- Safety April 5, 2018
What Should Be in an Emergency Car Kit?
Whether you’re right in the thick of winter or the spring flowers are starting to bloom, it’s important to be prepared no matter what the weather forecast looks like. Problems that occur with your vehicle can be weather related, but that’s not always the case. Regardless of driving conditions, accidents, breakdowns, or random weather events […]
- Safety January 11, 2018
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 […]
- Safety December 28, 2017
Keeping Your Car Safe for Winter Driving
The shorter days and below-freezing temperatures of January and February can make winter driving conditions more difficult. If you take some precautions before driving you can minimize your chances of getting stranded in the cold. Visibility Visibility is easily compromised by dark nights. With daylight savings time, nearly all of us drive home from work […]
- Safety December 21, 2017
What to Expect With a Brake Inspection
Most Virginians are familiar with the annual state inspection, which we discussed recently in this post. Brakes are one of the most vital parts of a car, so in this post we’ll go deeper into what mechanics look for when they are screening your car’s brakes for wear and tear that can render your car […]
- Safety November 30, 2017
How Tire Tread Depth Affects Stopping Distance
You know that tires should be replaced when they get worn down. This article explains why replacing tires will keep you safe and when you should purchase new tires.
- 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.
- 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 […]
- Maintenance October 26, 2017
What to Expect When Your Car is Inspected in Virginia
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 […]
- Safety October 18, 2017
How Saving Loudoun’s Littles Inspired Virginia Tire & Auto to Keep Your Kids Safe
On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the team Virginia Tire & Auto’s South Riding store in Loudoun County held one of its free car seat inspection clinics. Over 20 local parents came to ensure that their children’s car safety seats were properly installed and inspected by a trained and certified professional. A trained professional? Is that really […]
- Safety January 6, 2017
5 Tips for Preparing Your Vehicle for Cold Weather
While winter weather can be a pretty sight, it presents a slew of challenges to you and your vehicle. Cold weather ensures the mechanical abilities of your car are working overtime. Here’s how to prepare.