Automotive Technicians Hopewell VA

Regardless of how well you think you know your vehicle, a well-trained, trustworthy mechanic can spot things ahead of time that you might miss. Taking the time to schedule a check up with a good mechanic twice a year may seem obsessive, but preventative maintenance at the hands of a qualified professional is cheap insurance.

VDOT-Richmond District Shop
(804) 524-6174, 001-2004
2400 Pine Forrest Drive
Colonial Heights, VA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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A Seredni Tire & Auto Center
(804) 271-6617
6445 Iron Bridge Road
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Inspection

Bottoms Bridge Tire & Auto
(804) 932-9920
3025 Pocahontas Trail
Quinton, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Lawn Mower Sharpening & Repair, Wheelchair Lifts & Scooters
Products
Sales, Service, Wheelchair Lifts

Cloverleaf Tire & Auto
(804) 745-2825, 001-2004
116 Turner Road
Richmond, VA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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All Tune & Lube - East End, Midlothian Tnpk., All Tune and Brake, Short Pump
(804) 276-9720
6812 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Engines Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Diagnostic Services, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Air Conditioning & Heating
Payment Options
90 Days Same as Cash, With Approved Credit, (With Approved Credit),

Varina Automotive Service
(804) 222-2676, 001-2004
1611 Darbytown Road
Richmond, VA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists
(804) 512-5795
11919 Carters Creek Drive
Chesterfield, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Customizing Conversion & Restoration, Wheels & Wheel Covers Retail

Island Import Service
(804) 649-2100
2001 E Main Street
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair

Automotive Concepts
(804) 276-9376
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(804) 458-8545
404 Cavalier Sq
Hopewell, VA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

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Our New Year's Ownership Resolutions

Our New Year's Ownership Resolutions By DriverSide Staff

While it might seem overly cliché, the end of the holiday season always brings with it resolutions for the coming year. For many of us, 2009 presents a unique challenge as the world continues to fight a stubborn financial recession. Budgets are tight and, as a result, you'll probably be holding onto your current car a little longer than you expected; which is why we at DriverSide want to help you resolve to be a better owner in the coming year.
We, of course, think the best way to make sure your resolutions are fulfilled is by registering your car at Driverside.com's MyGarage . Here, you'll be able to set up service notices so you never miss an automotive check up, research repairs and car issues, ask a certified mechanic a question, access ratings and reviews on more than 230,000 mechanics, see recall notices for your vehicle and be alerted of new recalls on your vehicle. Basically, we help you keep up to date on all your car's needs, save you money and keep you and your family safe. The best part, it's all free.

 
It's easy to overlook the small responsibilities as a vehicle owner, so we've compiled our top five resolutions below to ensure you've got the information you need to keep your car in top shape throughout 2009. After all, owning a car should be fun, not a hassle.

Top Five New Year's Automotive Resolutions

Resolve to schedule two checkups this year with a mechanic and know your maintenance history.
Regardless of how well you think you know your vehicle, a well-trained, trustworthy mechanic can spot things ahead of time that you might miss. Taking the time to schedule a check up with a good mechanic twice a year may seem obsessive, but preventative maintenance at the hands of a qualified professional is cheap insurance. Also, keep all the documentation; being able to provide a potential buyer with all of your service records is a major buying incentive. You can do all of this at DriverSide.com

Resolve to keep up with fluid changes.
Checking on your vehicle's fluids is paramount to its longevity. While some fluids like brake fluid, clutch fluid and coolant may not require attention as often as oil or transmission fluid, they're just as important. Mark one day on your calendar each month to make sure all of your fluids are topped off. It's quick, easy and can save you some serious repair dollars down the line. Of course, remember to change those fluids when your service manual requires it, too. Confused about what fluids to use or when to change them?  At DriverSide, you can ask a certified mechanic a question for free, so there is no excuse this New Year.

Resolve to address minor problems early.
This is perhaps the easiest responsibility to overlook, but the potential consequences of doing so can be cataclysmic. It's easy to hear a strange noise in your vehicle and hope that it will go away. Unfortunately, there aren't any cars out there t...

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