Remember everyone - DON'T DERBY AT HOME!
We are so glad that so many people showed up at the Demolition Derby last night. Our team had a great time and hopes that you all did too even through it was hot hot HOT out there.. Here's a recap of the derby winners!
Our very own Corey Rader was both a Heat Winner and he Qualified as 2nd Place Winner Overall! Congratulations Cory!
Another memeber of The Tire Shop's team, Andrew Esposito, was also a Heat Winner!
... and last but not least, Jim Abbott, our dedicated Service Manager took Best Mechanic at the Derby!
Have we mentioned that we love to sponsor fun events around the community? This month we are sponsoring the Demolition Derby at the Loudoun County Fair. For details on dates and ticket prices please visit the Loudoun County Fair Website.
We're doing more than just sponsoring...
We have three of our own participating in the Demolition Derby this year: Cory Rader, Danny Manning, and Richard "Turbo" Hunter and are looking forward to watching them work the crowd with some amazingly good 'bad' driving (kids don't try this stuff at home).
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Often, drivers are mystified by how their cars actually work. It’s to be expected. Even an older car is a complex machine with many sub-assemblies that all work together to move it down the road.
As a result, drivers tend to be a little intimidated by auto repair and often tend to not inform themselves by asking the necessary questions of a tech or a garage. Too often, that ends up being a big mistake. Here are some examples of the kinds of things you really should know before any auto repair work starts:
- Does your shop work on any kind of vehicle? Of course, most shops can service a product from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and the other leading makes. Some makes, however, require a lot more training and experience, or even factory certificat ...[more]
Summer is here, and it’s time to start thinking about your car’s AC system! Nobody likes driving around in a hot, stuffy car, and a car with an AC system which only works marginally is somehow almost even worse than one which doesn’t work at all. Let’s go through a few tips which can help you keep your ride a little more comfortable this summer…
Remember a cars AC system is really a heat exchanger which moves hot air out of your vehicle, then replaces it with cold air. One thing you can do to help improve its efficiency is to leave your windows down an inch or two (if possible) when you park the car, helping to prevent excess heat buildup. When you start the car and begin to drive off, lower all the windows for the first minute or two to help move hot air out of the car more quickly, giving the AC system a chance to refill t ...[more]
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