Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto Blog
- How Do I Choose the Best Tires for My Car?
- Do I Need to Replace My Timing Belt?
- When Should I Get My Oil Change?
- Why You Should Care - The Importance of Tire Speed Ratings
- How Do I Check My Transmission Fluid?
- Why is My Car Leaking Oil?
- Why is Virginia for Lovers?
- Keep Your Automatic Transmission Working for You
- How Often Should I Replace My Air Filter or Oil Filter?
- My Check Engine Light Came On. Now What?
- What Do I Do When I Don’t Pass My State Emission Test?
- Why Won’t My Battery Hold a Charge?
- Signs You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked
- Do I Need Professional Auto Repair Services?
- Driving in the Rain Safety Tips
- How Do I Know When I Need New Brake Pads?
- Dashboard Light Icons Explained
- What is the True Cost of Not Maintaining my Car?
- Do I Need to Rebuild My Engine?
- Do I Really Need to Change My Oil Every 3000 Miles?
- Does My Car Need a Cooling System or Radiator Flush?
- Does The Diagnostics Code Tell Me What's Wrong With My Car?
- Toyota Recalls 6.5 Million Vehicles
- 5 Signs Your Engine Oil Needs a Change
- Pollinator Habitat Program Grows Across Virginia
- October is Fall Car Care Month: Keep Your Car Running Smoothly with These 10 Tips
- How Do I Make My Tires Last 10 Years?
- Volkswagen is Being Engulfed by a Growing Crisis Over Its Attempt to Make Millions of Diesel Cars Appear Cleaner Than They Are
- Stephen Harper Pledges $1 Billion to Auto Industry
- What Is The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
How Do I Know When I Need New Brake Pads?
What's the Difference Between Synthetic Oil and Conventional Oil?
December 22nd, 2016
There is some debate today over the mileage at which engine oil should be changed. Traditional advice says 3,000 miles while modern car experts and manufacturers recommend 7,000 miles to 10,000 miles. But mileage is not the only thing you need to decide in regards to your engine oil, you also have to choose between two types of oil; conventional or regular and synthetic.
Why Do I need to Change my Car's Air Filter?
December 15th, 2016
The air filter is a component of a car engine that guards against entry of airborne particles such as dust, leaves, pollen and sand. This keeps the engine running smoothly and prevents engine damage that could be caused by these particles and others. When you visit your local auto repair shop your mechanic may mention your air filter is dirty and recommend the filter be changed.
Should I use Conventional Oil or Synthetic Oil?
December 7th, 2016
How Much Should I Spend Each Year to Maintain My Car?
December 1st, 2016
Buying a car is just the first part of the financial equation. Going forward, you have to think about the maintenance cost. Without proper planning, you might find that monthly maintenance costs combined with car payments have become too much of a burden.