Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. February 14, 2020

    The 8 Best Tires for Wet Roads

    Here in Virginia, you never know what kind of weather you’ll get from week to week or even day to day! There could be snow in April or summery temps in December, but no matter what time of year it is, you can count on having rainy days. Unfortunately, drivers tend to brush off rainy […]

  2. Savings February 4, 2020

    How Much to Budget for Car Maintenance

    Life can throw a curveball once in a while. Or a nail in the road. And if you don’t have a solid car maintenance budget, you could be scrounging for cash to pay for surprise repairs or even just to keep up with regular car maintenance. According to the AAA, one-third of drivers in the […]

  3. Maintenance January 23, 2020

    What is a Timing Belt & When Should You Replace It?

    Timing is everything. For jokes, music, cooking, dating—even engines! That’s because your engine relies on a timing belt to stay in sync. The timing belt makes sure everything in the engine is operating smoothly, keeping you safe on the road. Replacing the timing belt is an important maintenance item, so, if you own a car, […]

  4. Tires January 15, 2020

    Are Used Tires Safe? The Dangers of Used Tires

    Used books, used cars, used clothes—there are plenty of items we buy second hand to save a few bucks. But when it comes to buying used car tires, do the risks outweigh the benefits? We think so. Keep reading to find out why. Are Used Tires Safe? To put it simply: no. We never recommend […]

  5. Maintenance January 6, 2020

    What Voids Your Car Warranty? Here’s What You Need to Know

    When it comes to your vehicle, the last thing you want to do is void your warranty. Your car warranty is a promise from the manufacturer that, for a set period of time, they will fix any defects or malfunctions and pay for covered repairs or part replacements. Many vehicle owners believe that all repairs, […]

  6. Tires December 19, 2019

    How to Choose the Right Tires for Your Car

    Shopping for tires can get really overwhelming really fast. What tire size fits your car? What are the best tires on the market? What features do you need to stay safe on the road? How do you get the best value for your money? We know it’s confusing to pick the right tires for your […]

  7. Maintenance December 11, 2019

    How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter?

    It’s a classic story of getting duped at the auto repair shop … the salesperson comes up to you, gets down on one knee, and presents a filthy-looking air filter for you to inspect: “It looks like you need to replace your engine air filter, ma’am.” But how do you know if you need a […]

  8. Safety November 26, 2019

    Is It Against the Law to Have a Cracked Windshield?

    Driving with a cracked windshield is many things: it’s dangerous (it compromises the safety of your car in even a minor accident), it’s frustrating (how did this even happen?), and it’s embarrassing (no one likes a beat-up ride). But is a cracked windshield illegal? It depends. The crack’s severity and location play a role in […]

  9. Safety November 25, 2019

    The Winter Driving Checklist Every Driver Needs

    Winter weather can be magical. Snowmen, snow days, and frosted forests are some of the great joys of the season. However, this same weather can wreak havoc on roadways. Black ice, snow drifts and slick roads make winter driving dangerous! If you can, stay home during severe weather. But if you must venture out, read […]

  10. Tires November 15, 2019

    How Do Tire Warranties Work?

    Unlike most consumer products with months-long warranties, tire manufacturer warranties and guarantees go well beyond the norm for consumable products with coverage for multiple years.

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