40 years of family.

  1. September 26, 2017

    How Do I Know When I Need New Tires?

    Hello, my name’s Christian, a manager here at Virginia Tire and Auto. You may be asking yourself, “How do I know when I need new tires?” Simple enough to determine, we recommend replacing your tires when the tread grooves get 4/32nds of an inch or lower. At this point, tires performance starts to drop. When […]

  2. September 21, 2017

    All Your Career Needs

    My name is Cindy Weinberg. I’m the Director of Talent Development here at Virginia Tire & Auto, and it’s my role to recruit and to develop the best employees that we can have. We’re looking for individuals who are committed to developing in their career. There are lots of opportunities once you come to work […]

  3. September 21, 2017

    The Apprentice Program

    CINDY: So here at Virginia Tire and Auto, we have an apprentice program. Generally, it’s a one-year program. Individuals apply to be in the program and during that time, they work with a mentor, who is a senior level or a master tech, and they do that on a daily basis. They work the same […]

  4. September 20, 2017

    Our First Commercial

    At Virginia Tire & Auto, we’re family-owned, so we like to keep things friendly, simple, and easy. So, as long as you remember that we’re all your car needs from bumper to bumper, top to bottom, inside and out, practically anywhere you are in northern Virginia. There’s really nothing else that needs to be said […]

  5. June 7, 2017

    A Story for the Ages

    We probably had 30 cars in for service and we had cars stacked up for state inspection, and the fuel tanker came in to unload gas. The truck pulled in the lot, it pulled right up here on the inspection ramp and blocked the bay. Well, that’s the original sin because the inspection bay has […]

  6. May 10, 2017

    Diagnosing Air Conditioner (A/C) Problems

    Hi! I’m Mike Bowden, service manager from Virginia Tire and Auto One Loudoun and with the summer season looming, we can help our customers with their air conditioning concerns by answering one simple but crucial question: Does the A/C not blow air at all or does it not blow cold air? If it doesn’t blow […]

  7. May 10, 2017

    What is a timing belt?

    Hello. My name is Larry Childers. I’m the service manager with the Virginia Tire & Auto of Chantilly. I want to take a few moments and explain what a timing belt does. It’s a common maintenance item that a lot of people find confusing. It’s difficult to access a timing belt inside an engine bay, […]

  8. February 24, 2017

    Spark Plugs

    Hello, I’m Dave and I’m the store manager here at Virginia Tire and Auto South Riding. Today, I’d like to talk to you about spark plugs. What are spark plugs? They’re the device that sets the spark inside the combustion chamber to ignite the fuel mixture that makes the engine run, gives you power you […]

  9. February 3, 2017

    Why it Lasted

    JOHN: I think it’s all about our relationships that we have with our customers. With our employees, with the owner of the company. JEFF: Hard Work. He was there every day. When he first opened this operation and I came to work here, he was here every day, he was on time every day, and […]

  10. February 3, 2017

    In their own words

    JOHN: Myron always had a couple of sayings. He told me that failure is not an option, and he always reminded me of Winston Churchill. He gave the speech one time, he said- he got up on stage: “never, never, never give up!” JULIE: I use Myron-isms but when I’m unsure that- when I’m not […]

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