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Common car heater problems

In Uncategorized by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Your car heater can be just what you need on chilly winter, fall or spring days. However, there may come a time where you flip it on and feel cold air blowing through the vents – even after the vehicle has been running for a while.  What can cause this unpleasant occurrence? Well, a car heater blowing cold air can …

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What causes a check engine light to turn on?

In Automotive Diagnostics by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

A car’s check engine light isn’t an indicator that should be ignored. The symbol clues you in that there’s a problem. The issue itself can span a number of components. If your car’s check engine light is blinking, which means that there’s an engine issue, we recommend bringing it to a mechanic as soon as you can. Waiting to have …

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Why you should change your cabin air filter and clean the cowling

In Cabin Air Filter by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Leaves will soon begin falling across Virginia. They can become lodged in your car’s cabin air filter or the cowling area. Cabin air filters clean the air that goes into the front of vehicles and prevent bacteria, dirt, dust and pollen from entering. They keep the heating core and evaporator from getting blocked, as well. Once or twice a year, …

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Tell your auto repair shop everything

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Details are key. When dropping off your vehicle at an auto repair shop, it’s important to provide as much information as possible – whether it’s a noise you hear, work that has been done, or a recent incident.  The driver of a Dodge Avenger brought their car in for a wheel alignment and explained that they had hit a curb. …