What Are Fleet Services?

Every day, thousands of cars, vans, trucks, and other vehicles traverse the roads, delivering goods and products to their destinations. Each of these vehicles is part of a fleet — a business’ collection of vehicles necessary for its operation. Hauling cargo across hundreds or even thousands of miles is a daunting task for the drivers. But it can be even more challenging for the person or team responsible for managing the fleet. How do they keep all those trucks moving? In this article, we’ll explain what fleet services are. We also explore the differences between fleet management and maintenance services…

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12 Tips for Maintaining Your Car Air Conditioning System

The summers in Virginia can get exceedingly hot and humid. But don’t worry — your car’s air conditioning system is there to keep you cool. That is, until it isn’t. Driving a lot in high heat will put a lot of strain on your car’s A/C. If it suddenly decides to give up the ghost, you’ll be in for one sweaty drive. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to extend your A/C’s lifespan. Read on to learn 12 easy tips on how to maintain car air conditioning systems. How to Maintain Car Air Conditioning Systems Keeping your car’s A/C…

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What You Need to Pass a Virginia Car Inspection

Well-functioning vehicles keep roads and drivers safe — that’s simply a fact. The Commonwealth of Virginia requires annual safety and emissions inspection on all registered vehicles to maintain safety on the roads. It makes sense for the Old Dominion to mandate safety inspections. Our cold and often snowy winters can create dangerous conditions. Meanwhile, the humid summers can cause plenty of wear and tear on vehicles. You may find it inconvenient, but the state safety inspection protects your safety. You may also face expensive fines if your car isn’t inspected. But how can you ensure your vehicle passes the inspection?…

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How to Get Free Towing Service: 7 Best Methods

Many things could leave you stranded by the side of the road. You could get a flat tire, run out of gas, or a nasty pothole could crack your suspension. But whatever the scenario, one thing’s certain — your car won’t be going further on its own. Not only is being stuck on a road frustrating, but it could also be dangerous. Poor visibility around corners could lead to someone crashing into your broken car. Your vehicle could also block a busy road. For all these reasons, you must get your car towed away fast. But towing services can be…

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How Often Should You Get A Car Diagnostic Test?

Your car runs well, there are no strange sounds or issues, and it gets you from Point A to Point B. That means everything is fine and dandy, right? Not necessarily. There could be a small problem lurking somewhere within your vehicle’s engine or systems that’s not immediately obvious. But as you keep packing on miles, this insidious problem will keep getting worse. When you finally notice it, your car may no longer be in safe, drivable condition. But the good news is that you can catch problems early with a car diagnostic test. This test analyzes the vehicle’s engine…

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Wheel Alignment: Why It’s So Important

You hit a pothole a week ago and your car hasn’t behaved quite right ever since. Maybe it’s started pulling to the left or your steering wheel isn’t centered — even when you’re driving straight. That’s when it’s time to get the tires of your car realigned. During a wheel alignment service, an auto shop technician will check and adjust the angle of each of your car’s tires to match each other and the car chassis. But many drivers don’t get their wheels aligned regularly. You might even be wondering how important wheel alignment is in the first place. Read…

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Things to Check for a Brake Job

Your brakes are one of the most vital safety features of your vehicle. A well-maintained and well-functioning set of brakes ensures your car comes to a quick and controlled stop when you press on the brake pedal. But brake systems are complex, with many moving parts that could fail and put you, your family, and your car in danger. That’s why you need to get your brakes replaced and repaired regularly. If you understand how car brakes work, you can more easily spot the signs of dangerous wear and tell a technician what’s wrong with your brakes. Read on and…

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Caring for Your Car Transmission: 15 Best Tips

The transmission system is one of the most crucial components of your car. As its name implies, it transmits power from your vehicle’s engine to the wheels. Without a transmission, your car wouldn’t move. Because it’s such an important and complex system, replacing a busted transmission can cost thousands of dollars. That’s not a bill you want to get. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do during everyday driving to extend the lifespan of your transmission. Read on to learn the best tips and tricks on how to care for your car transmission. 15 Tips on How to…

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How Often Do You Need to Change Your Oil?

Every car needs oil in its engine. A regular oil change ensures you always have clean oil to keep your vehicle running. But how often do you need to change your oil?The short answer to that question is that it depends. To learn the long answer, read on and find out how often you should change your car’s engine oil. We’ll also answer many other common questions about car oil changes. How Long Can a Car Go Without an Oil Change? In many people’s minds, “How often should I change the oil in my car?” and “How long a car…

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Shift into the Seasons: Fall Part 1

Like our customers, our cars have seasonal repairs that we have to deal with throughout the year. We want to be a resource for our Advanced Automotive family. That is why we are starting a seasonal maintenance repair series so when something in your car changes with the season, you will know why. Did you know that when Fall starts your vehicle is more likely to have issues with its air suspension? If you got your car in the last decade, you likely have an air suspension system in it. But what is an air suspension system? Have you ever…

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