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What are the Signs Your Car Needs an Alignment?

Updated: May 25th, 2017

Winchester, Virginia - Keeping up with routine maintenance can be challenging, but maintaining proper wheel alignment should not be overlooked.  If you know the signs to look for, your vehicle will tell you when it needs an alignment.  Proper wheel alignment means that all your wheels are aligned, so each tire comes into contact with the road the same amount.  When your wheels are out of alignment, you will experience decreased performance ...

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Do I Need to Rebuild My Engine?

Updated May 18th, 2017

Fairfax, Virginia - For most vehicle owners, the last phrase you would ever want to hear from your professional mechanic is "engine rebuild"; it sounds intimidating at best, and downright frightening at worst. The good news is that due to the high level of training that today's professional mechanics are exposed to, as well as the unprecedented sophistication of modern auto repair shops, an engine r ...

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Tips To Improve your Vehicle's Gas Mileage

Updated May 20th, 2017

Leesburg, Virginia -With summer road trips and summer gas prices approaching quickly, learn how to maximize your gas mileage. Unlike the usual tips, driving slowly and not using your AC, the following tips don't inconvenience your day to day driving.  Simple preventative maintenance can ensure you ge ...

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Monthly Auto Maintenance Check List

Leesburg, Virginia - Monthly Auto Maintenance Check List -

By Sydny Atwood

Updated May 3rd, 2017

Leesburg, Virginia - Miles can add up quickly, especially if you have a long commute, take care of your vehicle by performing regular preventative maintenance checks: 


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Dashboard Light Icons Explained

Updated May 18th, 2017

Herndon, Virginia - Most of us are familiar with the various lights that illuminate on our instrument panel when we first start our car. These lights disappear only seconds after the car has been started, but it is important to be familiar with what these various symbols are and what they mean. After all, if one of those lights stay on well after you start your car, it is a sign that you will need to get your vehicle inspected and possibly repaired. Below is a handy guide to help you become familiar the different dashboard light icons, so that you will know how to respond if one of these w ...

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