Why have Virginia State Inspection Stickers moved on windshields?

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

  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, […]

An Oil Change is the Best Car Maintenance

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 […]

Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car

When choosing new tires consider: The type of vehicle you drive Where you drive, highway, city, back roads, off road Length of daily driving What type of vehicle do you drive? Hybrids: Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, BMW i3   To get the best gas mileage from your Hybrid vehicle you must have low rolling resistance […]

Three Ways get Your Car Ready for Spring

Winter can be a long, harsh season not only on you but on your vehicle. As the cold temperatures break and warmer Spring days arrive here are three ways we recommend get your vehicle ready for warmer weather driving.   Change your wiper blades, over the winter season your wipers work hard pushing rain, sleet, […]

How Do I Get My Car Ready for Winter?

Winter weather brings cold temperatures and sometimes dangerous driving conditions. Long before the temperature turns cold you can prepare your vehicle for comfortable and safer Winter driving. In November and early December we recommend: 1. Measuring Tire Tread depths 2. Testing your Battery 3. Inspecting Windshield wiper blades 4. Inspecting the Windshield for chips and […]

How Does Antifreeze Work in Summer?

The Summer months of July and August can bring miserable heat. While we may feel cool and comfortable inside our vehicle with the air conditioning, your vehicle engine may be overheated. What Cools My Engine? The cooling system is your engine’s only means of releasing the heat that builds to incredible temperatures inside the engine […]

Can Heat Damage My Battery?

Yes, the heat in the Summer months can also be draining on your vehicle battery. We often think Winter is the season when batteries go dead but excessive heat and overcharging shorten the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then causes internal damage. What drains a car battery? Most of us […]

What Makes a Belt Squeal?

Are you the one with the “noisy vehicle” that squeals every time you start your engine? Your engine belts make a screech or squeal noise usually because the rubber belt is slipping on the metal pulley and just like your tires spinning on the road, this causes noise. The belt may be slipping due to […]