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Why Checking Your Vehicle's Tire Pressure is Important

Updated April 18th, 2017

Winchester, Virginia - Even though checking tire pressure is such a straightforward and low-cost task, many car owners overlook its importance.  Maintaining proper tire pressure will extend the life of your tires by ensur ...

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Winter and Snow Tires vs. All Season

Updated April 11th, 2017

Sterling, Virginia - When you drive your car off the lot, it is most likely on all-season tires.  All-season tires offer a balance of durability, smooth ride, and handling that makes them the most popular tire choice.  Despite the name "all-season" if you live in a climate that experiences all four seasons, your all-season tires might not cover you all year.  In climates where there adverse winter weather, you will want to invest in specialty winter tires. ...

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How Does My Vehicle's Transmission Work?

Updated April 12th, 2017

Fairfax, Virginia - The transmission is a complicated and very expensive component of your engine; however, it operates under the same principles as a multi-speed bike.  When you are trying to understand how your transmission works, just visualize when you learned how to change gear on your first 10-speed bike. On a bicycle, the chain lifts to different gears based on the speed you are traveling.  If the chain doesn't connect the correspond ...

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April is Car Care Month

Sterling, Virginia - April is Car Care Month - Hogan and Sons Tire and Auto


Sterling, Virginia 

This month is National Car Care Month!  According to Carcare.com in a recent survey,


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Engine Oil – Facts and Fiction

Updated March 15th, 2017

Winchester, Virginia - Most of us are well aware that we need oil in our vehicle's engine in order for them to operate properly. The main job of your engine oil is to ensure that all of the different moving parts ...

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