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Why has the Virginia State Inspection fee increased?

May 19th, 2019 by

Effective July 1, 2019 the new fee for the Virginia State inspection will increase from $16.00 to $20.00.  Gov. Ralph Northam signed HB 2514,  that increases vehicle inspection costs from $16 to $20.  Shops which offer Virginia Safety Inspections will pay 70 cents back to the Virginia State Police to support its inspector training program. This is the

Why You Need Wheel Alignment

May 16th, 2019 by

This Service Will Protect Your Car Are you looking for ways to protect your vehicle? Titan Auto & Tire in Chesterfield, Virginia can help! We understand how vehicles work and what kind of services are necessary to keep them running properly. One of the most important services you can get for your vehicle is wheel

6 Common Auto Repairs

March 27th, 2019 by

We Do These Repairs The Most! Are you planning on purchasing your first vehicle? If so, you might be wondering what you can expect over the course of its lifespan. You can estimate maintenance costs based on a specific model’s factory recommendations, often found in the owner’s manual. But what you can’t predict is the

What Brake Sounds Mean

March 25th, 2019 by

Do You Need Brake Repair? These Sounds Will Tell You Paying attention to your vehicle’s behavior is a good way to tell when it needs professional attention. Once you become familiar with how it performs and sounds, you can easily detect changes. When it comes to your vehicle’s brakes, any unusual sounds mean something isn’t

How You Can Winterize Your Vehicle

December 28th, 2018 by

Make Sure You’re Prepared! Although winters in Virginia aren’t nearly as bad as other states such as New York and Vermont, we still do experience common conditions such as snow, ice, and rain. Anyone that’s driven through those conditions knows how difficult, stressful, and frustrating it can be. Although we may not be able to

How to Choose a Car Repair Shop

January 23rd, 2018 by

If you are new to an area or taking on responsibility for your vehicle for the first time choosing a good automotive repair shop can be quite overwhelming. Ask yourself what is most important to you: quality of work, customer service, price, the list goes on and on. A good auto repair shop should be

Why have Virginia State Inspection Stickers moved on windshields?

January 22nd, 2018 by

Starting in January 2018, all 2019 Virginia State Inspection stickers will be found on the drivers side, bottom corner of the windshield. Inspection stickers have been relocated from the center of the windshield to avoid interferring with crash avoidance technology found in many vehicles. This type of technology requires a clear center windshield in order

How to keep your car running well in cold weather

October 3rd, 2017 by

  Take care of your car’s seasonal services immediately and make plans to get ahead of the game before cold weather arrives. An early visit to your repair facility provides the opportunity to budget for unanticipated repairs. We recommend the following checklist: Engine Performance A poorly maintained engine is hard to start in cold weather,

Your Titan Team Wishes You Happy New Year

December 27th, 2016 by

                    We appreciate your business and trust in us in 2016. With so many choices, we are honored you chose Titan Auto & Tire to service and repair your vehicles. 2016 has been a great year; our Titan Team has been busy and we are proud

An Oil Change is the Best Car Maintenance

May 23rd, 2016 by

The best and most basic maintenance you can do is a simple oil change. Whether its conventional oil or synthetic oil regular services will keep your vehicle running at its best. Most conventional oil changes are needed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Synthetic oil can be changed at 7,500 mile intervals depending on type of synthetic oil or