Top to Bottom, Inside & Out Car Care in Nags Head, NC

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Your air conditioner can potentially lose 5% efficiency every year it's not serviced. Luckily for you, Pugh's Car Care Center is professionally trained to handle all you're A/C needs.
Essential Parts of You're A/C System:

  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Receiver
  • Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve
  • Evaporator

When your vehicle is out of alignment several things are seriously affected from your tires to gas mileage. Your safety is also in danger because your vehicle is not operating properly when out of alignment, which could cause an accident.

Here are a few symptoms of poor alignment:

  • Loose/difficult steering
  • Drifting/pulling
  • Tire Wear

Belts and hoses are the least reliable part your vehicle uses. They can crack and deteriorate over time because of temperature and other factors. That's why it's important to check the condition of all your belts and hoses, and replace them when worn. Make sure you don't see any visible cracks, leaks, hardening/softening, and correct tension.

List of Belts & Hoses Your Car Uses:

  • Power Steering Pump (belt)
  • A/C Compressor (belt)
  • Water Pump (belt)
  • Radiator Fan (belt)
  • Alternator (belt)
  • Fuel (hose)
  • Radiator (hose)
  • Power Steering (hose)
  • Heater (hose)

Types of Brakes:

  • Disc
  • Drum
  • Parking/Emergency

What We Inspect:

  • Rotors & Pads
  • Calipers & Hardware
  • Drums & Shoes
  • Wheel Cylinders
  • Return Springs
  • Cables
  • Master Cylinder
  • Brake Fluid & Hoses
  • Power Booster

Symptoms of Deteriorating Brakes:

  • Squeaking/Squealing when braking
  • ABS light on dashboard
  • Car pulls to right or left when braking
  • Too hard to press brake
  • Spongy feeling when braking
  • Shaking in steering wheel, brake pedal or whole •vehicle when braking.

When your vehicle's "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on, you need to come see us immediately. The problem could be as simple as a loose gas cap, but can also be something much worse. This light illuminates when something isn't working properly or has stopped working altogether.

With the changing technology of our cars, but more importantly their computers, it's important to have your vehicle's computer updated and checked. Car manufacturers will release certain updates that help your vehicle perform better and operate property. The professionally trained technicians at Pugh's Car Care Center are more than able to help with any vehicle's computer needs.

Your vehicle runs very hot when in use and it's important for your cooling system to be running the way it should to prevent overheating. This includes pushing antifreeze through your vehicle's engine and radiator.

Remember to always use a 50/50 mix of water and coolant when adding fluid to your cooling system and always keep an eye on your temperature gauge.

Pugh's Car Care Center offers the customization of interior and exterior parts. Call us for more information.

So many things depend on electricity in your vehicle like your battery, starter, alternator and more. If you are having issues with your vehicle's electrical system including wiring please call.

Pugh's Car Care Center is the only auto shop within 70 miles that is equipped to service emissions systems. Your vehicle must maintain a certain standard set by the government's air quality entities. We will make sure your vehicle is operating correctly and not over polluting the air.

Your vehicles exhaust system is comprised of several parts that help expel harmful gases from your engine and out your tail pipe.

Exhaust System Components:

  • Pipes
  • Manifold
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Muffler
  • Resonator
  • Tail Pipe

It's obvious that other than air, oil, and electricity, our vehicles need gasoline in order to run. Our vehicles fuel system also needs to be running properly. Come see us at 2209 S Croatan Hwy MP10 Nags Head, NC 27959 if you are experiencing the following:

  • Reduced Gas Mileage
  • Rough Idle
  • Hesitation in Acceleration
  • Knocking Sound in Engine
  • Sticking Accelerator Pedal

You need to be able to see when driving at night, so when your headlights become foggy or faded, let the professionals at Pugh's Car Care Center help you. Call us for more information.

Vehicles are designed to move freely with their environment to maintain a smooth ride for its driver and passenger. When your vehicle's suspension system is ignored it can lead to rough rides and worse, a broken down car.

Primary Parts of Suspension:

  • Control Arms
  • Ball Joins
  • Springs
  • Shocks
  • Struts

Broken down on the side of road? Need to get to a one-stop auto shop? Call us for towing up to 60 miles from our location at 2209 S Croatan Hwy MP10, Nags Head, NC 27959. We can tow cars, trucks, vans, SUVs & even your dually.

A transmission is one of the most complicated pieces of equipment your vehicle needs in order to drive. It is also one of the most expensive things to replace, so it's important to keep up with fluid levels and changes. Also, make sure you stop your vehicle completely before shifting from park, reverse or drive. And always keep your brake engages when shifting out of the park position.

Pugh's Tune Up Service:

  • Replace fuel filter
  • Replace spark plugs and wires
  • Replace distributor cap
  • Check ignition and timing
  • Adjust valves
  • Inspect gaskets
  • Check belts & hoses
  • Check fluid level and top off
  • Change oil and oil filter
  • Check air filter
  • Adjust clutch (manual transmissions only)
  • Service battery

If you need to get your vehicle inspected, Pugh's Car Care Center always has an open door for you. Need to inspect a used car before you buy it? Bring it to us at 2209 S Croatan Hwy MP10 Nags Head, NC 27959 and we'll make sure it's in tip top condition before you spend your hard-earned money.