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Category Archives: Auto Care

How to Sanitize your Vehicle

How to Sanitize your Vehicle

Let us help you refresh the safest mode of transportation you have! Our vehicle evaporator service, when done every year, kills germs inside your AC system and creates a healthy environment for you and your family while traveling in your vehicle.  This service features our line of top-quality ... read more

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The cost of Leaves: Seasonal Inspections save Money!

Are seasonal inspections really necessary?  It’s that time of year when our industry is recommending a Fall vehicle inspection and/or holiday road-trip inspection and here’s why it is an important part of your vehicle maintenance: Those leaves!  Once all the l ... read more

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Common Service Intervals

The most frequently asked question about maintenance is how long stuff is going to last. Here’s the quick and dirty list of some of the averages so you can have a rough idea on how to schedule your maintenance and plan your budget! Keep in mind that these are averages. Your intervals will be ... read more

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What's Stopping you?

What's Stopping you?

These major components of your brake system are actually stopping you: Rotors Pads Calipers Your brakes operate through a hydraulic system that uses brake fluid to engage the calipers, cylinders, pads, rotors, shoes, and drums to stop your wheels from turning. Most cars have disc brakes and work ... read more

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Preventative Maintenance / BG Cooling System Service

Preventative Maintenance / BG Cooling System Service

Your cooling system consists of more than just the radiator! The water pump circulates coolant to the engine and heater core then returns it to be cooled. Temperature extremes compromise the entire system with rust, corrosion and sc ... read more

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We've got your back: The Annual Vehicle Safety Inspection in Virginia

We've got your back: The Annual Vehicle Safety Inspection in Virginia

(The annual panic you feel when you realize it's the last day of the month, and your sticker is expiring!) The great Commonwealth of Virginia takes vehicle safety very seriously, and we've all got to show proof that we do too. The big sticker plastered on o ... read more

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Spring Clean your Vehicle

Spring Clean your Vehicle

Here are our Top 10 tips for getting your car ready for the spring. Some will help your vehicle look (and smell) better, but most are designed to help it perform more efficiently and get better gas mileage. 1. Clean Your Undercarriage. Winter road salt can be a real problem by eating away at its u ... read more

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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 these ... 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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How much does it cost to get my car fixed? Can you PLEASE give me a price NOW over the phone!

How much does it cost to get my car fixed? Can you PLEASE give me a price NOW over the phone!

We get this call all the time. Everyone is in a hurry and everyone these days, including myself, we just want to get the information, make the best decision, get it done and move on with their lives. I need brakes on my car, how much will it cost, asked the caller. Hmmm…Well that depends&hel ... read more

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