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New all season tire from Kelly Tires

In Tires and Wheelsby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Kelly Tires is producing a new all season tire.

The Kelly Edge A/S tire is now available for cars, minivans, coupes, sedans, smaller SUV’s and crossovers.

With its tread compound and tread block design, this tire is able to provide improved traction in wet and dry weather.

The wider grooves are able to push away water and slush, and the biting edges are helpful during snowy conditions.

Offering a 55,000 mile tread life warranty, the Kelly Edge A/S tire provides solid braking and confident grip on dry pavement.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Our new pickup and delivery service: How it works

In Uncategorizedby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Do you need work done on your vehicle but don’t have time to bring it to the repair shop?

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge can help.

We have started a scheduled pickup and delivery service.

Here’s how it works.

Our staff will get all the information from you over the phone, schedule a time they can get your keys, and sign the ticket. 

We will take pictures of your vehicle for any damage we see and bring your vehicle to the shop to get serviced.

Before we perform any repairs, our staff will call you, provide you with an estimate, and go over our digital inspection with you. This will allow you to see exactly what they’re talking about from the comfort of your home.

Upon approval, we will repair your car. When we are finished repairing it, we will let you know and take payment over the phone. We will schedule a time we can return your vehicle to you and sign for delivery.

If your vehicle doesn’t start or is unsafe to drive, please let us know and we can arrange towing to our repair shop. Inclement weather conditions can affect pickup and delivery.

Customers interested in the service can simply call us at (703) 670-8005.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Pick up and delivery service available through Steve’s Auto Repair

In Uncategorizedby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Due to concerns about the Coronavirus spreading, many people are working from home.

Schools across the region are also closing and some colleges are hosting classes online.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge is offering a pick up and delivery service within the local area, through scheduled appointments.

“We’ll arrange a time to actually pick up your vehicle, arrange a time to bring it back, take care of everything else in between,” Owner ST Billingsley said.

Our employees will also wipe down the steering wheel and turn signal.

Anyone interested in the service may call Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire at (703) 670-8005.

“Take it easy out there, we want everybody to be nice and healthy; please give us a call if we can help you out,” Billingsley said.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Virginia Safety Inspection: Checking the exhaust system

In Inspectionby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Emissions from a car’s engine need a place to go. The exhaust system helps with the process.

The system runs from a manifold on the engine through a catalytic converter and a muffler to reduce the engine noise and push exhaust to the back of the vehicle.

It is one component that’s inspected during the Virginia Safety Inspection.

Our technicians also check the exhaust system during oil changes.

While working on a vehicle, they are able to take pictures and write notes through digital inspections.

An inspection report is then sent to customers, who can view them via email or text.

Virginia safety inspectors make sure that a vehicle’s exhaust system is running properly.

Broken exhaust hangers and missing catalytic converters are a couple of items they look for.

Emission parts — such as catalytic converters — are necessary, in order to pass the Virginia Safety Inspection.

They decrease air pollution by changing the exhaust emission a car produces.

Inspectors also ensure that bolts on the intake manifold aren’t broken, which can result in exhaust leaks.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Are my tires getting old?

In Alignment, Tires and Wheelsby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

One of the tires on your vehicle is looking a little low, and you decide to have it checked out.

When you grab your phone — or computer — and Google “Tire shop near me,” many businesses will mostly likely appear.

In addition to finding a shop that’s conveniently located near you, it’s a good idea to check out their reviews and services.

Tire repair is one of the services Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire provides.

Over time, tires wear out and are in need of replacing.

The latest you should wait to replace your tires is eight to 10 years. We recommend that you begin planning for new tires at six years, depending on the climate.

If you live in Northern Virginia, tires tend to last a long time. Those residing near the beach — where it’s saltier — may need to replace their vehicle’s tires every four to six years.

You can tell the age of a tire by looking at its date code. A date code tells you the week and the year it was manufactured. This can help you determine if the tire is getting too old.

An example is if the last four digits of the DOT code are 0304. That would mean the tire was produced during the third week of the year 2004.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, which is a Virginia Safety Inspection station, looks at tires during the annual Virginia Safety Inspection.

The minimum tread depth Virginia Safety Inspection specification is 2/32 of an inch, but the manufacturer may recommend that the tires need to be replaced by 3/32 of an inch to 5/32 of an inch, depending on the tire. 

The spare tire may be as old as your vehicle. When getting new tires, you should also consider replacing the spare, even if it hasn’t been used. Spare tires that are stored in a vehicle can deflate over time. Those located underneath vehicles, such as trucks, are out in the open, where they face weather conditions and debris.

Having a wheel alignment performed when you replace your tires and every 15,000 miles is also important.

If you don’t do a regular wheel alignment, your tires can experience premature wear. A tire with a 60,000 mile tread life can decrease to 30,000 miles.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.