles with Mader I like to provide you with a variety of auto related and area information. I think it’s part of what a car dealer in Atlanta should do. This time around I am going to talk about creating your own emergency car kit. I’m not just going to talk about the basics. I also think I may have some good ideas for things you may not have even considered.

The place to start though is with the basics. I would consider the basic to include some sort of medical emergency kit. It should at least include a few bandages, tape, gauze and some packets of those disposable wipes you find at a rib or wing place. The basics should also include:

  • A flare or flares
  • Reflectors
  • Can of Fix-A-Flat
  • A Blanket
  • Jumper cables
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic Poncho

If you travel alone frequently or travel out in the country quite a bit you may also want to consider these items.

  • A charged but out of service cellphone. These phones can still be used to call 911.
  • A tire repair kit. They are inexpensive and if you can find the hole, you can fix it at least well enough to get where it can be attended to more permanently.
  • Maps. Even if you have a GPS, keep a map available.
  • A bottle of water or two. You never know how long help may take to arrive.
  • A small air compressor. These can help fill a tire with a slow leak, or a inflate a repaired one.You can generally find these for under $20.
  • A portable self-contained power pack. These allow you to jump your car without help or even recharge your cellphone. These can cost anyway from about $40 on up, but can be invaluable.
  • WD-40. This can really help if you experience a tough lug-nut.
  • Duct tape. Hey, you never know!
  • A $20 bill hidden in the trunk or glove compartment. Again, you never know!

With cellphones, todays road emergencies can generally be minimized but it is always best to be prepared. You may look back on this and be thankful you put together your own emergency car kit.

If you are looking for a new car take a quick trip to Southtowne Motors of Newnan. We offer Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevy and GMC cars and trucks. We also offer used cars and trucks as well. Enjoy the road and remember to check back for More Miles with Mader!

Why Used Tires Might Not Be The Best Idea

Used tires are really only a smart purchase when you just plain cannot afford a new set of wheels. There are simply too many risks that go along with used tires for them to work as a long term scenario, so when you drive off the lot of your Newnan car dealership, you may want to make sure that you have a new set of freshly rotated tires, because…

Used Tires May Have Other Issues

(Besides being used.) For instance, you never know when a used tire has a slow leak or a run in the rubber that may lead to a blow out after fewer than a thousand miles. You need to make sure that you’re safe, most of all, when you’re out on the road.

New Tires Cost Less in the Long Run

Used tires may seem like a great deal if you only have to purchase them once, but when you have to replace them more frequently, and at irregular intervals, then they wind up costing a lot and you never know when you’re going to have to buy a new set. Investing in new tires will cost you less in the long run.

Used Tires Aren’t Always Safe

If you have to choose between driving on a used tire or driving on your donut for a little longer, then drive on a used tire. However, the higher risk of blowouts and flats with a tire that someone else has already driven thousands of miles on just isn’t worth taking when you have the choice.

Anyone who’s ever had to commute to a job that just didn’t pay them enough knows that you don’t always have a choice, sometimes you need to drive on used tires. But, if you can afford a new set, then buy a new set. There’s no sense taking unnecessary risks when it comes to your car.

Tips To Get Your Car Looking Like New Again

There’s nothing like the look and smell of a new car when you drive it away from the a new car dealership. After the normal wear and tear your Cadillac, GMC, Chevy or Buick experiences from leisure or business travel along with dealing with hot sun and freezing rain, your car will lose some of its original glamor. If you have the unfortunate situation of an accident with serious damage or a minor fender bender, this too, ages your car. Consider these useful tips to get your car looking like new:

  • A good wash, wax and vacuum session is a great start to getting your car looking good and to help determine what areas need special attention
  • When vacuuming, use a stiff brush to loosen built up grime from the carpet
  • Tires, rims, grillwork and the exhaust pipe also need to be thoroughly cleaned and polished
  • Use a cleanser to remove any stains on the carpet or upholstery
  • If your car is in relatively good-looking condition, consider a professional service where technicians do in-depth cleaning, waxing, polishing and detailing, inside and out
  • Regardless of the type or depth of blips on the car’s exterior, it takes away from the pizzazz of the new look. Take the car to a body shop and have any dents, dings and scratches repaired.
  • The inside of new and used cars also need freshening up. Drop your car off at a car cleaning service where the inside carpet and upholstery is cleaned and deodorized and the interior vinyl, fabric, wood or leather is conditioned and/or polished
  • If your car windows are already tinted, replace or repair any tinting that is showing signs of wear, bubbles or peeling
  • Replace any seals around windows or the trunk that are frayed and will eventually result in water leakage
  • Get a new paint job if the finish is dull and no amount of wax gives it the “new” look
  • Replace worn tires and add a set of new rims
  • Have the air conditioning system de-odorized to remove build up and that “old” smell
  • Be sure to include a thorough check-up under the hood. Even if the car looks new on the outside, it’s important the inside is running up to par.

Whether your car needs a minor body repair or a full restoration due to a collision, let the experts at Southtowne Motors – the best Newnan car dealership for all your motoring needs – get your ride looking like new. Schedule an appointment and be on your way in no time.

Why It Is Important To Get Your Oil Changed

Not changing your cars oil can significantly reduce the lifespan of your new or used car. It can also cause other problems such as grit in the engine, and corrosion. It can also reduce your car’s gas milage. Eventually damage to your cars engine from not getting the oil changed could mean that you have to replace the engine. Oil has a number of funtions and not changing the oil reduces its abitly to perform these functions.

Oil is a Lubricant

As a lubricant, oil forms the important function of making sure that all the parts of your cars engine parts are well lubricated and move smoothly. When the oil gets old it starts to collect dust and debris, making it much harder to perform that all important task lubricating the moving parts.

Additives in Oil Help Keep Your Car Clean

In addition to lubrication, there are detergents and other additives in your cars oil that help keep the engine clean. As the oil gets older, these detergents start to break down, meaning that the oil is no longer performing this all important function of keeping your car clean. Once this happens, dirt and debris start to build up, leading to further wear and tear on your car.

Old Oil Does Not Burn as Clean

As oil is cycled and recycled through your car some of it is burnt off. When the oil burns it leaves particles behind. These particles leave the oil dirty and can corrode parts of the engine.

There Could Be Contaminents in the Oil

If the car has been sitting a long time, and has not been driven every day, some of the other fluids, such as windshild washer fluid, air conditioning fluid, ect could leak into the oil and contaminate it. This causes numerous promblems, one of which is that the oil will no longer burn clean. Contaminates can also cause the engine to corrode faster.

Now that you understand why it is important to change your oil, hopefully you will do so on a regular basis.