How To Change A Tire

If you’re a new car owner and you’ve never had to change your own tire before, it’s an invaluable skill that will save you a lot of hassle in the future. You don’t have to wait for roadside assistance or for a friend to come pick you up so long as you know how to handle a tire iron and a jack. Here’s what you need to know about swapping out a blown tire for a new one:

Make Sure You’re on Solid Ground

The process can be dangerous on loose gravel or sand or grass, so make sure that you’re on the concrete or tarmac before you start changing your tire. You can drive or push your car safely a little ways before you do any real damage, but at this point it’s still important not to put too much stress on the wheel itself without a good tire on it, so be quick so that you don’t do any real damage to the axle and wheel.

Put on the E-Brake

This will keep your car from slipping and sliding while you go to work on it.

Find the Divot

There will be a small divot, about the size of a small fist on the body of the car somewhere around the tire. That’s where you place the jack. Anywhere else and you’ll either damage the car or you’ll wind up with a loose grip between the jack and the car.

Lift the Car

When lifting with the jack, it’s important to stay a safe distance. Don’t have your foot right in the way of the car if it slips. You never know what can happen when your car is supported on a jack.

Remove the Hubcap and the Lugnuts

Take the tire iron and remove the lugnuts in a counterclockwise motion. Use a little WD40 if they get stuck.


Take the busted tire off the wheel, put the new one on, tighten the lugnuts, put the cap back on and lower your car down.Now, you can’t just toss that tire in the trash, you’ll need to have it repaired or properly disposed of. And now, you should be prepared in case you get a busted tire out on the road. If you do need any assistance with a flat tire stop by our Newnan Car Dealership and one of our service technicians would be happy to help you.

Cadillac ATS Vs. Morocco

The new 2013 Cadillac ATS has been hailed by the President of GM as the “Best Car GM Has Ever Built”. Cadillac has set out to prove this claim by placing the 2013 Cadillac ATS in some of the world’s harshest climates and roadways. In this installment, they put the braking system of the ATS to the test with a course that is roughly 3 miles long with over 100 turns. Can you do the same with your car? I doubt it.

How did GM create a world-class Cadillac like no other? The Cadillac ATS is a compact luxury sport sedan that’s as luxurious and technologically advanced as it is nimble and exhilarating. Cadillac bench-marked the world’s best luxury sport sedans and shot even higher to virtually eclipse everything you though a compact luxury sport sedan could be. Then they took it a step further by testing the limits of the new Cadillac ATS on some of the most punishing proving grounds on earth. Here’s the video shot in Morocco.

That is some serious road carving right there, folks. The idea of such a tough test is to show that you even though you will NEVER face conditions as harsh as these,  just imagine how well the Cadillac ATS will perform during your normal, everyday driving conditions.

Come and take a test drive for yourself at your Atlanta Cadillac dealer, The Southtowne General Motors Superstore and you’ll quickly realize what all of the hype is about. The best part is that we have a giant selection of ATSs to choose from, so I’m certain we can find the one that is perfect for you.

Atlanta Cadillac: The All New 2013 Cadillac ATS At A Glance

Your Atlanta General Motors Superstore, Southtowne is proud to announce the release of the 2013 Cadillac ATS. It’s a launch that has been much anticipated both for Atlanta Cadillac owners as well as Cadillac themselves. The Cadillac ATS is a nimble and exhilarating luxury sports sedan. It has taken all of it’s luxury cues for a long tradition of Cadillac manufacturing and shrunk them into a more compact and exciting package. You can expect everything that you’ve come to know and love about the Cadillac brand to be included in the all new Cadillac ATS.

The engineers have been hard at work, making a smaller and lighter chassis which translates in to superior acceleration and handling. Cadillac’s engineers tested materials that would both limit weight, but also provide the strongest rigidity when in comes to safety.

The technology on the inside is going to turn a few heads also! With an in-dash tablet system called CUE (Cadillac User Experience) it provides a whole host of “industry first” technological advancements such as haptic feedback, Natural Voice Recognition, capacitive touchscreen and on-approach proximity sensing. Of course, the system also seamlessly combines vehicle controls, entertainment, safety, communication and navigation in one.

Think a compact car might have a noisy cabin? Not in the ATS. With Bose Active Noise Cancellation installed, your ride will be quieter than you can possibly imagine. It actively monitors engine and road noise and produces a, non-audible, counter sound that effectively blocks unwanted noise.

The interior is as luxurious as you can get with a choice of multiple trim options. While the exterior is both athletic and expressive and fuses both form and function. Check out the New 2013 Cadillac ATS in the video below.

Of course, seeing and driving is believing. I invite you to swing out to your Atlanta Cadillac Dealer, the Southtowne General Motors Superstore and have a look for yourself. I’ll tell you, we have all fallen in love with this new Cadillac, and we just know you will too. Did I tell you that it’s set at a price point you probably would believe if I told you? Come and see it for yourself.