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  1. tires October 06, 2017

    Are Studded Tires Right for You?

    Let’s examine how studded tires work, and whether or not you can use them in your area.

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  2. tires September 29, 2017

    Understanding TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

    If you own a vehicle made after 2007, you’re already the proud owner of TPMS, a.k.a. Tire Pressure Monitoring System. These systems became a legal requirement in all vehicles sold in the United States in 2007, though some earlier models of vehicles were already equipped with them. Since they affect almost everyone nowadays, let’s take a look at what they do and how they work.

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  3. maintenance September 26, 2017

    Now Is The Perfect Time To Turn Up The Heat

    Cold weather will be here before we know it. Now is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle’s heater is working properly.

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  4. maintenance September 22, 2017

    8 tips to get your vehicle ready for the fall season

    As a good car owner, you understand the importance of routine car maintenance. It’s important to help your vehicle adjust to seasonal changes. Read these 8 tips to get prepared

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  5. maintenance September 22, 2017

    Tire Pressure and Temperature Change

    When it comes to tires, cold matters! Maybe you’ve been told to check your tire pressure once the weather gets colder. Perhaps you’ve been advised to check your tire pressure on “cold” tires. But what does temperature really do to tire pressure, and why does it make such a difference?

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  6. tires September 15, 2017

    Common Tire Myths Debunked

    We believe that knowledge is power, and knowing the truth behind some common tire myths can ultimately help keep you safer on the road. Let’s debunk some common misconceptions

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  7. maintenance September 08, 2017

    7 things that every new driver should know

    Driver’s Ed teaches students how to drive, but there are plenty of other important lessons that still need to be taught. Here are 7 helpful things to discuss with a new driver

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  8. maintenance September 01, 2017

    411 on your vehicle’s brake rotors

    Learn about the factors that are considered when deciding to resurface or replace your vehicle's rotors

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  9. maintenance August 25, 2017

    How to prepare your car for a Virginia State Inspection

    How to prepare your car for a Virginia State Inspection

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  10. maintenance August 18, 2017

    Wiygul Automotive Clinic’s 2017 Blood Drive in Alexandria A Tremendous Success!

    Wiygul Automotive Clinic’s 2017 Blood Drive in Alexandria A Tremendous Success!

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  11. maintenance August 14, 2017

    Wiygul helps students be prepared for the school year

    Wiygul helps students be prepared for the school year, in partnership with Kids R First

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  12. tires August 09, 2017

    Tire Buying – Cost vs Quality

    Like any big purchase, it’s common to wonder if paying a premium really results in better quality; are you just paying for a name brand? Could saving some cash upfront really make a difference? This article discusses these questions.

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  13. maintenance July 26, 2017

    NEVER do this during the summer

    Did you know that the inside of a vehicle can be up to 20 to 30 degrees warmer than the air outside?

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  14. tires July 21, 2017

    Are Airless Tires a Possibility?

    Airless tires are not unheard of; they are commonly used on golf carts, trailers, lawn mowers, mining equipment, heavy construction equipment, some military vehicles, and even some bicycles. But why don’t we have them for on-road passenger vehicles?

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  15. maintenance July 14, 2017

    How often should I change my cabin air filter?

    A clean air filter provides improved gas mileage, better acceleration, increased engine life, lower emissions and overall improved engine performance. When was the last time yours was replaced?

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  16. maintenance July 05, 2017

    9 ways to be sure your vehicle is road trip ready

    Before hitting the road for that road trip there are several simple steps you can take to protect your vehicle, your trip and your loves ones. Read them now.

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  17. maintenance June 19, 2017

    9 ways to keep your car cool in the summer

    Obviously, there’s nothing we can do about the summer heat; however, there are a variety of things we can do to offset the way it affects the interior of our cars. Read these 9 suggestions!

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  18. maintenance June 12, 2017

    6 car gadgets to give your dad this Father’s Day

    Golf balls, ties, grilling accessories - yep, those are the predictable Father’s Day gifts. This year, Wiygul Automotive is here to help you get a little creative with 6 automotive themed gift ideas

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  19. tires June 09, 2017

    What Is a UTQG Rating?

    What do tire ratings mean, and how can they be useful to understand when purchasing your next set of tires?

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  20. tires May 26, 2017

    When to Replace Your Tires

    Knowing when to replace your tires is crucial, as tires that are too old or damaged are not safe and could put you in danger. Have you ever wondered how much life your tires had left in them? Ever questioned their safety? Let’s take a look at the 5 basic rules of tire replacement and clear up any confusion.

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  21. tires May 22, 2017

    How Many Tires Should You Replace?

    So you know you need a new tire, or maybe two, but what if an auto technician tells you to replace tires you thought were still good? While there are certainly parameters in place for when a tire needs to be replaced, sometimes knowing how many to replace can be a little trickier.

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  22. tires May 19, 2017

    How to Measure Tire Tread Depth

    There are 2 different ways you can check it yourself, and they both only take a minute or two! Using either method, it’s best to measure at least 3 different spots on the tire. Learn more now

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  23. tires May 12, 2017

    Runflat Tires – Are They Needed for DC Metro Driving?

    Let’s take a look at some various types of runflat tires, as well as their pros and cons.

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  24. tires May 07, 2017

    4 tips to get the most miles from your tires in Northern Virginia

    4 tips to get the most miles from your tires in Northern Virginia

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  25. tires April 28, 2017

    What is Dry Rot?

    Dry rot, sometimes called sidewall cracking, refers to the small cracks that form on the side of a tire. Learn how dry rot occurs and how to prevent it.

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  26. tires April 21, 2017

    Touring vs High Performance Tires

    If you’ve ever shopped for tires, you’ve probably heard some of them called “touring” or “high performance” tires. But what exactly does that mean, and which one is best for you? They each have their strengths and weaknesses, and the right one for you is mostly dependent on your vehicle and driving preferences. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these tires.

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  27. tires April 14, 2017

    Environmentally Friendly Tires

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that going green is the way of the future, and tires are no exception. You may have heard some tires referred to as “green”, “eco-friendly” or “environmentally friendly”, but how exactly does that work? It’s a combination of factors that affect every aspect of tires, from materials to how they function on your vehicle.

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  28. maintenance April 07, 2017

    7 tips to prepare your vehicle for spring

    Follow these 7 tips to get your vehicle ready for spring:

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  29. tires March 31, 2017

    411 on Hydroplaning

    Would you know what to do if you vehicle started to hydroplane? Hydroplaning is a scary and unsafe situation to be in. Learn how to prevent it from happening and what to do if it happens to you.

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  30. tires March 24, 2017

    Nitrogen vs Regular Air in Tires

    You may have heard that some auto shops fill their tires with nitrogen instead of regular air. What exactly does that mean, and what are the benefits? Learn more now.

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  31. maintenance March 17, 2017

    When do I need new brakes?

    Keeping your brakes in good working condition can prevent costly repairs down the road, and more importantly, keep you and your vehicle safe. Read 5 warning signs that your brakes need to be replaced.

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  32. maintenance March 10, 2017

    Why is my Oil light on?

    If you notice the oil light on while you are driving, pull over immediately and address the problem. Here are things to check if your Oil light comes on

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  33. maintenance March 03, 2017

    The importance & benefits of replacing your timing belt

    Learn the importance of your timing belt and the benefits of replacing it at the recommended intervals.

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  34. maintenance February 24, 2017

    What does my car color say about me?

    You may not realize it, but your vehicle color preference usually reflects your personality! Read if your vehicle color matches your personality description.

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  35. tires February 17, 2017

    Benefits of Hunter Equipment

    Wiygul Automotive Clinic is proud to use Hunter Equipment, a company that has revolutionized the way tires are installed and balanced. They manufacture state-of-the-art machines that make the difficult job of tire installation easier and more precise. Learn the benefits of Hunter Equipment.

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  36. tires February 10, 2017

    Spare Tire 101

    Spare tires are usually something you never think about until you need one. Not all spares are created equal though, so let’s take a look at different spare tire options so you know what you’re working with in your own vehicle.

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  37. tires February 03, 2017

    Tire Pressure 101

    Proper tire maintenance keeps you safe and your vehicle running its best. Let’s go over some frequently asked questions related to tire pressure.

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  38. tires January 27, 2017

    Uneven Tire Wear – Types and Causes

    Learn about abnormal tire wear patterns, how they're cause and ways to prevent them.

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  39. maintenance January 20, 2017

    4 signs you need new windshield wiper blades

    Your windshield wipers are a very important aspect of safe driving. Read about 4 signs that you need new windshield wiper blades.

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  40. tires January 13, 2017

    Should you buy used tires?

    Used tires may seem like the best option when you’re trying to be frugal, but ultimately, used tires could be dangerous. Learn the risks of used tires.

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  41. tires January 06, 2017

    Why is my TPMS light on?

    Learn the purpose of your TPMS sensor and how to prevent the TPMS warning light from coming on

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  42. maintenance December 30, 2016

    7 tips to maintain your vehicle’s battery

    These simple tips will help keep your vehicle's battery performing at its best.

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  43. tires December 23, 2016

    Comparing All-Season, Winter, and Summer Tires

    Let's discuss the difference between all-season, winter and summer tires.

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  44. maintenance December 16, 2016

    6 gifts all car owners could use this holiday season

    Whether you are shopping for a rookie driver, car enthusiast or road trip warrior, these holiday car gift ideas will appeal to anyone!

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  45. maintenance December 09, 2016

    Make sure these 4 parts of your car are winter ready

    Before the temperatures drop be sure your car is ready for the winter weather conditions

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  46. maintenance December 02, 2016

    6 tips to save money on gas this winter

    The cold weather affects your vehicle in a variety of ways, including your gas mileage. These tips will help you get more miles per gallon

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  47. maintenance November 25, 2016

    5 tips to prepare your vehicle for a road trip

    These tips will help ensure that your vehicle is ready & safe for your upcoming road trip

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  48. tires July 06, 2016

    How do I know when I need new tires?

    Learn two ways to tell if it's time for new tires. Reliable tires could mean the difference between safe travels and experiencing a disastrous event. Keep yourself and your car safe!

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  49. tires June 30, 2016

    How to read your tires codes

    When shopping for tires, knowing how to read your tire’s sidewall can be very helpful. This article will explain the numbers & letters on your tires to make shopping for tires simple.

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  50. maintenance June 23, 2016

    How To Tell If Your Vehicle Needs An Alignment?

    Understanding tire wear and the importance of a wheel alignment can help the longevity of your tires and the performance of your vehicle.

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