Best ways to maintain your vehicle

Maintaining your vehicle is a task that often goes hand-in-hand with owning a vehicle. That is the main reason we are writing this blog. We have come up with the best ways of maintaining your vehicle and how to do it.

Keep the oil fresh:

The main thing you can do for your vehicle is to keep its oil fresh and clean. Over time, engine oil breaks down and wears out. When it does, it becomes less effective at lubricating the engine and absorbing heat. As an automobile owner, your goal is to change the oil in your engine before it breaks down and causes major engine troubles. The surfaces of the engine work really hard to get you and your family one point to another, and they do so in a very punishing environment. Heat, friction, and just general duty are putting constant strain on your engine’s moving parts. Fresh, clean oil that is replaced at least on the manufacturer’s schedule is a must to keep your vehicle running.

How to Do it?

Remove the drain plug and get the old oil flowing. Then remove the oil filter and install the new one. Once the old oil is down completely, install a new gasket on the plug (if required) and tighten it by tapping the box-end wrench with the rubber mallet. Wipe the drips with a rag and you’re done under the car. Refill the engine using a funnel and recap the bottle. Fill the engine and run it until the dashboard oil light goes out. Wait for a few minutes. Then check the dipstick and add oil if needed.

Wash Your Vehicle:

Weekly washing is best because some contaminants quickly do serious long term damage to paint if they are allowed to remain. That’s because letting the dirt and debris accumulate over time will cause minute scratches that will etch away the coatings. Fresh washes prevent accumulation of this dirt and debris. When it comes to the interior of the vehicle keeping the flooring and seats clean will keep the carpet and upholstery from getting ground in dirt and debris.

Seasonal Checklist:

Start with your tires, even if you drive on “all season” tires. Heavy, consistent snow and ice require snow tires, which absolutely should be replaced with the non-snow variety. If you drive on all season radials, this is the time to rotate them. By rotating tires seasonally, you extend the life of the set. Air Conditioning in a system that is operating marginally will likely fail in hot weather. If it’s not blowing cold air, have the system examined by a qualified technician or with a used car dealer. Batteries typically last three to five years, and winter time failures are common due to increasing cold-starting electrical loads. The best way to identify a weak battery is with professional test equipment. Routine care can help make your battery last longer.

Using authorized parts:

When you use factory authorized parts in your vehicle, you maintain the manufacturer’s warranty, the original system efficiency. Keeping your components in the specification with the manufacturer’s requirements will make sure that the repairs and replacements that you do will last long, and perform to the manufacturer’s specs. You can also use authorized parts from cheap used cars.

Protecting your car while in Storage:

Protecting your car while not in use can be very important, especially when they are cheap used cars. We suggest getting a quality cover that securely fits your vehicle, keeps out moisture and allows for air flow. This will protect the exterior from bumps and scratches as well as keep it clean. It also may be a good idea to put steel wool in the air cleaner intake and exhaust pipe to keep small animals from using your vehicle as shelter.


Clarion-Ledger’s Blog on Southern Import Specialist

By Nancy Y. Stevens
Clarion-Ledger Auto Writer

Southern Import Specialist president Abe Nemati enjoys his fast-paced work overseeing a business that sells a massive inventory of auto parts while also marketing a wide range of cheap used cars. He says he’s proud of the fact that he sells discounted auto parts to the general public as well as to auto dealerships and other businesses that depend on his staff to meet their needs.

The sprawling business, located on 20-plus acres in Pearl, has operated there since 1983. “We strive to serve our customers and achieve 100% satisfaction,” Nemati stressed while working to “build on our company’s reputation by selling only the highest quality and most affordable products.” Southern Import Specialist, Nemati pointed out, sells high-quality auto parts — both new and used — at a more reasonable price than what drivers would buy elsewhere.

More than a million domestic and import new and used auto parts are available to the public, including both individuals and businesses, including car dealerships. In addition to the spacious facilities that house tall racks with automobile parts, with row after row of salvaged engines, the 20-acre property accommodates the largest salvage yard in the state, with hundreds of damaged vehicles.

A picture of the company's reception with Mr.Abe Nemati behind the counter.
A picture of the company’s reception with Mr.Abe Nemati behind the counter.

Simply because a vehicle has been involved in a wreck or otherwise damaged, Nemati stressed, still viable parts remain and can be utilized. In that sense, he said, it translates to smart recycling rather than waste.“With the extremely high price of auto parts today, the average person cannot afford to maintain their vehicle with property maintenance and repair,” he said. “ However, at Southern Import Specialist, we work to meet all of our customers’ needs to sell the best auto parts, to provide the best customer service, and to help everyone afford our products”. Low overhead is another factor that figures into the affordable pricing the staff is able to offer, Nemati pointed out.

Among the other factors that have made Southern Import Specialist successful are policies such as free shipping and delivery, a 30-day warranty on all parts, and a guarantee of lowest pricing. If any individual finds a lower price on a part, let the staff know and they’ll refund the difference, Nemati said. Customer satisfaction remains his and his staff’s top priority, he stressed, noting that a concentration on “total customer satisfaction” continues to make loyal repeat customers out of first-time customers.

Another view of the company's reception.
Another view of the company’s reception.

The other arm of Southern Import Specialist is its busy sales department where best used cars are available in a wide range of both domestic and import models to the general public. Count Samuel Reyes and his daughter Leticia Reyes of Pearl among Southern Import Specialist’s satisfied repeat customers. They’ve bought a pre-owned Nissan Altima and a ’14 Toyota Highlander from the sdRankin County business. “This is a good dealership. We really like it here,” Reyes said of his family’s experience. “They have the best customer service’” with a staff always ready to assist, he added. “We get to know our customers, like a family,” Nemati said. “We try to be good and honest, and that’s how we have gotten our loyal customers” over three decades.

At Southern Import Specialist, he said, “We work to meet our customers’ needs to sell the best auto parts, to provide the best customer service, and to help everyone afford our products”. The user-friendly website, which may be used to search for and order parts online, also includes detailed descriptions, including video, of each vehicle for sale, plus a loan calculator and more. An example of the wide-ranging current inventory of Toyotas alone:22 used Toyotas, priced from $5,000 – 50,000, were in stock this week. The website is a good introduction to the business.

The Shop is easily accessible, near Pearl HighSchool, by turning onto Landfill Road off Highway 80 E. “We handle our own financing,” Nemati said.“We promise that if you walk in with a down payment, you’ll be driving out with a nice, low-mileage car.”Like all parts sold, every vehicle is accompanied by a 90-day warranty. If a customer isn’t satisfied, the vehicle may be returned within 90 days, said Nemati, adding that if a better deal is found on the same vehicle, he’ll match it. We are the best dealer to buy used cars

“Complete customer satisfaction is our goal.”

Take a look at the original blog by Clarion-Ledger here

Letter from an “Anonymous customer” to Southern Import Specialist!

We at Southern Import Specialist received a letter from an anonymous customer asking us a few questions about our company and the services offered by us, so in this blog, we have tried to answer a few of those questions.

Why buy a used car? Where to find them?

Before buying anything people should do research on that particular item. When it comes to used cars some people would advise you against buying it but hold on, it’s not such a bad idea. With proper research, one can find some great bargains on very good cars, which would maybe cost less than what a decent brand new small car would. Finding such a deal can turn out to be a painstaking task and if you’re not careful then you could end up regretting the decision. If you’re willing to put in the effort then following a few simple rules can land you a great deal on the car of your dreams. You can find out some of the cool used cars here in this link

What are the auto parts options available in your store?

Southern Import Specialist has been a quality provider of used automotive parts in the Mississippi nearly 34 years. Over this period of time, so much has happened and changed in the world of used and new auto parts. These developments and changes in the markets for used auto parts and auto salvage have prompted changes within our organization. Each and every year more and more new auto parts are imported to fill the needs of consumers seeking a low-cost alternative to new parts or used auto parts. Our eBay store for new auto parts is packed with both used auto parts and some of the same products that are used originally in the vehicle manufacturing process.

Where to find the auto parts in your store?

We have built an amazing used and new parts store right into our website. It operates on the same platform as our used auto parts store and is side by side. In its current configuration, you need to first select the “PARTS STORE” button from our home page which directs you to this URL From here you just select the “Search Parts tab” to begin your used or new auto parts search. There are hundreds of thousands of auto parts in the catalog and the prices are very competitive. We do have an eBay store where we sell a number of parts. This URL takes you to our eBay store,

What are the repairable vehicles available in your store?

If you’re looking for quality, wholesale salvage trucks, cars that you can buy in seconds, you’re in the right place! We make finding auto salvage vehicles for sale extremely easy. Rather than spending countless hours searching auction websites, babysitting your bids to make sure you win, and trying to put all the pieces together yourself, you can locate those lucrative salvage cars, trucks, other damaged vehicles quickly in the click of a button! Check out the link to our repairable vehicles,

About our store:

As a well-established, family run Mississippi auto and parts dealer since 1983, we continue to build on our company’s reputation by selling only the highest quality and most affordable products. With the extremely high price of auto parts today, the average person cannot afford to maintain their vehicle with proper maintenance. We put out cheap used cars for sale. At Southern Import Specialist, we work to meet our customer’s needs: to only sell the highest quality auto parts, to provide you the best care during your purchase, and to help everyone afford our products. Upholding honesty, hard work, and integrity is our company’s most important priority.

We hope that you will be pleased with the standards and service we set with our company.

Check out the link to our website here

Location 1: (Headquarters) 555 Gulf Line Road, Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: 601-939-9195 Toll Free: 1-888-269-6139

Location 2: 3619 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: 601-939-9195 Toll Free: 1-888-269-6139