February 15, 2018
All About Our Mechanic Apprentice Program and Continuing Education
When you become a member of the team at Virginia Tire & Auto, it’s not just a job. It’s a career with many opportunities for growth and learning. Virginia Tire & Auto prioritizes making an investment in our people. Our Mechanic Apprentice Program allows current employees to advance in the company by completing on-the-job […]
February 8, 2018
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.
February 1, 2018
How Auto Repair Estimates Work
Have you ever noticed that your brakes are making a strange sound? Whether your brakes start acting up out of the blue or you were recently in an accident, taking your car in for a non-routine repair can be stressful. If you’re like most car owners, your car is your main mode of transportation. You […]
January 25, 2018
7 Ways to Maximize Brake Life
Here are some easy tips that can help you maximize brake life for your car and save you money.
January 18, 2018
Types of Maintenance to Expect over the Lifespan of Your Car
Whether you just bought a car or you’ve had yours for the better part of the past decade, many of our customers wonder if they’re taking their car in for all of the maintenance that it needs to stay in its best condition. There are a lot of different parts of the car that require […]
January 11, 2018
Why Is My Dashboard Oil Light On?
From your speed to check engine lights, your car’s dashboard serves as the visual display for all of your car’s systems. The red oil light on your dashboard indicates that there’s a problem with your engine oil, which is an urgent concern. If you’re driving and a light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can* illuminates, you should stop […]
January 4, 2018
How to Check Tire Pressure and Inflate Tires
The need to check tire pressure and maintain proper tire inflation can’t be emphasized enough. It’s one of the least expensive preventive maintenance measures you can take to manage the total cost of vehicle ownership. Knowing how to check tire pressure and maintain the proper levels is a must for driver & passenger safety to […]
December 28, 2017
Keeping Your Car Safe for Winter Driving
The shorter days and below-freezing temperatures of January and February can make winter driving conditions more difficult. If you take some precautions before driving you can minimize your chances of getting stranded in the cold. Visibility Visibility is easily compromised by dark nights. With daylight savings time, nearly all of us drive home from work […]
December 21, 2017
What to Expect With a Brake Inspection
Most Virginians are familiar with the annual state inspection, which we discussed recently in this post. Brakes are one of the most vital parts of a car, so in this post we’ll go deeper into what mechanics look for when they are screening your car’s brakes for wear and tear that can render your car […]
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December 14, 2017
Meet Julio Argueta – Mechanic at Virginia Tire & Auto Dulles
Most of us have taken our cars into the repair shop before, and while some auto repair shops will explain what’s wrong with your car and what needs to be fixed, the overall repair process can still sometimes feel opaque. A few weeks ago we interviewed General Manager Dan Viteri and learned a lot about […]