Do you need winter tires?

In Tires & Wheels, Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Before you know it, snow will be falling and ice will be accumulating on the roads. You may be thinking that your regular tires will do the trick, and will be able to get you around safely this winter, but that may not be the case. Being in Virginia, it may not be as prone to snowy weather as other …

Five tips for driving in the fog

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Fog can make it really difficult and dangerous when you’re out there driving on the road. At HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, we’re committed to keeping our customers safe, so we’ve put together some important tips to help you drive safely in the fog. Slow down. It may be frustrating when you’re trying to get somewhere, but slowing down is …

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire assisting Salvation Army with Angel Tree

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is stepping in to help with this year’s Angel Tree program, run by the Prince William Salvation Army. This year, the Salvation Army is hoping to assist more than 6,200 families in the area, with holiday assistance. According to the Salvation Army, more than 14,000 children need toys, bikes, clothing and educational games this holiday …

All-season versus snow tires: What’s the difference?

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

When you think of ‘all-season’ tires and ‘winter’ or ‘snow’ tires, do you think that they’re the same, or that they perform equally? Many people think that all-season tires work equally well in all weather conditions, but when it comes to snow and icy patches on the road this winter, those tires may not be your best option. According to …

Here’s what you need to have in your vehicle’s emergency supply kit

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Being prepared is one of the smartest things you can do in life. Many people keep supplies in their homes for an emergency, but what about your car? So many people spend hours driving in their vehicle each day, and anything can happen when you’re out there on the road. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you keep …

Get the Facts on Virginia State and Emissions Inspections

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Understanding what you need to do to ensure you car is in compliance for state and emissions inspections can be confusing. We’ve created this post to try and help answer any questions you may be having. So you’ve just moved to Virginia. What do you need to do to register your car? Well, the first thing you need to get …

Comparing the quality, price and warranty of brake and rotor replacement

In Brakes, Service Standards by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

If you’re hearing a squeaking sound or experiencing difficulty braking, then it may be time to bring your vehicle to an automotive repair shop. When it comes to making a big purchase, or investing in the maintenance of your vehicle, a lot of people want to ‘shop around’ and compare prices for a brake and rotor replacement. If are the …

What You Need to Know About Brake Fluid Flushes for Your Vehicle

In Brake Fluid Flush, Brakes by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Over the course of your vehicle’s lifetime, you’re going to have to bring it in for routine maintenance. Many people think that this primarily means oil changes, because of how frequently cars require an oil change, but there are actually some other key components to good car maintenance – like brake fluid flushes. Brake fluid is the essential fluid in …

Why you shouldn’t lie to your mechanic

In Automotive Diagnostics by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

You hear a clunking sound. Or maybe you hit a pothole. Whatever the reason, you’re having an issue with your car, and you need to bring it in for service. When you’re speaking with a service writer and dropping your vehicle off, it’s crucial that you be honest and give as much information as possible. In some cases, customers will …

HomeTowne’s little free library is a hit in the community

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s little free library has become a popular destination in the community. Yesterday we saw a family at the little library, looking through books, and taking some home with them. Our little free library is internationally chartered, and is part of the Greater Prince William Little Free Libraries initiative in the community. The library is located …