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Tire pressure should be checked as temperatures drop

In Tires and Wheels by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Temperatures are decreasing across the state. And so is the tire pressure of some vehicles.

With the cooler months quickly approaching, drivers are advised to check their pressure of their car’s tires.

Tire pressure should be checked a couple of times a year, or during an oil change, according to Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner Scott Whitling.

“When you check your tire pressure and they’re all equally low, it’s just because of the change of temperature,” Whitling said.

If motorists notice that the pressure of one tire is much lower than the rest, it’s important to have it checked. It could be the result of a leak.

Drivers shouldn’t travel for long distances after their vehicle notifies them of the low tire pressure.

“It causes extra wear on the tires,” Whitling said. “Also, when it comes down to handling and emergency stops, you want those tires performing correctly. You don’t want them being too soft or too flexible, where they’re not able to really do their job.”

Some travelers fill their tires with Nitrogen, which can help keep tire pressure more consistent than air.

“If it’s needed, you can go ahead and put air in with the Nitrogen,” Whitling said. “When you are able to, go to your service center — like Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire — and we can do the Nitrogen recharge for you.”

Whitling suggests individuals who use Nitrogen to adjust the tire pressure this time of year because of the temperature change.

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Brake service alerts available for BMW vehicles

In Brakes by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Did you know that your BMW is equipped with smart technology that tells you on your dashboard when you brake service is needed?

You have brake wear indicators on almost all BMW vehicles to include your BMW SUV that will warn you of when your brakes are getting low.

We will replace your brake pads, rotors, brake wear sensors, lube the caliper slides, and flush your brake fluid to ensure your safety on the busy northern Virginia roads.

Whether you have a BMW sedan, coupe, convertible, or SUV, we have you covered.

Some of the older versions of BMW 650i had customers that were experiencing some squealing, even when the brakes were not ready to be replaced.

BMW has since then come out with a newer version of the brake wear sensor with a new design to prevent that from occurring. It can be identified by its new green color!

When we replace your brake components here at Steve’s, we will reset your brake maintenance reminder for free with our service. We also provide all BMW approved fluids for your car.

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Goodyear Endurance Trailer Tire offers higher speed rating

In Tires and Wheels by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Goodyear has designed a tire for utility and boat trailers.

The Goodyear Endurance Trailer Tire offers various perks for users.

A higher speed rating is one of them.

“They raised the speed rating from where it used to be only 55 mile an hour and you can take it up to 87 miles per hour,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire owner Scott Whitling said.

Drivers who use a tire that’s rated for 55 miles per hour can cause the tire to overheat and the materials of the tire to wear down.

The trailer tire , according to Whitling, is able to carry 2,039 pounds.

“Just make sure you keep the maximum amount of tire pressure in the tire to keep that load rating,” Whitling said.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is a Goodyear tire dealer. It carries a range of tires, and is happy to help customers decide the best tires for them and their vehicle. 

 

 

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Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire wins ‘Best Auto Repair’

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Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire was recently recognized by a Prince William County publication.

The Woodbridge-based shop was named “Best Auto Repair” in the 2018 Prince William Times Readers’ Choice Award.

Through the contest, community members could vote for local businesses and services.

“We are humbled by the recognition,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner Scott Whitling said. “We like participating with and being part of the community.”

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Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire named ‘Best Auto Repair Shop’

In Promotions by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge has been voted “Best Auto Repair Shop” in InsideNOVA’s 2018 Best of Prince William Awards.

The Best of Prince William contest allows community members to vote for organizations that stand out.

“It’s an honor to be voted ‘Best Auto Repair Shop’ in Prince William County. We really appreciate the people who voted for us and choose to use a local, family-owned business,” Service Manager Jon Connor said. We appreciate the community support and enjoy supporting many community organizations.”

Last year, Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire was named “Best Automotive Repair Shop” in Virginia Living.