View Post

Car backup sensor repairs offered at auto shop in Woodbridge, Virginia

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

One malfunctioning sensor can throw a car’s system off. Jason replaced a backup sensor on a 2011 Cadillac CTS. There was a code that the rear object detection system wasn’t working properly. When this system is disabled, the vehicle isn’t able to identify an object a driver can’t see. This affects parallel parking and how close the car is to …

View Post

New subframe installed on Dodge Charger

In Suspension by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

A Dodge Charger came into HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire for a tire alignment earlier this month.  Before performing an alignment, our technicians check the vehicle’s suspension. During his inspection, Ray noticed clay on the lower ball joints on the left, front side and recommended a new lower control arm and a ball joint. New subframe needed When installing the …

View Post

Wheel alignments can help your tires last longer

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Potholes aren’t a rare sight in Northern Virginia, where a lot of road work and construction can be seen. Because potholes can knock the wheels of your vehicle out of alignment, it’s a good idea to get the tire alignment checked once a year. An alignment can also be impacted by curbs and suspension wear. We also recommend having wheel …

View Post

Replacing tires on a BMW

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

A BMW I8 recently received a couple of new tires. The car was brought to HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire after its Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light turned on.  The tread depth of the BMW’s rear tires was below 2/32 of an inch, which is the minimum specification for the Virginia Safety Inspection. When you should be replacing tires …