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Why you should check your lug nuts and wheel bolts

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

A lot of cars, trucks and SUVs have lug nuts or lug stud bolts – depending on the make – have a chrome coat or chrome caps.  Over a period of time – due to normal wear and tear and the environment – they’ll start to rust between the iron part of the lug nut and the aluminum coating, or …

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How to save gas and get better gas mileage

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

As gas prices have increased throughout the year, a lot of commuters are considering how they can cut down on their bill at the pump. While you can’t change how much gas costs, there are many things you can do to make the fuel you do buy last. How to save gas while driving Clean your vehicle (including the trunk): …

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Cadillac CTS wheel alignment cost

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire works on Cadillacs of all makes and models. Our Cadillac service includes wheel alignments, which help prevent premature tire wear. We recommend having it checked once a year or when new tires are installed. While conducting an alignment, we use high quality parts and a computerized alignment system. Various specifications, such as caster, camber and …

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What does a tune up consist of?

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

When was the last time you had a mechanic thoroughly check over your vehicle? Although it is important to make sure basic car maintenance – like oil changes and inspections – is performed, automobiles also require a tune up every once in a while. “Tune up” is a term you may have heard or read in reference to regular automotive …

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Brakes grinding? Why is that?

In Brakes by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Have you been hearing an unpleasant sound as you’re slowing down? It may be your brakes grinding. A grinding noise while braking could mean that the brake pads have become worn and their plates and the brake rotors are rubbing together. Grinding is one of several symptoms that your vehicle is in need of brake repair. A large amount of …

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Do I have a battery problem?

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

How do you know if your battery is going bad?  The first indication is that you’re getting a slow crank or that your battery light is flashing or staying on. Keep in mind, that could also be a sign that the alternator is going bad. But usually the battery is the first place to check. Here are some common problems …

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How to tell if your car alternator is bad

In Automotive Diagnostics by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Are you having trouble starting your vehicle? Your car alternator going bad could be the cause behind this problem. Here are some bad alternator symptoms: Battery light comes on Grinding, growling and whirring noises Electronics not working correctly Dead or slow car battery Burning electrical or rubber smell More in-depth explanations of each indicator can be found below. Battery light …

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Michelin CrossClimate 2 Tire provides great grip, braking

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

This isn’t your typical tire article. Yes, we will be talking about the Michelin CrossClimate 2 Tire. However, we were able to test it for ourselves and compare it with a competitor on a Toyota RAV4 at a recent ride and drive event. Made up of angled blocks and interlocking sipes, this tire can be a bit intimidating at first …

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Why you should work for HomeTowne Auto Repair

In News by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Are you looking for a positive work environment or a career that’s constantly evolving with technology? HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is actively accepting job applications. Our family owned business was established in Woodbridge, Virginia in 2013. We perform a variety of services. Job positions at HomeTowne Auto Repair There are several job positions available. These include shuttle drivers, automotive …

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HomeTowne offering after hours key return option

In Uncategorized by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Life is hectic, as you are probably well aware of.  On top of work, there is a flurry of activities, including spending time with loved ones and an array of tasks that need to be completed. With the busyness of life, sometimes picking up your vehicle after it has been serviced while the repair shop is open just isn’t possible. …