Category: Maintenance

Most Common Auto Repairs

August 13th, 2019 by

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

June 19th, 2019 by

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?

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

What Maintenance does a Hybrid Car Need?

February 7th, 2018 by

Hybrid and Electric vehicles have amazing technology and engineering. While they run on clean energy they have mechanical parts and fluids and much like a Gas powered or Internal Combustion Engine vehicle needs routine maintenance. A Hybrid vehicle has has a small (ICE) or internal combustion engine which works briefly at times to recharge the

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

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

Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car

April 28th, 2016 by

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

March 1st, 2016 by

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,