Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Safety July 26, 2018

    Is It Against the Law to Have a Cracked Windshield?

    Driving with a cracked windshield is many things: it’s dangerous (it compromises the safety of your car in even a minor accident), it’s frustrating (how did this even happen?), and it’s embarrassing (no one likes a beat-up ride). But is a cracked windshield illegal? It depends. The crack’s severity and location play a role in […]

  2. Savings July 19, 2018

    10 Life Hacks for Your Car

    At Virginia Tire & Auto, it’s no secret that our biggest “hack” for your car is regular maintenance. But, we also understand that not all car “hacks” involve oil changes and wheel alignments. We spend a lot of time in our cars. Things can get messy, broken, and even dangerous if you don’t have your […]

  3. Tires July 12, 2018

    Can I Replace Just One Tire on My Car?

    Blowing out a tire can be a hassle. You figure that it will be a quick fix — head to the tire shop, pick out the same model (or maybe one that’s a little less expensive?) and boom — you’re done. In many cases, you’ll be told that you should really replace all four tires. […]

  4. Maintenance July 5, 2018

    How to Clean Car Battery Contacts in 4 Easy Steps

    Here’s how to clean your battery terminals and extend the life of your car battery.

  5. Safety June 28, 2018

    What All the Symbols on Your Dashboard Mean

    We’ve all been there: You’re driving along the freeway, enjoying the views, and all of a sudden, you hear a beep — you look down and a symbol appears on your dashboard. You start to wonder what could be wrong. Some symbols on your dashboard are more obvious than others. However, it’s important to know […]

  6. Maintenance June 21, 2018

    What Happens When a Car Overheats?

    We’ve all seen it—a driver stranded on the side of the road, perplexed as their vehicle stalls and smokes. You may have even been there yourself. Your car can overheat for a variety of reasons. This most commonly happens during the summertime in the warm weather. Although there are ways to prevent this from happening, even […]

  7. Maintenance June 14, 2018

    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, brake repairs and replacements should never be put off. Whether you need a simple pad replacement or brand […]

  8. Tires June 7, 2018

    How to Pick the Right Tires for Your Car

    Not all tires are created equal. Every vehicle and every person drives differently, meaning that every car requires a different type of tire. So, how do you pick the right tires for your car? We spoke with Meagan Harp, Call Center Manager at Virginia Tire & Auto, to gain some insight. Meagan’s team serves as […]

  9. Maintenance May 24, 2018

    Road Trip Tips for a Stress-Free Adventure

    Did you know that summer is the most popular season for vacationing? The kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and the airfare is – well, the airfare is still expensive. The truth is that the cost of flying for a family of four is about four times more expensive than driving. This […]

  10. Savings May 10, 2018

    We’re Celebrating Military Appreciation Month at Virginia Tire & Auto

    Virginia Tire & Auto would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to military veterans and those who currently serve our country. In honor of your commitment and bravery, May is Military Appreciation Month at Virginia Tire & Auto. For the entire month of May, we are running a promotion where customers can get […]

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