What Are Brake Discs?

Brake Repair: Vital to Car Safety What Are Brake Discs? Brake discs, or rotors, are the metal part of the brakes attached to your vehicle’s suspension. The brake discs are what the brake pads contact with to create the friction which slows your vehicle to a stop. Brake discs are efficient at disbursing the heat […]

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Brakes Equal Safety Life of Your Brake Pads Your brakes are the front line when it comes to safety on your vehicle. The brake pads are the part of the brake system that does the stopping for your vehicle, so it’s critical to keep those pads in good shape and replace them when necessary. Generally, […]

How Do My Car’s Brakes Work? — Titan Auto & Tire

Thinking About Brakes The time to think about brakes is before you have to think about brakes. Most often, as we go about our daily routines, we mindlessly tap the brake pedal when needed. We use brakes so frequently when driving that touching the pedal is usually little more than a habit. In reality, that’s […]

Fact or Fiction? Common Brake Repair Myths — Titan Auto & Tire

The Truth About Brake Repair When you jam your foot against the brake pedal in a desperate effort to stop your vehicle before it slams into the truck whose driver just pulled out in front of you, you’re counting on your brakes. This isn’t the time to realize that your brakes aren’t in optimal condition […]

How Long Does It Take To Hit the Brakes?

Stopping Distances at Different Speeds A sudden red light, wildlife in the road, or slow-moving vehicle require fast brakes and fast reflexes. Did you know that coming to a complete stop while traveling 60 miles per hour requires a braking distance of about 60 feet? The faster you travel, the safe stopping distance exponentially increases. […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 and Car Care

 Your health and safety is our top priority. We are making every effort to keep both our customers and team members healthy.  Cleaning and disinfecting our waiting areas and restrooms several times a day. Weather permitting we will open doors to allow fresh air to circulate through customer lounge and Tech work areas. Team members […]

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Brake Repair

Brakes Are An Essential Part of Any Vehicle Some signs of brake damage can be difficult to spot, while others are self-explanatory. Whether your brakes are sticking, squealing, or operating inefficiently, find out why you need to receive professional brake repair services immediately. Learn more about the signs of damaged brakes and where you can […]

Most Common Auto Repairs

Prepare For Your Vehicle’s Needs Once you purchase a vehicle, the financial investment isn’t over. As your vehicle ages and covers more miles, you’ll need to keep up with regular maintenance services and handle any repairs promptly to keep your vehicle in top condition. Ignoring vehicle repairs will only lead to more serious and expensive […]

How to pass the Virginia State Inspection every year

Passing the annual Virginia State Inspection isn’t hard to do. Here are some easy ways to make sure your vehicle is ready for the annual Virginia State Inspection: Have a reputable shop perform a maintenance inspection at every visit. Mosty people need an oil change 3-4 times per year, ask for a maintenance inspection which […]

Why has the Virginia State Inspection fee increased?

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 […]