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Fuel induction service restores engine performance

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

As your vehicle gets older, you may notice that it isn’t running the way it used to. If it seems to be struggling to start or feels rough when idle, it could mean that carbon deposits have built up in the engine because of ethanol.  In addition to particles in the engine, ethanol can cause corrosion to develop, impact your …

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How HomeTowne Auto Repair gives back to the community

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Giving back to the community is important to us. It’s one of the ways we stand out. (You can read more about how we’re different from other repair shops here.) To meet our goal of supporting the community, HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire partners with local non-profits. They include The Arc of Greater Prince William, the National Museum of Americans …

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Tire rotations and their importance

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

As a car owner, you are an investor – you invest in oil changes, needed parts and new tires. We all know that taking care of a car isn’t cheap. Maintenance may feel like a burden sometimes, however, it can prevent future expenses. One service we offer is tire rotations, where the front and back tires change places.  This service …

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Why your car AC is important during the winter

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It’s cold outside. So, why should I worry if my car’s air conditioning works or not?  Well, there’s actually a very good reason.  During the winter, obviously we use our defroster a lot – especially in the morning – to clear the windshield and side windows. Normally, you put it on full blast as you’re warming up the car.  But …

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What causes an engine to misfire?

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It’s important to note when your car is doing something abnormal. They can indicate an underlying issue. The same is true for misfires. What is a misfire? A misfire is when the air in the fuel isn’t ignited correctly. What are signs that an engine is misfiring? The check engine light turning on is one sign of a misfire. You …

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Why you should get your wheel alignment checked once a year

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It’s important to have your car’s alignment checked once a year or when new tires are installed. This service can prevent tires from wearing prematurely. While performing a wheel alignment on a Honda CR-V, we noticed that one of its tires needed to be replaced.  Not only was the tire worn down to its tread wear indicator, it was going …