Motor Oil Myths

Change Dark Oil Regularly

False. The presence of a dark color does not mean that your oil is unclean or no longer performing its function. As the additives designed to clean your engine begin to function, certain oils turn dark. Gritty or grainy oil is filthy, and you must replace it as soon as possible.

You Improve Engine Performance With Additives

Don't get me wrong: additives can and will assist your engine. Oil will not restore your engine's horsepower. A particular formula will not be able to boost your gas mileage. You should treat any claims made about…

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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service

No one wants to have to deal with costly repairs, but it can be helpful to know what signs your vehicle's ignition requires service. These are some of the most common symptoms that you may experience if your car needs a tune-up:

1) Your car won't start at all. This is often due to a lack of power getting from the battery through the starter. A good way to test this is by trying other accessories like lights, radio, or horns before attempting another start-up attempt.
2) You can't turn off your engine while it's running…

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Why buy a crossover?

A crossover is an SUV that blends the best of a car and truck. Here are five reasons you should buy one:

1) The cargo space in crossovers has significantly increased over time, making it easier to transport goods for business or personal use.
2) Crossovers are safer than trucks because they have fewer blind spots when reversing, more oversized windows, side-impact beams, and other safety features not found on trucks.
3) Crossovers are more fuel-efficient than trucks which save money in the long run.
4) Unlike cars, crossovers can be used off-road without being damaged by rugged terrain 

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Improving Your Credit Scores

Your credit scores play a major part in determining your loan eligibility and, therefore, your ability to buy a new or used vehicle. Do you know what your credit scores are? Do you know how to have the best possible credit scores? We can help! Here are some tips on how to improve your credit scores.

Get a copy of your credit report so you know where you stand and what you need to do. The first thing to do is look for any errors on the report. Errors on your report can result in an inaccurate credit rating. If…

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Vivid autumn leaves are one of the most inspiring and rewarding natural sights that New England offers. If you want to take a trip to the Northeast this year to catch sight of the leaves changing color, we have some key recommendations so that your trip is relaxing and enjoyable.

Go Early in the Season

Although the fall season technically ranges from September through December, making a visit to New England in September will likely bring the most brilliant display of leaves. September is historically when leaves are at the peak of their color.

Go in the Morning

Starting your…

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Back to School? Schedule Auto Service

Here at our Virginia Select Auto service department, we see our fair share of wonderful people who experience car trouble during the school year. Some of that trouble can be avoided with back-to-school auto service. It's much simpler than it sounds, and it ensures that your vehicle runs smoothly throughout the school year.

Above the Hood

Wiper blades are thin and fragile, enduring the elements year round. To work properly, wiper blades require fluid. Eroded blades and low fluid are the top causes of wiper blade malfunction. Keep fluids at optimal levels, and replace eroded wiper blades as 

 

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The Ways That Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries

Extreme weather can have a tremendous effect on your battery.  Learn additional tips to ensure your battery is ready for any season.

Heat

You may think that the cold weather is the only climate that can influence your battery. Yet, hotter temperatures can be your greatest foe. As you encounter warmer conditions,  water will evaporate from the batter much sooner, and the corrosion process inside the battery can get accelerated. As soon as the winter frost starts to thaw, get your battery inspected and see if it needs to get replaced. 

 Winter

When the weather turns cold, your battery must…

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When to Replace Your Brakes

Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your car that need attention from time to time to ensure they're still working correctly. Your brake pedals will start to wear down and need to be replaced to ensure you can continue to operate your car safely.

One of the main signs that your brakes are at the end of their lifespan is if you start to hear loud squeaking noises every time you apply pressure to the brakes. You may also notice the car starts to shake as you attempt to slow down.

 

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How to Debadge Your Car

Badges are attached to your car with adhesive. That is why it can be hard to remove them. However, badges do not have to be a permanent part of your car. There are several steps that you can take in order to debadge your car. The first thing that you will need to do is loosen the adhesive. You can do this by using a hair dryer. The next step is to dislodge the emblem. You can do this by using fishing wire.

After that, you should pour some automotive goo on a towel. Rub the towel on the badge…

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Outstanding features with the Dodge Charger to consider!

A very fast option

The Dodge Charger is a powerhouse of strength that includes many beneficial features that will keep you confident and expedient on the road with impressive results. This model features speed and performance like no other with an impressive engine and acceleration that goes above the limit and is the fastest mass produced sedan on the market.

Distinct exterior features

The exterior will turn heads and make you feel important on the road with distinctive features that are unmistakable. 
 

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