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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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