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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Do I need to get my AC system fixed?

If you can’t stand the hot summer days, you’ll want to hear our tips on maintaining your car’s air conditioning system and what to do when it starts to malfunction. AC System repairs are one of the many services we offer at Advanced Automotive. We want to share with everyone some of the science behind A C systems and how we can help you here at Advanced Automotive. When the AC system in your vehicle is blowing cold air on one side and warm air on the other or the air smells a bit off, do you: 1) ignore it and…

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Auto Repair : Part 1

There are about 30,000 parts on the average car, so it can be really confusing when you are in need of auto car repair. And for many drivers, it can seem like mechanics are speaking in a foreign language. It’s enough to make any driver wonder, “What can I do to prevent these problems in the first place?” To prevent confusion and to make your car maintenance as easy as possible, here are some basic car maintenance tips even a beginner can understand. Tires Rotate your tires about every 7,500 miles. Doing so not only will prevent excessive wear and…

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Winter is Coming. Protect Your Car.

Winter is coming. Some people are excited about sweaters and snow. Others just want to hibernate until March. Cars, they’re the hibernating type. Without special care, cold weather can negatively affect machine mechanics, and just as you take steps to winterize your home, and your lawn, so, too, should you prepare your vehicle for the arctic (okay, maybe not quite arctic) conditions ahead. Have your oil changed. Check your car’s owner’s manual to determine the correct intervals and adhere to this schedule. Just purchased a new car? Consult with your Chantilly VA lube technician about which oil is best for…

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