Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. 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) […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 […]

  10. Maintenance October 26, 2017

    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 […]

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