Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Tires September 19, 2018

    Can You Rotate Your Own Tires?

    Tires have a finite lifespan, but with sufficient care, you can maximize their longevity. One of the most important aspects of proper tire maintenance is tire rotation. Many car owners wonder if they can skip the trip to the auto repair shop and do the rotation themselves. While this can depend on a variety of […]

  2. Tires July 12, 2018

    Can I Replace Just One Tire on My Car?

    Blowing out a tire can be a hassle. You figure that it will be a quick fix — head to the tire shop, pick out the same model (or maybe one that’s a little less expensive?) and boom — you’re done. In many cases, you’ll be told that you should really replace all four tires. […]

  3. Tires June 7, 2018

    How to Pick the Right Tires for Your Car

    Not all tires are created equal. Every vehicle and every person drives differently, meaning that every car requires a different type of tire. So, how do you pick the right tires for your car? We spoke with Meagan Harp, Call Center Manager at Virginia Tire & Auto, to gain some insight. Meagan’s team serves as […]

  4. Tires May 3, 2018

    How Long Should Tires Last? 5 Factors to Consider

    If your tires are out of commission, so is your car. Think about it: Your tires are your car’s only contact with the road. They need to be in tip-top shape to ensure your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road. So, how long should tires last? The straightforward answer is: it […]

  5. Tires April 26, 2018

    Proper Tire Maintenance 101: Taking Care of Your Tires

    Tires, like any car component, need proper care to perform and last as designed. The good news is that proper tire maintenance is quite simple.

  6. Tires November 2, 2017

    How Does Cold Weather Impact Tire Pressure?

    If you’ve lived in Northern Virginia for the past few winters, you know that Mother Nature doesn’t kid around in this area! While cold weather and snow most obviously affect visibility while driving (and scraping your windshield and rear window is the one thing you can’t skip), a change in outdoor temperature will affect your […]

  7. Tires September 28, 2017

    How to Tell if You Need New Tires

    The more you drive, the more contact your tires have with the road. Driving on old or faulty tires can be extremely dangerous, so you may be wondering how to tell if you need new tires. A few simple statistics about Northern Virginia’s traffic habits can help explain: Eighty-one percent of commuters in Fairfax County […]

  8. Tires January 21, 2016

    Low Pressure and Worn Tire Tread Contribute to Accidents

    Why should you regularly check your tire pressure and tire treads? It could prevent an accident! Use this article to learn how to perform these simple checks and any next steps you should take.

  9. Tires January 19, 2016

    Tire Care Tips

    Following these tire care tips will help you get the most mileage out of your tires!

  10. Tires December 17, 2015

    Are Used Tires Safe? The Dangers of Used Tires

    Purchasing used tires may seem like a good way to save money, but be aware of the potential dangers associated with these tires.

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