Advanced Automotive Blog

How Do I prepare for a long trip?

A week or so before you leave, have regular maintenance done, like oil and filter change. Specifically, ask the auto repair shop to check the air filter and change it if necessary. Changing the air filter is an inexpensive way to enhance fuel economy and performance. Also have them check the tires again. If the pressure has gone down since the last check, you may have a leak that can be fixed on the spot. HAVE YOUR REPAIR SHOP CHECK THE TIRE PRESSURE AND ADJUST IT If the pressure is too low, it can cause a blowout at high speed….

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Should I repair my car or buy a new one ?

Something goes wrong with your car and you’re faced with a high repair bill. It would be nice to get a new car, but is that the smartest decision? Would you be better off fixing your current ride, or is it really time to buy a new one? The answers to these questions will vary, so let me give you some information that might help you make a more informed decision. REASON TO FIX YOUR CURRENT VEHICLE. If you aren’t sure if fixing it is the right thing to do, here are a few reasons why it is a good…

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How often should I change my oil ?

For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do. A new engine with little or no wear can probably get by on 7,500 mile oil changes. But as an engine accumulates miles, it dumps more unburned fuel into the crankcase which dilutes the oil. This causes the oil to break down. So if the oil isn’t changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and…

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Best Automotive Tips and Tricks!

Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council. LIFE OF YOUR BATTERY Excessive heat and overcharging shorten the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then damages the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate, which will eventually destroy a battery. To…

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Do I Need Transmission Repair?

Your car’s transmission is the powerhouse behind what makes your car move. Thinking of it as an automatic gear shifter, this component of the car is responsible for making sure the right power goes into your wheels at any given time. Whether you have a manual or an automatic car, you will need to invest in transmission repair at some point in time. But how will you know that your transmission is on its last legs? Here are some warning signs. Shifting gears is a hassleIn simple terms, your transmission is where everything is connected. If you are having problems…

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Simple and Straight Forward Auto Repair Tips for Every Car

Have a new car and aren’t sure on where to start when it comes to car maintenance and car repair? No worries — we’ve got you covered! Here are some easy, straight-forward facts about auto repairs that will keep your car in tip-top shape. The air filter Even though your air filter mostly goes unnoticed, it serves a very important part in the efficiency of the engine. Here are some warning signs that you may need to replace yours. Has your gas mileage gone down? Because the engine needs to run with as clean air as possible, if there is…

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Without Factory Scheduled Maintenance, Road Emergency Could Happen To You

Drive the car. Park the car. Scrape the ice of the windshield of the car. Drive the car. Take the car to your Chantilly VA auto repair center for an oil change. Drive the car. Park the car. Wash the car. Drive the car… You understand where I’m going with this. Most people don’t give even a second thought to the factory-scheduled maintenance every automaker recommends be performed on its vehicles. And of the ones who DO think about it, many of them put off these tasks or avoid them altogether in an effort to save time or money. The…

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5 Signs It’s Time to Have Your Brakes Checked

There’s no question about it: Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your car. Most brake pad will last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 miles before they need to be replaced — but that’s a pretty wide timeframe for something so vital to your safety on the road. Car owners should always be on the lookout for signs that their brake pads are wearing out or not functioning properly. Here are five of the best ways to tell if you might need a brake repair soon. The pads are wearing thin.Take a look between the spokes of…

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Leading Northern Virginia Automotive Repair Center, Advanced Automotive To Expand Operations Into Warrenton

The premier auto center based in Chantilly is excited to announce it is expanding! As one of the fastest-growing and most trusted automotive repair and towing service provider, Advanced Automotive is opening its second location in Warrenton, Virginia at 655 Industrial Road, across James Madison Highway from Walmart. “We are so excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve northern Virginia from our flagship location in Chantilly, and now from our brand new location in Warrenton,” said Donnie Scott. “Advanced Automotive is committed to keeping the people of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties safe, and on the road.”…

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Stop Your Engines! Common Auto Repairs You Should be Making

Neglecting vehicles costs the U.S. economy upwards of $2 billion annually, and it can cost you even more in time and frustration if you’re not careful. Auto repair might seem like it’s only necessary when a very serious problem presents itself, but preventative car maintenance is crucial to extending the life of your car. If you’re unsure what kind of repairs should be made to prevent further problems, here’s a short list of the most common auto repairs you need to stay on top of in the new year. Checking the Oil This is especially important if your car is…

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