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Wouldn’t You Like To Know How You Will Be Treated By Your Next Auto Repair Shop Visit?

Wouldn’t You Like To Know How You Will Be Treated By Your Next Auto Repair Shop Visit?

Wouldn’t You Like To Know How You Will Be Treated By Your Next Auto Repair Shop Visit?   Here’s What Our Clients Are Saying….Nancy M. - I took my car in for regular maintenance on a Friday. My husband couldn't get home till right at 5:30pm closing time. Ed stayed so we didn't have to wait all weekend to pick-up the car. Thanks Ed Shelton. Michael S. - Just relocated from Charlotte and needed to have the car inspected and an oil change. Made the reservation on line, showed up at the 8:00am time and the team took care of everything while I finished coffee and a donut. These guys have a great waiting area. Thank you so much ... Michael S Anthony W. - Service was excellent and Michelle the customer service representative was exceptional with her excellent social skills. Terry the service advisor was also awesome and ... read more

Why Do My Tires Look Like They Need Air, Often?

Why Do My Tires Look Like They Need Air, Often?

Why Do My Tires Look Like They Need Air, Often?   Your car’s tire pressure is very important and can be hazardous if not properly maintained. Did you know that your tires can actually lose air pressure over time and in different temperature conditions? Yes, the air molecules can actually leak through the rubber membranes, very, very slowly. Especially if your car sits without driving it over long periods of time or you have drastic changes in ambient temperature. Or you could have a slow leak from a small puncture, broken valve stem or your tire is not sealed on the rim very well. Also check to see if your tires are showing excessive or uneven wear. Make sure you inspect your tires and tire pressure at least on a monthly basis. If they seem low or your car feels like it’s riding hard or soft the air pressure can be under or over inflated ... read more

Check, Your Check Engine Light

Check, Your Check Engine Light

Check, Your Check Engine Light!  Have You Seen This Light Appear 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 ... read more

Why Is My Car Overheating?

Why Is My Car Overheating?

Why Is My Car Overheating? Is that little red arrow in your “Temp” gauge moving up into the red area? Or are you seeing steam coming out from under the hood of your car?  If so, STOP and turn off your engine. Your car could be overheating. This could severely damage your engine! It’s always a good practice to check your engine fluids. The fluids tend to thin out or even evaporate in higher temperatures. Transmission fluid, power steering fluid, coolant and windshield wiper fluids should all be checked. Especially your coolant fluid. This keeps your car from running hot and overheating. But be very careful, the coolant fluid can explode out of the coolant reservoir and cause extreme burns if the car hasn&rsquo ... read more

Does My Car Need New Shocks And Struts?

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 headquar ... read more

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