As an Essential Critical Service Provider, as defined by The Dept of Homeland Security, we are OPEN and OPERATING.
We are taking all necessary measures in accordance with Wake County Dept of Human Services as well as the Center for Disease Control to protect both our workers and our customers.
These measures include but are not limited to regular sanitizing of high touch areas inside the office area and in the shop, frequent hand washing as well as requiring guests to wait in their cars or outside while practicing 6 ft. social distancing recommendations.
If you are feeling unwell or have a fever, please do not come in. We ask that you remain in your vehicle and call our office to have someone come to you to address your vehicle needs. our phone number is 919-362-9094.
Even if you are feeling well and would like to limit your contact with others, you may call us to come to your vehicle to discuss your concerns. Most often, it will be completely fine for you to remain in your vehicle while we perform the repairs on your vehicle.
Our employees have been given the option to work. They are urged to stay home if they are sick or if someone in their home is sick. We are grateful for those that choose to continue to work to serve our community and we greatly appreciate our customers who continue to patronize our business during this uncertain time.
Since 1981, Fussell Tire has provided motorists in the Apex, NC 27502 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Emergency Roadside Assistance, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Tires, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.
You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.
For a high-performing vehicle, trust Fussell Tire with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 919-362-9094 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.
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When You Buy 2 or More Tires
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.