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How is HomeTowne Auto Repair different from other businesses?

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Northern Virginia has quite a few auto repair shops. So, what makes HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire different from the rest? We are a locally owned and operated business that helps cover the health care of our employees. “That way, everyone has a chance to be covered, so it’s not actually coming out of their paycheck,” Co-Owner ST Billingsley explained. …

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My car won’t start. What’s wrong?

In Automotive Diagnostics by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It is very inconvenient when your car won’t start, especially if you have somewhere to be. There are many possible culprits behind this issue. The problem could be as simple as a car battery, alternator or starter going bad. It could also be a more complex issue. Dead Battery  If you hear a clicking sound or the check engine light …

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HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire offering financing option

In Uncategorized by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge, Virginia is now offering financing. We understand that times are tight, and you may need some tires or work done on your vehicle but you don’t have the cash right now. Customers can receive up to six months of interest-free financing on any purchases that exceed $200. We don’t push to financing, because …

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Quiet, all season Uniroyal tire

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

For drivers who use their car every day, it’s nice to have a quiet, comfortable ride. That’s one feature of the Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTZ All Season 2 tire. Made up of wide grooves and snow bars, the all season tire is reliable in dry and wet conditions. It provides traction in snowy weather and a 50,000 mile treadwear warranty. …

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Is your car ready for winter?

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Is your car ready for winter? As the upcoming season approaches, it’s important to make sure that it’s prepared as much as possible. Here are a few components you should check as the cooler months begin to settle in: Windshield wipers: One of the things that you’ll want to look at are your wiper blades to see if they are …

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CrossClimate SUV Tire – an all season tire for SUVs, crossovers

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Having tires that you can count on whether it’s sunny or snowing is important. The Michelin CrossClimate SUV tire is an all season tire available for SUVs and crossovers. Featuring wet and dry traction, it is certified for snow traction. This tire’s V-shaped tread design, deep sipes and emerging grooves enable it to last longer in wet and snowy weather. …

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Why is a brake fluid exchange important?

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

Car maintenance isn’t just about oil changes and wheel alignments. It also extends to your brake system. When you step on the brake, the brake pad and brake rotor press against each other, creating heat and moisture. They don’t move very far, and neither does the brake fluid between them.  The moisture that accumulates causes corrosion to build up. Corrosion …

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Brake failure symptoms and causes

In Brakes by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Many factors can lead to brake failure – cheap brakes, brake parts installed incorrectly, and brake wear are among them.  Several symptoms indicate that brake repair is needed. Grinding, squealing, rattling and groaning noises are all signs that there is a problem with your car’s brake pads. The causes range from loose parts to a lack of lubrication, depending on …

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Common car heater problems

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Now is a good time to make sure your car heater is working properly. When checking your heater or using it for the first time this season, you may notice that cold air is blowing out of the vents. Here are some common causes: It needs more coolant: Hot air generates from the heater core. Coolant, which runs through the …