Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Maintenance January 23, 2020

    What is a Timing Belt & When Should You Replace It?

    Timing is everything. For jokes, music, cooking, dating—even engines! That’s because your engine relies on a timing belt to stay in sync. The timing belt makes sure everything in the engine is operating smoothly, keeping you safe on the road. Replacing the timing belt is an important maintenance item, so, if you own a car, […]

  2. Maintenance January 6, 2020

    What Voids Your Car Warranty? Here’s What You Need to Know

    When it comes to your vehicle, the last thing you want to do is void your warranty. Your car warranty is a promise from the manufacturer that, for a set period of time, they will fix any defects or malfunctions and pay for covered repairs or part replacements. Many vehicle owners believe that all repairs, […]

  3. Maintenance December 11, 2019

    How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter?

    It’s a classic story of getting duped at the auto repair shop … the salesperson comes up to you, gets down on one knee, and presents a filthy-looking air filter for you to inspect: “It looks like you need to replace your engine air filter, ma’am.” But how do you know if you need a […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  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. Maintenance July 23, 2019

    Why Is My Car’s A/C Blowing Hot Air?

    There are few things worse than getting into a hot car on a summer day, cranking up the A/C, and getting a face full of hot air instead of cold. Having a broken air conditioner is definitely uncomfortable, and it can even be dangerous if the car’s temperature gets too high. We want to make […]

  9. Maintenance June 25, 2019

    Virginia Vehicle Inspection Checklist

    Before taking your vehicle for a Virginia State Inspection, we advise you to visually check the following items on your vehicle to save you time and hassle.

  10. Maintenance June 11, 2019

    How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

    Even on a short trip to the grocery store, you’ll probably use your brakes 20 to 50 times. Now imagine how much work your brakes do in rush hour traffic or on long road trips! That’s a lot of wear and tear building up with every press of the brake pedal. Your brake rotors play […]

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