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DIY Antifreeze can be Dangerous

As we look at the forecast for Virginia, temperatures are dropping! Cold weather brings different challenges for your vehicle. When temperatures fall to freezing, your engine has to protect itself from the adverse conditions. Which is why your vehicle relies on antifreeze. Also known as coolant, this fluid is added to the engine to prevent… Read More »

How to Spot Battery Corrosion

Vehicle batteries keep your car started, running, and powered on the roads in Hayes. But the acid inside the battery is extremely corrosive and can wreak havoc if it gets somewhere it doesn’t belong. To keep your car battery performing its best and avoid extensive damage, check your battery regularly for signs of corrosion. Here… Read More »

Pay a Little Now or a Lot Later

Some people think that they can save money by passing on car maintenance that isn’t critical. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Making sure that your car is well maintained and fixing the small things now can mean HUGE savings in the future. Regular preventative maintenance helps the components in a vehicle from… Read More »

Dangers of Driving with Underinflated Tires

The technology and engineering that goes into your passenger vehicle tires to get you around Virginia gets better each and every year. Even with all of the advances in construction and compounds, it has not changed the fact that an under-inflated tire is dangerous. Studies performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warns… Read More »

Back to Basics – Car Care 101

In light of the back-to-school season, we thought we’d take car care back to the basics in this quick course! The technicians at our independent auto repair shop review three major components in your vehicle and the maintenance needed to keep your car running smoothly. 1. Motor Oil. Every car owner should expect and plan… Read More »

Summer Heat And Your Tires

This summer we have already seen record heat in some parts of the country, including dramatic highway and train rail buckling.  If our roads have been so drastically distressed, you have to ask how does this affect my tires? Heat can diminish your tire integrity, and failures are common.  Much like you would not walk… Read More »

Stay Cool on Summer Road Trips

Hit the open road. Turn up the radio, pack your favorite snacks, and grab a few friends for a summer road trip! Sounds like a recipe for a fun trip… except when the summer heat hits your vehicle. Summer in Hayes is hot! Which poses new challenges for your vehicle. Here are three ways to stay… Read More »

Problems with the Timing Belt

The timing belt operates in the extremely hot and demanding conditions of your vehicle’s engine. Which means, like the other components in your engine, the timing belt is subject to normal wear and tear over the course of its life in your vehicle. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000 miles,… Read More »

5 Services for your Car this Spring

Spring is here with beautiful sunny days and unpredictable rain storms. Hopefully the harsh winter weather is over, but has it taken a toll on your vehicle? Consider these five maintenance services to keep your family safe in the changing Virginia weather. Alignment. If your vehicle is pulling to one side or another, your tires may… Read More »