Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Maintenance June 11, 2019

    How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

    Even on a short trip to the grocery store, you’ll probably use your brakes 20 to 50 times. Now imagine how much work your brakes do in rush hour traffic or on long road trips! That’s a lot of wear and tear building up with every press of the brake pedal. Your brake rotors play […]

  2. Virginia Tire & Auto May 17, 2019

    Prep Your Engines: the Virginia State Vehicle Inspection Price is Increasing

    Starting July 1, Virginia drivers will have to pay a little bit more for their annual vehicle inspections due to a bill passed earlier this year. The bill, HB 2514, raises the price of mandatory annual Virginia vehicle inspections from $16 to $20. Why Increase the Inspection Price? When service stations perform Virginia state vehicle […]

  3. Maintenance May 3, 2019

    What are the Signs of a Bad Transmission? 4 Things to Look For

    Though your car is put through its paces during your annual Virginia vehicle inspection, evaluating the exact state of your transmission isn’t on the inspection checklist, so it’s up to you to know when your transmission is in need of a tune-up. If you miss the signs that your transmission has taken a turn for […]

  4. Tires April 19, 2019

    What Do the Numbers on My Tires Mean? How to Read Tire Sizes

    Being able to quickly glance at the sidewall of your tire and determine the tire size your specific vehicle needs can save you time, trouble and money. Even still, not many people know how to actually read a tire size even though it’s printed right there on the sidewall. As a mix of letters and […]

  5. Virginia Tire & Auto April 3, 2019

    Meet the MyCar Club: Virginia Tire & Auto’s Loyalty Program

    Our commitment to customer service dates all the way back to 1976 when our founder, Myron Boncarosky, opened his first Shell gas station in Fairfax, Virginia. He and his wife, Carole, operated that first service station with the belief that treating customers like they were a part of the family made for a better service […]

  6. Tires March 31, 2019

    What are the Best Tires for Your Car? 5 Factors to Consider

    Buying new tires can be a hectic process. As a driver, you have a wide variety of tire options at your disposal, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed if you’re not sure what you’re looking for or even where to start your search. There are a few key factors you should consider (other than price) […]

  7. Virginia Tire & Auto March 28, 2019

    Back to Our Roots: Virginia Tire & Auto is Coming Home to Vienna!

    Growing our business is important to us. But, what’s even more important is honoring our roots and relentlessly serving the local community. We’re proud to open up a brand new store where it all started—Vienna, Virginia! Virginia Tire & Auto’s Rich History in Vienna CEO of Virginia Tire & Auto, Mike Holmes, first arrived in […]

  8. Virginia Tire & Auto March 25, 2019

    VTA University & Why We’re a Learning Organization

    We know what you expect when you have your vehicle serviced at Virginia Tire & Auto: superior service, parts and technicians that get your vehicle back on the road quickly and safely. To meet that expectation, we only work with the best people we can find. But we do more than just hire the best. […]

  9. Tires March 8, 2019

    Which Tire Brand is the Best? Virginia Tire & Auto’s Tire Brand Guide

    Michelin. Bridgestone. Goodyear. Firestone. The list of tire brands seems to go on and on once you start the hunt for new tires. With all the options to choose from, it can be hard to determine which tire brand is best for your vehicle. Read: How long should tires last? How do you decide which […]

  10. Safety March 5, 2019

    Check Engine Light FAQs

    A check engine light can be scary and annoying at the same time. It signals that there’s something potentially dangerous happening under the hood of your car, but it won’t tell you exactly what it is. It can be tempting to ignore the light and brush off the possibility that a repair is actually needed, […]

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