Does My Vehicle Need A Tune Up ?

Is your car or truck not running quite right, but you can’t quite put your finger on what’s wrong. We often have customers come in saying they just need a “tune up.” Well, we’re here to say that the “tune-up” is largely a thing of the past. Yes it was a critical part of your vehicle’s maintenance back in the analogue days & when every car had a carburetor, but now that everything is computer controlled, a tune up is a thing of the past.

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Myrtle Beach Preventative Car Maintenance Guide

Simple steps you can follow to keep your car on the roads. By Turn Key Auto Repair In Myrtle Beach

We love it when you come in to visit us at Turn Key Auto Repair in Myrtle Beach. Helping fix your car and being your trusted mechanic is what we are all about. However, we would prefer you just stop by for a cup of free coffee instead of a costly vehicle repair. This comprehensive guide will outline all the preventative care to keep your car or truck on the road. Follow this guide, read your vehicle’s specific manual, and visit us for your routine maintenance and you’ll enjoy many happy, worry-free years with your car or truck.

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How To Keep Your Car Clean And Sanitary

Between COVID-19, the flu, and other germs; keeping your car clean and sanitary has never been more important. Unfortunately cars are notorious for transmitting germs and bacteria. The good news is by taking a few simple precautions you can make your car or truck a safe space against COVID or any other disease that comes up down the Myrtle Beach road.

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5 Car Noises That You Don’t Want To Ignore

Cars make noises, that’s not something new. However as the driver of a car it is your responsibility to know the good noises of today’s modern vehicles from the unusual sounds that signal a potential breakdown. Just about every breakdown that occurs, short of a flat tire, has tell-tale warning signs that can help you prevent a roadside disaster.

While we all enjoy cranking up the tunes while we drive, it is a good idea to turn the volume down a bit to listen to your car or truck. Why? Two reasons… First, you will get acquainted with what your vehicle “should” sound like when running properly. Secondly it will let you pick up on odd sounds (like the ones below) that will necessitate a call to your mechanic. We’d recommend and appointment at Turn Key Auto Repair, but you make that call.

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Don’t Fall For These Fake Car Life Hacks

Sandpaper under your windshield wipers, replacing blinker fluid, screws in tires for traction… These fake life hacks for your car are pretty funny, but very dangerous and should never be attempted.

Let’s take a look at the most popular fake car life hacks and the experts at Turn Key Auto Repair will explain what’s wrong and why you should NEVER attempt them.

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Are Battery Jump Starter Packs Worth It?

Make Battery Jump Starters Part Of Your Vehicle's Emergency Kit

It used to be standard to have a set of jumper cables in your vehicle, but today drivers are moving more and more toward battery jump starter packs. These handy devices allow you to jump yourself should you end up with a dead car or truck battery.

But the question remains? Are they worth it, or are you better sticking with the tried and true jumper cables?

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Does My Car Need A Wheel Alignment?

Wheel Alignment At Turn Key Auto Repair

Myrtle Beach’s roads can be tough on your car or truck and your wheels bear the brunt of the harsh conditions. In fact it is very common for a vehicle to become slightly out of alignment after just a year or less. You don’t have to worry though, vehicle alignments are a simple process and the state-of-the-art systems at Turn Key Auto Repair can diagnose and align your car or truck quickly and affordably.

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Is Your Vehicle Winter-Ready: Preventive Car Maintenance Guide

Are you ready for the winter weather and your upcoming holiday vacations?  Whether you are driving in and around MyrtleBeach, or going on a longer road trip, your local mechanics at Turn KeyAutomotive have several tips for you to get you and your vehicle ready for winter.

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Building Your Car Disaster Kit

Being prepared for when live doesn’t go quite right is a critical part of being a safe driver and living a prepared life. This is definitely true here in Myrtle Beach were we are in crosshairs of hurricanes for several months throughout the year.  Many area residents know the importance of a good car disaster kit.  Not only will having a car disaster kit help when a storm is off the coast, it will also help the day-to-day little disasters that you face.

There are are already countless sources for good ideas for how to start and what to include in a disaster kit. offers some great advice as to what to include in a car disaster kit, as well as what should be included in a general at home disaster kit.

In this article we are going to build a typical kit you might find from and then add in several items we at Turn Key Automotive feel should be in every car disaster kit.

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Don’t Ignore That Check Engine Light

When your Check Engine light comes on it’s not a suggestion and it’s not a reason to cover up the light with a piece tape either.  Typically your vehicle, especially newer cars and trucks, will very clearly tell you what you need to do, be it low tire pressure, oil change time, door ajar, and more. However at times, you will see the dreaded check engine light… What does that mean though?  Are you about to be hit with hundreds of dollars in car repairs?

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