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  • What you really need to know to stay cool on the road

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    The AC system in your vehicle is similar to the one in your home, but it’s wedged into an area that runs to temperatures above 250 degrees and is regularly exposed to rattling and rolling everywhere your vehicle goes! Over time, these factors cause the system to leak refrigerant and lose the ability to remove heat and produce and circulate cold air. Because it’s a pressurized, sealed system, proper maintenance requires a skilled technician with the right equipment. Don’t end u... read more

    Friday 30 June 2017
  • Vehicle AC Fun Facts

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    Test your IQ and see how many facts you already know: The refrigerant for your car is made specifically for vehicles.  It can’t be used in other air conditioner systems.  The EPA has banned the use of Freon, a brand for a popular refrigerant, because it’s bad for the ozone layer.  Vehicles now use R-134.  So the statement, “I need more Freon” should actually be, “I need more R-134”. See clearly! Run your... read more

    Thursday 29 June 2017
  • Innovative Auto Care Shop Marks Grand Opening

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    Automotive repair industry expert Matt Curry brings advanced technology, modern auto repair services to the D.C. metro area with the opening of Craftsman Auto Care.   ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRWEB) April 25, 2017 -- Automotive repair experts Matt and Judy Curry have opened their newest venture, Craftsman Auto Care in Kingstowne. Formerly Kingstowne Auto Care, the 4,400-squarefoot repair facility specializes in European, import and domestic vehicles, including hybrid and electric models. &nbs... read more

    Thursday 29 June 2017
  • "That Pothole I just hit won't cause any damage to my vehicle, right?"

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    Potholes can wreak havoc on your tires, rims, alignment and shocks & struts.  If you hit a particularly nasty one, beware of these warning signs that could be exacerbated if you ignore them: Vehicle is pulling to one side (alignment or steering system issue) A particularly bouncy or loose ride (shock & strut damage) Your tire air pressure light illuminates Visible bulge in tire sidewall (indicates that there is an internal tear) Rim damage that may indicate hidden tire damage... read more

    Wednesday 03 May 2017
  • Keep Your Hybrid Rolling Through Fall

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    Fall is back to school and back to work time. That means returning to a crazy schedule of activities and commitments for you and your family. Make sure your hybrid won't let you down by following these important tips to keep it performing in top-notch condition. 1.  Change Your Oil and Filters & Have Your Brake Pads Checked Like regular gas engines, hybrid and hybrid-electric vehicles need regular oil and filter changes. However, they don't need them as often because th... read more

    Tuesday 25 April 2017