Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Maintenance September 13, 2018

    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 […]

  2. Maintenance August 16, 2018

    How Long is a Car Battery Supposed to Last?

    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? It depends on a variety of factors. Given the important role your car battery plays in your vehicle’s ability to function, it’s important to first understand how […]

  3. 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.

  4. Maintenance June 21, 2018

    What Happens When a Car Overheats?

    We’ve all seen it—a driver stranded on the side of the road, perplexed as their vehicle stalls and smokes. You may have even been there yourself. Your car can overheat for a variety of reasons. This most commonly happens during the summertime in the warm weather. Although there are ways to prevent this from happening, even […]

  5. Maintenance June 14, 2018

    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, brake repairs and replacements should never be put off. Whether you need a simple pad replacement or brand […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Maintenance March 22, 2018

    What Pothole Damage Can Do to Your Car

    It’s officially spring, which means it’s officially pothole season. As much as you may try to avoid driving over these obnoxious roadway obstructions, you’re bound to hit one eventually. What are they? Potholes are cracked, sunken in portions of the road that form when water weakens the soil underneath the pavement. Potholes are especially bad […]

  8. Maintenance March 1, 2018

    5 Preventative Car Maintenance Tips

    Taking extra measures to extend the longevity of your vehicle will help you get more value out of it.  Plus, it can prevent costly repairs or replacements down the line. Think of that heavy-duty phone case and screen protector for your smartphone – it prolongs your phone’s usable life and protects it from damage. The […]

  9. Maintenance February 28, 2018

    Do Car Owners Have to Use the Dealer? What You Need to Know About Auto Warranties, Maintenance, and Repairs

    When it comes to servicing your vehicle, you have more options than just going to the dealer.

  10. 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.

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