Best Mechanic Shop

Atlantic Tire & Service first appeared as an honorable mention on the 2008 Maggy list, but zoomed to the lead the following year and every year since, as Best Mechanic Shop!

Owner Anthony Blackman has built the biz from one shop in 1998 to its current three locations including Cary, Raleigh and Durham. Staff service both domestic and foreign vehicles, and the company offers these car care tips via

Early morning: Best time of day to check tire inflation pressure, with the vehicle parked in the shade.

Monthly: How often you should check tire inflation pressure

Why: Under-inflation can lead to tire failure.

Every 5,000-7,500 miles: How often you should have tires rotated, per industry standards

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