- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Safety August 13, 2019
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. […]
- 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 […]
- 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, […]
- 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 […]
- Safety August 29, 2018
Is it Safe to Drive Your Car With the Check Engine Light On?
The symbols and notification lights on the dashboard of your car are, for the most part, not optional. Is it safe to drive your car with the check engine light on? The short answer is, it depends. Maybe you have a story or two in your back pocket about a time when the check engine […]
- Safety August 9, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Auto Safety Recalls
In 2017, the automotive industry recalled 74% more vehicles than it delivered to consumers. A whopping 30.7 million vehicles were recalled, while only 17.6 million new vehicles were sold. While these numbers may seem stifling, auto recalls hit a four-year low in 2017. 2016 saw 53 million recalls, although many are (and continue to be) […]
- Safety July 26, 2018
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 […]
- Safety June 28, 2018
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 […]