Time for Maintenance? Choose a Chantilly VA Repair Shop, Not the Dealership

This question is so frequently asked by car owners and oftentimes is not easy to answer as not every dealer and repair shop is made equal. As cars become increasingly more technically savvy, many would believe their dealer to be the expert on the parts needed and the equipment used. Sure, this might be true, and there once was a time that the dealership was your only option. But that’s not so anymore. As competition for work and maintenance on newer cars increases, your Chantilly auto repair shop has stepped up to the plate; we’re training our employees and updating…

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Sometimes, More than your car needs to be repaired..

Even though Advanced Automotive Inc has seen its fair share of car accident related repairs and can handle all of your car accident repairs. There is however one thing they cannot fix and that is your health. Follow this 5 step process to help you and your loved ones when dealing with personal injury from an auto incident. What to do following a personal injury auto accident Car accidents can be very stressful situations, made worse if there is an injury. Most people think of contacting a personal injury attorney, but what happens immediately following a personal injury accident can affect…

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Let’s Recap our Last 12 Months!

New to our blog? Check out this recap list of all our favorite topics over the last year! We’re more than just the premier Chantilly VA auto repair company, we’re here to give you excellent advice on all things automotive and driving. Did you know 87% of all drivers engage in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel? Drivers who research safer means of transportation are more likely to be safer behind the wheel and less likely to be ticketed. So check out these great links below to keep you in the top 13%! 1.Getting ready for a…

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PREP YOUR CAR FOR SPRING WITH CHANTILLY VA AUTO REPAIR

Chantilly Spring is coming hot and fast, so prepare your car with these helpful tips from Chantilly VA auto repair! Winter can do a real number on your car between the salt, slush, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. As we head for warmer weather, giving your car a physical will undo the frosty damage and keep issues at bay. Don’t underestimate the power of winter on your vehicle. Salt is one of the most damaging side effects of the season, running the risk of erosion, rust, and dents. It’s an important part of winter safety—salt reduces collision by up to…

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Shake the Winter Blues With Exclusive Spring Specials

PRESS RELEASE Chantilly, Virginia — March 22, 2016 Winter is rough — on the skin, on the roads, but perhaps most especially on the cars on the roads. But it’s gone now, and for that northern Virginians rejoice; and for that, Chantilly’s premier auto center, Advanced Automotive, is offering three exciting maintenance specials to help drivers rid their rides of winter’s dirt and grime. Ensure prime vehicle performance through this season, and the next. As the weather grows warmer, northern Virginia is spending more time on the road; Advanced Automotive’s fuel injection service (at a low price of $59.95) is…

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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 RIRE 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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Spend Your Tax Refund Well — On Your Car!

Great news! You’re getting a tax refund, and you’re dreaming of all the ways you can spend it: On a new spring wardrobe, on a trip, on a new gadget… or on your car. A recent poll suggested that as many as a third of American taxpayers intend to use at least part of their refund to repair, or to purchase a new car. We think this is a great idea. With the average refund this year projected to be around $3,000, what auto allocations make sense? Here are a few good choices depending on the size of your refund:…

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