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Common Reasons Your Car Jerks Upon Acceleration

Common Reasons Your Car Jerks Upon Acceleration

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One of the most annoying and inconvenient issues you can experience when driving is a jerky or delayed acceleration. Moving forward is really the only thing you need from a car. So if you step on the gas pedal and your car jerks or you don’t feel an immediate, smooth response, these parts could be…
Preserve Your Car’s Transmission During the Winter

Preserve Your Car’s Transmission During the Winter

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Thanks to the harsh winter weather often experienced in Fairfax, Virginia, your car’s transmission can start to fail if it’s not properly maintained. The more often you drive, the greater the odds are that your vehicle may require a full transmission repair or replacement. Transmission fluid thickens in cold weather, making it more difficult to…
Best Ways to Protect Your Car During the Winter Snow

Best Ways to Protect Your Car During the Winter Snow

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If you don’t have a carport or a garage, or you live in an area with heavy snow, keeping your car protected from the winter elements can be a challenge. Too much snow and ice can wreak havoc on your car not only in terms of the engine, but it can also damage the car’s…
5 Car Maintenance Tips for the Brutal Cold

5 Car Maintenance Tips for the Brutal Cold

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The winters in Fairfax, Virginia can be extremely cold and can often include periods of heavy snow. In order to make sure your car is protected against winter’s chill, there are a few important things you should do in advance to ensure that your vehicle runs throughout the winter months worry-free. With a few simple…
Why Am I Getting Poor Fuel Economy?

Why Am I Getting Poor Fuel Economy?

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One thing we here at Fairfax Auto Repair caution our customers about is manufacturer estimated gas mileage numbers. Yes, your vehicle should get approximately the miles per gallon touted on the sticker and in your owner’s manual, but manufacturers can also inflate those numbers. If your vehicle isn’t getting quite the miles-per-gallon it should be,…
Why Did My Alternator Fail?

Why Did My Alternator Fail?

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There are a number of reasons why your vehicle’s alternator will fail and one of them is age. As with any machine part, the alternator wears down over time and must be replaced. There’s no way around it. Still, its failure could be caused by other problems around it, and Fairfax Auto Repair is happy…

How Often Do I Check My Antifreeze? Does It Need To Be Changed?

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Your vehicle’s antifreeze plays a crucial role in your engine’s performance. The antifreeze prevents the vehicle from overheating in the summer and helps the engine turn over and run in the winter. Should your automobile overheat, you could damage the radiator and other engine components, and you don’t want to sit in your cold vehicle…
What Should the Pressure of My Tires Be?

What Should the Pressure of My Tires Be?

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Good question! Luckily Fairfax Auto Repair has the answer. The inside of your vehicle’s driver door or the owner’s manual will give the correct pressure of the standard tires on your car, crossover, SUV, or truck, and this is what you should go by. This air pressure reading takes into account your vehicle’s weight and…

When to Replace Your Car’s Fuel Filter

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Though not a high-profile component, the fuel filter plays a crucial role in keeping your car healthy. It not only protects the oil from becoming crudded with debris, but it defends the fuel injectors and pump. Above all, it keeps the fuel economy in check.As a small but vital piece of an intricately-designed system, your…
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