Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Safety January 30, 2019

    What Will Fail a Virginia State Inspection? What You Need to Know

    If you drive a car, then you’re required to pass a state inspection every year. In Virginia specifically, the standards are high when it comes to vehicle safety and emissions. Although this yearly chore can seem like an inconvenience, it’s keeping our roads and families safer. With that said, it can be nerve-wracking to think […]

  2. Tires January 17, 2019

    Introducing the VTA Tire Collection and tires&

    Virginia Tire & Auto is your local tire expert—with over four decades of experience and more than 2 million tires sold. This year, we’re thrilled to announce a whole new approach to tires! Introducing the VTA Tire Collection and tires&. The VTA Tire Collection Featuring tires from the nation’s leading brands, the VTA Tire Collection […]

  3. VA Tire December 26, 2018

    A Love for Local: Virginia Charities We’re Passionate About

    At Virginia Tire & Auto, we’re committed to putting our customers first. To us, this means stepping up in our communities whenever we see a need we can address. We’re proud to give back and work with local Virginia charities and organizations like Shelter House, Saving Loudoun’s/Prince William’s Littles, and Fairfax County Public Schools. We […]

  4. VA Tire December 13, 2018

    2019 Automotive Industry Trends to Look Out For

    From personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa to autonomous transportation like Uber’s self-driving car, it’s no secret that technology is changing the way we live, travel, and communicate. So, what does this mean for the automotive industry? For one thing: it means that automotive repair shops need to stay on top of the trends to adequately […]

  5. Safety November 29, 2018

    The Winter Driving Checklist Every Driver Needs

    Tips for driving in snow, ice, and freezing rain.

  6. Maintenance November 15, 2018

    5 Auto Mechanic Tricks That Raise a Red Flag

    Have you ever gone into your local auto repair shop for a simple oil change and walked out with a long list of random repairs and a hefty bill? You may be falling victim to one those classic auto mechanic “tricks.” As our technology gets smarter, the longevity and reliability of our vehicles continues to […]

  7. Virginia Tire & Auto November 6, 2018

    Richmond, Meet Virginia Tire & Auto!

    Virginia Tire & Auto is happy to announce that we are expanding to Virginia’s capital — Richmond! In January 2019, we will be opening our doors in Chesterfield. Chesterfield County has a rich history when it comes to roadways. In fact, the very first paved road in Virginia was built in Chesterfield County back in […]

  8. Maintenance November 5, 2018

    What is Engine Braking and Why is it Important?

    Learning how to operate your vehicle’s brake system is one of the first things covered when learning how to drive. Using the footbrake is the most common way to reduce your speed, both in an emergency and in normal conditions. But, is using the footbrake the most efficient way to slow down? We’re exploring the […]

  9. Safety October 17, 2018

    Car Seat Safety Tips You Need to Know

    As a parent, keeping your child safe is one of your top priorities. One of the most dangerous activities that a child does in any given day is travel in a car. In fact, for children under the age of four, auto crashes are the leading cause of death, according to the CDC. As your […]

  10. Tires September 19, 2018

    Can You Rotate Your Own Tires?

    Tires have a finite lifespan, but with sufficient care, you can maximize their longevity. One of the most important aspects of proper tire maintenance is tire rotation. Many car owners wonder if they can skip the trip to the auto repair shop and do the rotation themselves. While this can depend on a variety of […]

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