Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. October 11, 2017

    Car Maintenance is Crucial for Northern Virginia Commuters. Here’s Why.

    You don’t need to work in a car maintenance shop to know that life in Northern Virginia is tough on your vehicle. After all — we’ve got a lot of traffic. How much traffic, you ask? More, in some places, than you will find anywhere else in the United States. The I-95 South corridor that […]

  2. October 4, 2017

    Kirk Cousins needs your help to change the world.

    Doug Williams — the former Washington Redskins star and the team’s current senior vice president of player personnel — was asked about what kind of players can take the team back to its championship ways. He had a firm answer. “Number one,” he said, “character matters.” If that’s the case, the Redskins have the right […]

  3. September 28, 2017

    Do I Need New Tires?

    We know that you’re driving a lot — and that means you may be asking yourself “Do I need new tires?” almost every day. How? Simple statistics about Northern Virginia’s traffic habits tell the story. Eighty-one percent of commuters in Fairfax County drive to work, according to U.S, Census data. Another 67 percent of Alexandria’s […]

  4. Maintenance August 29, 2017

    Everything You Need to Know About Timing Belts

    From crankshafts to camshafts, this article will explain how a timing belt works and why it needs to be replaced.

  5. Safety January 6, 2017

    Preparing Your Vehicle for Cold Weather

    While winter weather can be a pretty sight, it presents a slew of challenges to you and your vehicle. Cold weather ensures the mechanical abilities of your car are working overtime. Here’s how to prepare.

  6. Maintenance May 17, 2016

    How to Avoid an Accident

    Use these tips to avoid an accident.

  7. Maintenance May 3, 2016

    How Do I Know When I Need New Brakes?

    Since mileage estimates for brake life can vary greatly, Virginia Tire & Auto shares signs of brake wear that drivers should be on the lookout for.

  8. Maintenance February 25, 2016

    Do I Need to Replace My Timing Belt?

    This article explains the importance of your vehicle’s timing belt and provides signs of when it needs to be replaced.

  9. Tires February 11, 2016

    Taking Care of Your Tires

    Tires, like any car component, need proper care to perform and last as designed. The good news is that proper tire maintenance is quite simple.

  10. Maintenance February 9, 2016

    Signs You Need a Wheel Alignment

    A wheel alignment refers to an adjustment of your vehicle’s suspension (the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels). Virginia Tire & Auto uses Hunter wheel alignment equipment, recognized as the best in the industry. Our technicians adjust & align the wheels of your vehicle to make ideal contact with the road. It is recommended to have your […]

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