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Best Christmas Gifts for European Car Enthusiasts

It can be a challenge to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, especially if they are European car enthusiasts. Don’t worry the team at Alpha Automotive is here to help. Because we share the love of European cars, we have a few gift ideas that would be perfect for those car enthusiasts who just can’t get enough of these foreign vehicles. Custom Seat CoversDriving GlovesBMW HatsMercedes-Benz Softshell Jacket ... read more

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Let’s Give Thanks to our Vehicle this Season with Preventative Maintenance

November is upon us, which means Thanksgiving is almost here. As tradition goes, this holiday is the perfect opportunity to give thanks for our family and friends, but what about your car? You rely on your vehicle day in and day out. In fact, without your car, just imagine how difficult your day would be. So why not this holiday season, give thanks to your car?  Not only is preventative maintenance an excellent way to give your vehicle a little extra TLC, but it helps us keep our car running in tip-top shape for many more months and miles. If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you should schedule an appointment with our auto mechanics for preventative maintenance:  Do you want a dependable vehicle?  Do you want to drive your car for a long time?  Do you want to avoid costly repairs in the future?  Do you want to possibly resell your vehicle?  There are many benefits to maintaining your vehicle, and our team at Alpha Automotive wants to keep ... read more

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Headlights and Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it is time to stock up on Halloween candy, find the spookiest costume, and make sure your headlights are shining brightly. The last item on that list may surprise you, but Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year, as the streets are dark, children are out and about, and people are in a hurry to get to their night’s events.  At Alpha Automotive, we take the safety of you and your family very seriously, and on Halloween night, we want you to enjoy your time trick or treating. That’s why we recommend bringing your vehicle to our shop, so we can take a look at your headlights. We will make sure your headlights are as lit up as a jack-o-lantern.  Regardless of the holiday coming up, your headlights need to be performing in pristine condition. If you are experiencing any of these signs, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our shop as soon as possible:  Headlight isn’t shining as bright ... read more

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Check Engine Light: What Does it Mean, and What Should I do when it Turns On?

At Alpha Automotive, we hope your experience with your Check Engine Light goes something like this: you have a busy day ahead of you, and you get in your vehicle, turn on the vehicle, ready to go. Unfortunately, your eyes immediately turn to the flashing light on your dashboard. Your Check Engine Light has turned on. But before you start to panic, you remember what this illuminated light means and what you should do.  To ensure you have no fears or questions about your Check Engine Light, we are going to break this signal down for you, beginning with what it means. Your vehicle is equipped with numerous diagnostic capabilities, and when something is astray, there is technology in your engine that will be alerted of the issue. There is also technology that will alert you, which is exactly what your Check Engine Light does. The possibilities of what problem this light is warning you about are practically endless, which is why it is critical to have a technician take a look at your ... read more

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How to Drive Greener (Carpooling to School)

Driving green is not only great for the environment; it also keeps your hard-earned money in your pocket instead of someone else’s. No matter what vehicle you drive changing the way you drive can result in huge savings you can better use for than blowing cash out your tailpipe. And it can add up too, faster than you might think. Here’s a short video from AAA pointing out some key green driving tips: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GfUtwdOGjMk" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Learning to drive greener doesn’t mean you have to begin “hypermiling” like the craze those early buyers of hybrids epitomized. Rather, it’s can be achieved making less drastic and less aggravating changes to your driving style. For example, here are several measures for your consideration:   Get Your Vehicle Serviced Regularly &mda ... read more

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Best Places to See Fourth of July Fireworks Around Atlanta

Best Places to See Fourth of July Fireworks Around Atlanta

  “ ... And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,           Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ... “   Have you made plans yet to honor our country, celebrate our independence, and reflect on our heritage? The staff of Alpha Automotive — its service advisors, auto mechanics, and owners — pooled together five of their favorite places to see and enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, festivals, and fun here in McDonough, Hampton, Locust Grove, Ola, and surrounding communities:   McDonough — Want to stay near home? Check out the Henry County Fireworks Extravaganza on July 3! Come and join us at Richard Craig Park, 125 S. Zack Hinton Blvd., McDonough. Get there early to enjoy the Car & Motorcycle Show, Firecracker 5K/10K Race, live music and other ... read more

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Get Your Car Ready for the Summer Heat

Summer’s coming … It’s the season for easy ridin’ and beach going. Or at least, it should be. But winter has a habit of leaving behind reminders from the harsher driving and road conditions — maintenance hangovers if you will. Soon, the heat, humidity, dust, and tourist swollen stop-and-go traffic of Georgia summers here in McDonough will be upon us. Just like winter can be tough on our cars, the summer heat can be just as brutal. Make the time now to let your vehicle recover from the cold and prepare for the heat and more. Let Alpha Automotive help you keep your cool when the temperatures heat up. A pre-summer vehicle checkup will help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home. It will also help provide worry-free transportation here in McDonough and surrounding communities. Some of the following checklists can be done yourself, although you may want to leave them and the other more comp ... read more

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Smart Ways To Protect Your European Automobile

From regular preventative maintenance to necessary auto repair, owners of European automobiles in McDonough and surrounding Georgia communities understand the value of protecting their investment. That’s why they partner with Alpha Automotive and its staff of knowledgeable service advisors and certified auto mechanics. European vehicles take luxury, handling and performance to an unmatched level. Nearly half of our customers at Alpha Automotive own European cars. Their investment in these high quality automobiles comes with high expectations. As their partner, here are some of the many reasons our team at Alpha Automotive can protect that investment and care for the lasting health of these vehicles: It Starts with Competence, Without Compromise — Continual mastery of the art and science of protecting and caring for their European vehicles is a way of life for our European auto repair specialists. To ensure our ASE-certified auto mechanics have the skills and knowledge to m ... read more

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Spring Break Road Trip Destinations From Atlanta

We live in such a dynamic part of the world with lots of hustle and bustle. There is so much to see and do right here in the Atlanta area alone. But sometimes, it’s nice to hit the road and simply take the family out of the city and just get away. Americans have had a love-affair with the automobile since the early 1900s. That passion for automobiles has not waned, and we love to hop in the car for a good old-fashioned road trip.   But where should you go? Check these top 5 family-friendly spring-break road-trip destinations:   If you’re interested in a beautiful place to camp that’s only about 2-hours outside of Atlanta, check out Chattahoochee National Forest. This park boasts of natural beauty with all levels of hiking available from easy-peasy to much more challenging ones too. If you’re looking for water, you’ve got the beautiful river and gorgeous falls to help you connect to nature. Check out the reviews ... read more

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