Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Maintenance 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 […]

  2. Safety 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 […]

  3. Maintenance 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 […]

  4. Safety 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 […]

  5. Safety 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 […]

  6. Virginia Tire & Auto 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 […]

  7. Maintenance December 7, 2017

    Catching Up With Kirk Cousins

    Our customers have been saving money on their oil changes on Tuesdays this football season with Touchdowns for Markdowns, which knocks $2 off for every touchdown Kirk Cousins throws and $5 for every one he rushes. You can find this week’s recap here. Kirk is also well-known among our readers for his grandfather’s van, which […]

  8. Safety November 30, 2017

    How Tire Tread Depth Affects Stopping Distance

    You know that tires should be replaced when they get worn down. This article explains why replacing tires will keep you safe and when you should purchase new tires.

  9. Maintenance November 23, 2017

    Why is My Car Shaking?

    Your vehicle could be shaking for a variety of reasons. This article can help you diagnose the cause.

  10. Maintenance November 16, 2017

    Why Fluids are Crucial for Proper Vehicle Maintenance

    Most people know that regular oil changes are necessary when it comes to good vehicle maintenance, but there are actually several different fluids that play crucial roles in your car’s ability to function. If these fluids run dry, it can result in major damage to parts of the car, rendering it unsafe or drive or even unable […]

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