Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Maintenance January 14, 2016

    Why Choose Synthetic Oil?

    Synthetic motor oils contain more highly refined base oils than those used in conventional mineral oils, which can offer you better protection and performance. Synthetic oils provide a variety of benefits, such as excellent high- and low-temperature performance, that can provide excellent engine protection.

  2. Maintenance January 11, 2016

    Your Vehicle’s Serpentine Belt

    As the serpentine belt gets older it can wear, fray, crack or rubber parts can peel off the belt. Familiarize yourself with the common signs your serpentine belt may need replacement.

  3. Maintenance January 7, 2016

    Five Things Every Teen Driver Should Know About Their Vehicle

    While driver’s education courses teach many teens important skills in vehicle control and the rules of the road, valuable information may not be addressed. Here is a list of five important points every new teen driver should know.

  4. Maintenance December 31, 2015

    Vehicle Battery Maintenance

    A battery can last four to five years with proper care, but today’s vehicle computer systems create a small but constant drain on batteries, even when the vehicle is parked or in long sitting periods. Therefore, checking the battery should be included as part of the routine vehicle maintenance.

  5. Maintenance December 14, 2015

    Preparing Vehicles for the Cold Weather Road Trip

    Here are 4 simple tips to get your vehicle ready for winter driving conditions. We recommend that you take the five minutes to look over your vehicle and see if you could benefit from any of these suggestions. It could be a real time and life saver once those snowy and icy conditions set in! […]

  6. Maintenance December 10, 2015

    4 Tips to Get the Most Mileage Out of Your Tires

    Maximize the life of your tires by following these maintenance tips!

  7. Maintenance September 28, 2015

    Fall Season Car Maintenance Tips

    Fall is almost upon us and there are some helpful maintenance tips you should consider before the change in weather occurs.

  8. Maintenance August 13, 2015

    To Repair or Replace Your Car: That’s the Question!

    Virginia Tire and Auto understands this is a difficult decision to make so we’ve compiled some things to consider when making such an important decision.

  9. Maintenance July 9, 2015

    The Importance of Windshield Wipers

    Windshield wipers are a small part of your car, but they make a big impact on your driving and overall safety.

  10. Maintenance July 2, 2015

    How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter?

    Knowing when to replace your air filter is important for the proper operation of your vehicle.

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