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Reading Your Tires Like a Pro

Tire sizes are needed in order to change the tires on your vehicle. It's not okay to put just any tire on there. Luckily, the sizes are written in code on the wall of your tires. You will likely see a "P" first, which identifies the tire for a passenger vehicle. The next number is the width of the tire in millimeters. The next number, which is after a slash, is the aspect ratio, which identifies the height in comparison to the width of the tire. "R" is the common letter after that, which is for radial construction.

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Headlights: The Good, the Bad, and the Dim

When you purchase a new vehicle our staff at Virginia Select Auto will usually give you a quick rundown of all the different items on your vehicle that need to be maintained on a routine basis. You'll learn all about when to get an oil change, when to have your tires rotated and more.

 

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Kitty Litter, Sand, and Salt: Choosing The Best Option for Winter Driving


Driving during the winter can be very dangerous. One challenge that you'll have is getting your vehicle out of the driveway. Fortunately, that is why we at Virginia Select Auto in Amherst are here to explain your options during the winter storm months.

For traction during snow and ice, Kitty Litter is typically going to be your best option. Kitty litter is a great option for traction, but it won't melt the ice and snow. Many argue that kitty litter is ineffective because it makes such a big mess whenever it's spread out.

 
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Knowing The Difference Between AWD & 4WD Will Help You Make An Informed Decision


When deciding on your next off-road capable vehicle, it is important to understand that there are several different options out there. From trucks, to SUVs, to crossovers, there is no shortage of options with this popular auto trend.

One of the most important things to understand is the difference between the two available drivetrains.

All-wheel drive is in all-wheel mode all of the time. It monitors the traction of all four wheels electronically, and will reroute power accordingly if slippage is detected in order to maintain the best level of traction at all times.

A 4WD vehicle...
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Tire Overview

Finding a right tire for your car can prove to be a difficult task, and we at Virginia Select Auto want to help you get it right. Car tires need to be changed between 25,000 - 50,000 miles. Here is how to get yourself the right tires:

 

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Tips to Ensure Your Holiday Travels are Safest

The time to prepare for your holiday travels are while you are home and not stuck in traffic on the highway. Here are a few things to consider before packing the vehicle to head out for the holidays.

  • Don't forget to fill up the tank with gas before you leave your town because you don't want to be in a traffic jam on empty.
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Car Dealerships Can Help You Beyond Your Purchase

When you need vehicle maintenance service, you'll naturally want nothing but the best. While there are some fine independent mechanics out there, more often than not the best experience available is the one offered by your car's home dealership.

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Avoid Having to Replace Your Tires

It can be easy to forget that your tires need regular maintenance. They are just as important as your oil and any other part of your vehicle that will keep you on the road. Regular tire maintenance will ensure that you get the best gas mileage possible, you will enjoy a smoother ride, and you will also get better handling. Come see us at Virginia Select Auto to get your tires rotated today, and you will be prolonging the life of your tires substantially.

You don't have to replace your tires every year. It is a big expenditure.

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