Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Safety November 26, 2019

    Is It Against the Law to Have a Cracked Windshield?

    Driving with a cracked windshield is many things: it’s dangerous (it compromises the safety of your car in even a minor accident), it’s frustrating (how did this even happen?), and it’s embarrassing (no one likes a beat-up ride). But is a cracked windshield illegal? It depends. The crack’s severity and location play a role in […]

  2. Safety November 25, 2019

    The Winter Driving Checklist Every Driver Needs

    Winter weather can be magical. Snowmen, snow days, and frosted forests are some of the great joys of the season. However, this same weather can wreak havoc on roadways. Black ice, snow drifts and slick roads make winter driving dangerous! If you can, stay home during severe weather. But if you must venture out, read […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Safety September 27, 2019

    Why Should You Consider Filling Your Tires With Nitrogen?

    It seems like the TPMS light always comes on at the worst time, like when you’re running late, it’s freezing cold outside, and you haven’t had your morning coffee. If you want to avoid the low-pressure light, consider using pure nitrogen to inflate your tires instead of regular compressed air. It’s a small change that […]

  5. Safety August 13, 2019

    9 Car Seat Safety Tips You Need to Know

    As a parent, keeping your child safe is one of your top priorities. But one of the most dangerous activities that a child does in any given day is travel in a car. In fact, auto crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children in the United States, according to the CDC. […]

  6. Safety June 28, 2019

    What All the Symbols on Your Car’s Dashboard Mean

    We’ve all been there: You’re driving along the freeway, enjoying the views, and all of a sudden, you hear a beep—you look down, and a symbol appears on your dashboard. You start to wonder what could be wrong. Some symbols on your car’s dashboard are more obvious than others. However, it’s important to know exactly […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Safety March 5, 2019

    Check Engine Light FAQs

    A check engine light can be scary and annoying at the same time. It signals that there’s something potentially dangerous happening under the hood of your car, but it won’t tell you exactly what it is. It can be tempting to ignore the light and brush off the possibility that a repair is actually needed, […]

  9. Safety January 30, 2019

    What Will Fail a Virginia State Inspection? What You Need to Know

    If you drive a car, then you’re required to pass a state inspection every year. In Virginia specifically, the standards are high when it comes to vehicle safety and emissions. Although this yearly chore can seem like an inconvenience, it’s keeping our roads and families safer. With that said, it can be nerve-wracking to think […]

  10. Safety January 11, 2019

    Why Is My Dashboard Oil Light On?

    From your speed to check engine lights, your car’s dashboard serves as the visual display for all of your car’s systems. The red oil light on your dashboard indicates that there’s a problem with your engine oil, which is an urgent concern. If you’re driving and a light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can* illuminates, you should stop […]

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