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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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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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What is the True Cost of Not Maintaining my Car?

Updated May 18th, 2017

Fairfax, Virginia - It's amazing how quickly time can fly, especially when you think about keeping track of your regular car maintenance appointments. Before you know it, you may go 6 or 8 months without getting an oil change, and it won't even feel like it's been three weeks. Some people inadvertently neglect to take their vehicles into the shop for routine maintenance due to this strange "time warp" phenomenon, while others skip out on getting certain services done due to ...

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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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How Much Should I Spend Each Year to Maintain My Car?

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. 

So before you even buy a car, sit down and try to figure out how much you should be spending monthly on repairs and maintenance. If you already own a car, it is time to make a smart plan and stick to it. Planning ensures that you are always ready for any car emergency and could actually help you lower maintenance cost. 
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