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Vehicle Maintenance - Lake Ridge Automotive | Woodbridge, VA

3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Lake Ridge Automotive here are a few tips. 

9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

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Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up.

Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed. 

A Tire For All Seasons Can Be Overwhelming

Winter/Summer tires

To some drivers, picking out the right tire is just as important – and just as much fun – as finding the right shoes is to a runner. For many people, they have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. AT Lake Ridge Automotive IN Woodbridge, VA, our technicians are ready to help you make that decision.

All Your Fuel System Questions Answered

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Your car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. Check your car’s fuel system regularly or immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.

What does it do? - The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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At Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Are You Dealing With Leaky Hydraulics?

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Does your clutch go flat, rendering your car useless until you fill the reservoir back up? Are you tired of the spongy feeling in your pedal, and the mess on your driveway? At Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, we can fix that for you.

Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

Are You Maintaining Your Fleet?

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If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you know how quickly miles rack up and oil changes are needed. At Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, our main goal is to keep your trucks on the road - a huge part of that is changing your oil on time.

ASE Certified Technician for Transmission Care

At Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, we understand that the care for your vehicle is in the details. Transmission work, more so than any other type of maintenance or repair, requires a keen eye and specific know-how.

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Benefits of Auxiliary Transmission Coolers - Does Your Vehicle Need One?

transmission cooler

Auxiliary transmission coolers are one of many ways the aftermarket can improve the quality and durability of your vehicle. From Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

Benefits of Treating a Fuel System

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Like anything else on your vehicle, keeping various systems clean and in good shape is essential to long life and reliability. Your fuel system is especially important - parts are expensive, problems can be difficult to diagnose, and it doesn’t take much contamination to cause a huge issue. It’s much easier to keep your fuel system clean than it is to clean a dirty or problematic system. Performing regular fuel treatment can prove very beneficial to the life of your vehicle.

Brake For Great Service

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Brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. You need the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle is going to stop. That's why it's important to keep these tips in mind to help keep your brakes functioning properly. Schedule an appointment with us at Lake Ridge Automotive for a brake service checkup today!

Check Engine Light On? We Can Help

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Is your check engine light on? Whether you can tell a difference in the way your car, truck, or SUV is running, your car is trying to tell you something. At Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, we can help.

Checking Your Fluid Levels - How 3 Minutes Once A Month Can Save Your Vehicle

At Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, we know how easy it is to overlook vehicle maintenance when everything is working as it should - we also know firsthand the toll neglected maintenance takes on a vehicle. Here’s an easy thing you can do yourself, that might save you an engine, transmission, or avoid numerous other problems.

Choose Us & Treat Your Vehicle Right

Your vehicle is a vital part of your life; it takes you wherever you need to go and can last you a very long time if taken care of properly. A part of the care it takes to maintain the vehicle is taking it to repair shops in order to receive any necessary maintenance or fix any problems you may be experiencing. By choosing Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, you can rest assured that your vehicle will get the proper care and maintenance required to remain durable for as long as you need it.

Coolant Flushing to prepare for the cold weather

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Whether you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche (some exclusions apply), Subaru, or other performance automobiles, your car has a cooling system. With winter right around the corner, at Lake Ridge Automotive we want to make sure your cooling system is ready for the cold.

Could That Noise Be Your Suspension Bushings?

suspension bushings

At Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA, we understand how frustrating it is when your vehicle makes mysterious noises that it shouldn’t be making. Here’s a rundown on suspension bushings, to help you figure out what that sound is you keep hearing.

Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

mechanic repairing brakes on a vehicle

Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? Lake Ridge Automotive in Woodbridge, VA has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

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