Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Safety February 22, 2018

    How to Teach Your Teenager to Drive and Maintain a Car

    Do you remember when you started driving?  It might seem like a lifetime ago.  Perhaps your mom or dad took you to an empty parking lot to practice your parallel parking skills, or maybe you took driver’s education classes at your high school.   Now the tables are turned and you’re the proud parent of […]

  2. Maintenance February 8, 2018

    How Do I Know When I Need New Brakes?

    Since mileage estimates for brake life can vary greatly, Virginia Tire & Auto shares signs of brake wear that drivers should be on the lookout for.

  3. Maintenance February 1, 2018

    How Auto Repair Estimates Work

    Have you ever noticed that your brakes are making a strange sound? Whether your brakes start acting up out of the blue or you were recently in an accident, taking your car in for a non-routine repair can be  stressful. If you’re like most car owners, your car is your main mode of transportation. You […]

  4. Maintenance January 25, 2018

    7 Ways to Maximize Brake Life

    Here are some easy tips that can help you maximize brake life for your car and save you money.

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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