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Carbon Junk

Carbon Junk

Q: What is Carbon Buildup? Carbon buildup is mostly a problem with today’s newer “direct injection” vehicles. Think of your engine like a fireplace. When a fireplace burns fuel, it releases fumes – waste byproducts of smoke and carbon. In a fireplace thes ... read more

Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips

Kick the tires: Have your tires rotated and inspected. The last thing you need in cold, wet weather is to be driving on bald tires or tires with low air pressure. You’ll need all the traction that is possible and both of these issues will significantly impair your tire&rsquo ... read more

The Answers to all your Tire Questions!

The Answers to all your Tire Questions!

How often should I get my tires rotated? As a general rule, you should get your tires rotated when you get an oil service performed. (about every 6-8k miles or every 6-12 months) Changing the location of the tires on your vehicle allow them to wear evenly and will give them a lon ... read more

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How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire

When your vehicle gets a flat tire while you are driving, remain calm and follow these instructions: Don’t panic! You don’t have to stop your vehicle immediately. The most important thing to do is to keep the car under your control by slowing down, and then pull over to the side of the ... read more

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Car Emergency Kit Checklist

Car Emergency Kit Checklist

This kit is intended to aid you in getting help, signaling your car’s presence to other motorists, and tackling simple challenges. Even if you have roadside assistance coverage or an automobile club membership with roadside assistance, you usually need access to a phone in order to contact th ... read more

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

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

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 a ... read more

Vehicle AC Fun Facts

Vehicle AC Fun Facts

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 o ... read more

Innovative Auto Care Shop Marks Grand Opening

Innovative Auto Care Shop Marks Grand Opening

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 Au ... read more

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"That Pothole I just hit won't cause any damage to my vehicle, right?"

"That Pothole I just hit won't cause any damage to my vehicle, right?"

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 ... read more

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Keep Your Hybrid Rolling Through Fall

Keep Your Hybrid Rolling Through Fall

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 ... read more