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.



Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

What is that awful squeaking, grinding noise from the front of my car? Well, it could be something wrong with your braking system  From brake pads, rotors, brake lines to brake fluid, your brakes are essential for driving safely. Most cars have a brake pad wear alarm and or light on the instrument cluster to alert you of any problems. The majority of the time it’s usually normal brake pad wear and the pads just need to be changed. But sometimes brakes will fail due to caliper, rotor malfunction or even a broken brake line or brake booster failure. Anytime you suspect any of these signs you must have your brakes checked out. Also during the winter months you could have road chemicals and debris that have accumulated on the calipers, pads, rotors and brake lines, creating extra wear and tear of the system. At Virginia Automotive Service we specialize in expert brake repairs on all vehicles. We can usually pinpoint the problems over the phone. Give us a call at 804-977-0105 or 804-554-3806 to speak with a friendly, caring brake expert about your brake concerns.