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Why Checking Your Vehicle's Tire Pressure is Important

Updated May 8th, 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 ensuring ...

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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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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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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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