Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Tires November 3, 2019

    How Long Should Tires Last? 6 Factors to Consider

    If your tires are out of commission, so is your car. Think about it: your tires are your car’s only contact with the road. They need to be in tip-top shape to ensure your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road. So, how long should tires last? The straightforward answer is “it […]

  2. Maintenance October 26, 2019

    Where Can I Get My Car Inspected in VA and What Can I Expect?

    Ah, the annual car inspection. It’s practically a rite of passage for Virginia drivers. While some bemoan and dread it, it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. If you take some time to learn about what goes into a car inspection and what you can do to prepare before your appointment, this can be […]

  3. Maintenance October 24, 2019

    How to Navigate Your Brake Estimate

    Your brakes play a significant role in the safety and functionality of your vehicle. If you can’t stop or slow down when you need to, you put yourself and other drivers at severe risk. For that reason, you should never put off brake repairs and replacements. Whether you need a simple pad replacement or brand-new […]

  4. Maintenance October 8, 2019

    How Long is a Car Battery Supposed to Last?

    Every vehicle needs a car battery to start the engine. Your car battery also filters, produces, and sustains power for the ignition and electrical systems. Basically, your battery is your vehicle’s lifeline. If your battery isn’t in working order, your car won’t be either. So how long is a car battery supposed to last? How […]

  5. Safety September 27, 2019

    Why Should You Consider Filling Your Tires With Nitrogen?

    It seems like the TPMS light always comes on at the worst time, like when you’re running late, it’s freezing cold outside, and you haven’t had your morning coffee. If you want to avoid the low-pressure light, consider using pure nitrogen to inflate your tires instead of regular compressed air. It’s a small change that […]

  6. Tires September 16, 2019

    Tire Maintenance 101: 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.

  7. Maintenance September 13, 2019

    What Happens When a Fuel Pump Goes Out?

    Each part of your vehicle has a job. All these parts work together to make your vehicle move forward and backward safely, and depend on one another to get that job done. The fuel pump is no exception. When it’s not working properly, it can cause significant issues from front to rear bumper. The fuel […]

  8. Tires September 10, 2019

    Tire Protection Plan: Is It Worth It?

    There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to buying new tires. From determining the brand and tire line you want to the size and specifications you need, things can get complicated quickly. One of the most confusing decisions for tire shoppers is whether to add a tire protection policy to their […]

  9. Tires September 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 August 13, 2019

    9 Car Seat Safety Tips You Need to Know

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

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