Do You Know What a Wheel Alignment Is?

How To tell if Your Vehicle Needs An Alignment The mechanics at Harlan Automotive in Murray, Kentucky, get asked a lot of questions, but one of the most discussed is about the significance of wheel alignment. See, many people believe that realignment is just about protecting the treads of the tire and reducing wear. While

5 Tips to Get More Tire Buying Traction

What to Look for In New Tires It seems like tire shopping should be easy, but like looking for that perfect pair of shoes it takes more than choosing the cheapest on the rack. When you’re shopping for replacements, we at Harlan Automotive feel you should know what to look for. If it’s time to

Tune-up Schedule

7 Warning Signs You Need One Now If you ask any mechanic at Harlan Automotive in Murray, Kentucky, about the frequency and the need for tune-ups, they will probably tell you that most cars need a tune-up once every six months. However, older vehicles and those with a lot of miles may require more frequent

RV Maintenance Tips

Keeping Your Mobile Home On The Move Whether you’re gearing up for a fun-filled weekend or preparing for an extended stay in an RV, follow these RV repair tips to keep your home-on-wheels moving forward safely. Avoid major repair and towing bills by following these tips and looking for a premier auto repair shop in

How Radiators Work

And Why they Fail The radiator is one of the least understood parts of a vehicle, but it’s extremely important. It is a type of heat exchanger that is responsible for transferring heat and cooling down internal combustion engines. When it works properly you don’t even notice it. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong with the

When is it Time for an Oil Change?

5 Things to look For If you are like most motorists, timing your car’s regular oil changes can get confusing. Conventional advice may give you one recommendation, while your car’s owner’s manual says something else entirely. How can you know for sure when to bring your car in? Here are five signs that it’s time.

Why do I need a wheel alignment on my vehicle?

When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Murray can cause your vehicle’s wheels to be out of alignment. Driving for an extended time around Murray when your wheels are

Never Skip an Oil Change!

A lot of people in Murray, KY  have older vehicles. They’re good commuters, grocery-getters or toy-haulers. They enjoy the  fact that they’re paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles or more – as long as it’s economical to do so. There are plenty of people

Harlan Automotive Website Featured in AutoInc. Magazine

Harlan Automotive was recently featured in November/December 2015 AUTOINC, one of the top automotive industry magazines. “We are really happy to be recognized by the ASA for our website,” states Kellie Harlan/Mike Harlan, co-owner of Harlan Automotive. “From our photos to our video, the personalization on our website helps us relate to our customers online

It all started with the love of a car…

  Mike Harlan didn’t grow up with the dream of owning his own automotive repair shop. In fact, he completed his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1989 and began the process of applying for Medical School before he realized his love for cars. He didn’t go into this challenging industry because he had