Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 […]

  4. Tires November 2, 2017

    How Does Cold Weather Impact Tire Pressure?

    If you’ve lived in Northern Virginia for the past few winters, you know that Mother Nature doesn’t kid around in this area! While cold weather and snow most obviously affect visibility while driving (and scraping your windshield and rear window is the one thing you can’t skip), a change in outdoor temperature will affect your […]

  5. Maintenance October 26, 2017

    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 […]

  6. Safety October 18, 2017

    How Saving Loudoun’s Littles Inspired Virginia Tire & Auto to Keep Your Kids Safe

    On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the team Virginia Tire & Auto’s South Riding store in Loudoun County held one of its free car seat inspection clinics. Over 20 local parents came to ensure that their children’s car safety seats were properly installed and inspected by a trained and certified professional. A trained professional? Is that really […]

  7. Maintenance October 11, 2017

    Car Maintenance is Crucial for Northern Virginia Commuters. Here’s Why.

    You don’t need to work in a car maintenance shop to know that life in Northern Virginia is tough on your vehicle. After all — we’ve got a lot of traffic. How much traffic, you ask? More, in some places, than you will find anywhere else in the United States. The I-95 South corridor that […]

  8. Maintenance October 4, 2017

    Kirk Cousins needs your help to change the world.

    Doug Williams — the former Washington Redskins star and the team’s current senior vice president of player personnel — was asked about what kind of players can take the team back to its championship ways. He had a firm answer. “Number one,” he said, “character matters.” If that’s the case, the Redskins have the right […]

  9. Tires September 28, 2017

    How to Tell if You Need New Tires

    The more you drive, the more contact your tires have with the road. Driving on old or faulty tires can be extremely dangerous, so you may be wondering how to tell if you need new tires. A few simple statistics about Northern Virginia’s traffic habits can help explain: Eighty-one percent of commuters in Fairfax County […]

  10. Maintenance August 29, 2017

    What is a Timing Belt and Why is It Important?

    From crankshafts to camshafts, this article will explain how a timing belt works and why it needs to be replaced.

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