Check, Your Check Engine Light!

When Your Check Engine Light Appears On Your Dashboard? Don’t Ignore It!

It is a warning, that means there is something wrong with your car. It could be an issue with the transmission, various sensors, emissions, ignition or other problems with other components that are important to your car running safely and efficiently the way it should.

This light illuminates for a reason. It will not tell you what the problem is but will alert you that you should have a certified technician perform a diagnostic check to determine the source of the light and the malfunction that is causing the light to come on. The problem could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or as serious as a major engine fail. Just remember it is a safety feature that is there to warn you and protect your car of any potential damage that may have occurred.

Think of your check engine light as a beacon of safety. How you react or how fast you react to the light coming on could mean the difference between a small repair to a major repair that could be very expensive.

Contact us for any automotive diagnostic testing or repairs.



Does My Car Need New Shocks And Struts?

Does My Car Need New Shocks And Struts?

Does your car bounce up and down when going over a bump? Do you feel and hear a thud or clanking noise when you hit a pothole? Does your car seem to swerve or sway when you make a turn? Does it seem to sit higher or lower from the front to the rear? If so, then you should have your car checked out by a certified auto repair technician to determine if you have any damages.

Your shocks and struts are parts of your car’s front and rear suspension systems that helps you keep control and provide a smooth comfortable ride. Depending on your specific car, usually your front shocks and struts are most likely to fail first which is where most of the heavy weight is distributed.

The damage can range from broken springs and leaking cylinders to uneven tire wear and bumpy driving. You should replace them in pairs or all four at the same time if any have failed.

Virginia Automotive Service is your car’s shock and strut headquarters with certified technicians that specialize in suspension system repairs.

So, if you feel a bumpty bump or a clickety clang call Virginia Automotive Service for an appointment to have it checked out.


Glen Allen- 804.554.3806

Richmond- 804.977.0105