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Car doesn’t start? Dash lights on?

In Car Safety, Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Your vehicle’s dashboard contains a number of tools that assure you that it’s working properly. It also houses lights that have various meanings. Here’s a guide to what each of the symbols indicate. HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, …

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HomeTowne Auto Repair receives ‘Best Tire Store’ award

In News by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire was recently awarded “Best Tire Store” in Prince William County.  The shop received the title from InsideNOVA’s 2019 Best of Prince William. Best of Prince William is an annual contest influenced by members of the community voting for services and organizations throughout the county.  “We appreciate the support from members of the community,” HomeTowne Auto …

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Replacing an alternator on a Ford Fusion

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Ray, an automotive technician at HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, spent part of his Friday replacing a Ford Fusion’s alternator. When the car came in, it’s battery light was on. He tested the battery, which was good, but the alternator wasn’t charging to its full potential.  The alternator is on the back side of the engine and you need to …

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Oil changes: how are we different than other shops

In Oil Change, Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Having your oil changed regularly is one way you can make sure your engine continues working properly. So what do we different than other shops during an oil change? In addition to changing the oil and oil filter, we do a courtesy inspection.  The inspection covers safety items, such as your wiper blades and brakes, and maintenance items — whether something …

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Michelin tires available for different vehicles

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

An important part of maintaining your vehicle is having its tires checked and replaced when needed. The make and model of your vehicle, how its used, and the number of miles you drive each day are some things you should keep in mind when buying new ones. These are a few Michelin tires that are available: Michelin Defender Tires LTX: …

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How you can maintain your Subaru

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Subaru vehicles last a long time.  But to keep them going, you do need to maintain them. Some of the easiest things you can for Subaru maintenance are to change your oil and check the air filter to see if it needs to be replaced. You can pull out the air filter to see if it has a lot of …

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Free shuttle service available at HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire

In News by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Having regular maintenance performed on your vehicle can lengthen its lifespan and save you money. However, it’s not always convenient. HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire offers a few amenities that allow you to complete your daily tasks while your vehicle is being worked on. Need a lift? We a free shuttle service to customers who are heading home or to …

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When and how to check your vehicle’s tire pressure

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It’s important to stay safe when behind the wheel. Checking your tire pressure is one way you can protect yourself. It can also prevent your vehicle’s tires from wearing out too quickly. Having your own tire pressure gauge is a good idea. Not every gas station pump is calibrated, and they can’t be trusted all the time. Here is more information …

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Why is my car making that noise?

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

There are many reasons why your car can make noise. If you’re married, most of them come from the passenger seat. If you have kids, most of the noise is coming from the back seat. All kidding aside, noises can come from anywhere, such as your suspension and tires. They may also occur as engine components wear out, belts loosen, …