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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

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

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

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,

How Do I Get My Car Ready for Winter?

October 28th, 2015 by

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?

July 1st, 2015 by

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?

June 19th, 2015 by

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