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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. …

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Suspension noises and what they could mean for your vehicle

In Suspension by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Contrary to what many people believe, a car’s suspension isn’t responsible for holding the vehicle off the ground.  The shock absorber prevents the tire from bouncing, allowing it to stay in contact with the road. This enables drivers to maintain control. On the strut system, the coil spring is built onto the shock absorber. There are gas charged shocks and …

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What kind of shocks or struts do I need?

In Shocks & Struts, Suspension by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

If you’re due to have your shocks and struts replaced, then it’s important to choose the right ones for your vehicle. Our certified technicians at HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire will recommend struts or shocks if your car is over 50,000 or shows some signs that they’re worn down – but how do you know which ones to choose? Before …

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What we do during an oil change

In Brakes, Oil Change, Tires & Wheels, Vehicle Fluids, Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Oil changes are a form of maintenance that most drivers are familiar with. This service is necessary for your vehicle to run properly. Oil is needed to lubricate many components and some parts feature oil pressure sensors.  Regular oil changes, which are suggested every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, prevent engine damage from occurring down the road. You can read more …

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Why you should buy Michelin tires, BFGoodrich tires now

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Whether you’re driving a performance car or an offroading vehicle, Michelin has plenty of options available. It produces a variety of tires that meet the needs of today’s vehicles. If you’re thinking about investing in some new Michelin tires, BFGoodrich tires, or Uniroyal tires, you may want to consider buying them sooner rather than later. On September 1, 2021, Michelin …

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The role car computers play

In Automotive Diagnostics by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

When you turn on your car, you’ll notice lots of lights on the dash and it may take a few moments before it stops looking like a Christmas tree. The reason? There are many computers and modules that run various systems, such as the transmission and engine. Giving the car a minute allows these computers – called Electronic Control Units …

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All about axles: Different types and signs that they’re going bad

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

In our daily rush with work, errands and family activities, we heavily rely on our vehicles. Axles play the important role of making sure that the wheels keep turning. These parts connect the wheels and bear a car’s weight. A few kinds of axles are found on automobiles today.  CV Axles Constant-Velocity Axles, or CV Axles, are found on most …

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How to tell if your car radiator is going bad

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

To work correctly, the items we use regularly and for long periods of time need to be able to release heat. That is the role a car radiator plays – it helps keep the engine cool. This component sits out front, where the air is coming in. Coolant entering the radiator is hot and must leave at a cooler state. …