BG Lifetime Protection Plan

BG Lifetime Protection Plan

Trust your car to Tysons Auto and their BG Maintenance Services and receive a free lifetime protection plan The Lifetime BG Protection Plan is like a fountain of youth for your car! Let BG fluid maintenance services help protect the important investment you have in your car! […]

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When Brakes Talk, Drivers Should Listen

When Brakes Talk, Drivers Should Listen

When it comes to driving safely, it’s easy to take your vehicle’s ability to stop for granted – until you really need it.

According to brake expert Akebono, your brakes often reveal possible serious situations when they make noise, pull, judder – another term for vibrate – or feel soft. Addressing these symptoms promptly enhances your safety and may save time and money in the long run.

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Auto Tip of the Month: Here’s One Way You Can Keep Your Car Costs Down

These Car Care Council Tips Will Help You Save Money on Gas While gas prices are at a two-year low, consumers can still take measures to be sure they are not spending money on gas they don’t need to spend. “You can’t control the price of gas, […]

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Care Care Tip: Replace Your Wiper Blades for Safety

Care Care Tip: Replace Your Wiper Blades for Safety

Are you tired of smearing, screeching and chattering wiper blades?

Do you dread another rainy drive without the benefit of an unobstructed view of the road?

Buy a set of wiper blades and install them yourself. It takes only a few minutes, and simple instructions are right on the box. If you have any questions, the experienced staff at Tysons Auto Specialties can help!

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Your Car’s Timing Belt: Out of Sight and Mind

Your Car’s Timing Belt: Out of Sight and Mind

And now our monthly Car Care Tip courtesy of Tommy Tuneup!

Remember when cars used to have at least several rubber belts under the hood? Called “fan” belts or drive belts, they’ve been replaced on most late model vehicles with a single, “serpentine” drive belt. Another belt under the hood of most cars is hidden under a cover at the front of the engine. It’s the timing belt, often overlooked during routine maintenance.

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Auto Repair: Wondering About Your Warranty?

Auto Repair: Wondering About Your Warranty?

And now our monthly Car Care Tip courtesy of Tommy Tuneup!

It’s a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer vehicle that is under warranty. In fact, it is law that consumers can patronize their neighborhood repair shop or do the work themselves without violating the manufacturer’s warranty, says the Car Care Council.

Consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle warranty because service was done by a non-dealer. According to the FTC, “It’s illegal for a dealer to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had routine maintenance or repairs performed by someone else. Routine maintenance often includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, fluid checks and flushes, new brake pads and inspections.”

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How long has it been since you’ve had a power steering flush?

How long has it been since you’ve had a power steering flush?

Tom Ivey and Tysons Auto Specialties recommends a power steering flush every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

In cards, a full house may beat a flush, but when it comes to keeping your vehicle’s steering components in top shape, nothing beats a flush!

Do you wonder if your car is due for this very important service? Call and ask Tom today!

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Be Tire Smart, Play Your Part

Be Tire Smart, Play Your Part

Tom’s Automotive Tip of the Month:
Be Tire Smart, Play Your Part

Each June we celebrate National Tire Safety Week.

Tires are the critical connection between your car and the road in all sorts of driving conditions. To maximize tire life and safety, check the condition and inflation pressure regularly and have the tires rotated and balanced, says the Car Care Council.

“Your car’s tires affect its ride, handling, traction and safety, so this National Tire Safety Week be sure to do your PART and check the Pressure, Alignment, Rotation and Tread,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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Did you know? Facts about filters: Get Out The Grit

Did you know? Facts about filters: Get Out The Grit

Filters are an important part of regular maintenance. Air and fuel filters keep dirt and abrasive grit out of the engine. Problems arise when these filters get dirty and start to clog up. Many driveability problems, such as hesitation and rough idle, can stem from dirty air and fuel filters. For maximum effectiveness, they should be replaced about every 15,000 miles, but driving in dusty conditions can require more frequent air filter changes.

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A Bright Idea: Check Your Vehicle’s Lights and Wipers

A Bright Idea: Check Your Vehicle’s Lights and Wipers

And now our monthly Car Care Tip courtesy of Tommy Tuneup!

Now that the days are shorter, it’s a bright idea to make sure your vehicle’s lights and wipers are working properly so you can be seen by others and your visibility is not compromised, advises the Car Care Council.

“Lights and wipers play a critical role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “From the driver’s seat you may not notice a light that isn’t working, so inspect all of your car’s lights and replace those that are out. Also, inspect and replace wiper blades so you can see clearly when wet weather hits.”

Lights are normal wear items that require periodic inspection and replacement. The lighting system provides nighttime visibility; signals and alerts other drivers; and supplies light for viewing instruments and the vehicle’s interior. In addition to replacing dimming, rapidly blinking and non-functioning lights, the following tips can help keep you safe:

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