Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. 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.

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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.

  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. 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 […]

  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. 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.

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

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