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Need Help Meeting Auto Service Schedules in Burke, VA Wiygul Automotive Clinic

How Wiygul Automotive Clinic can Meet Your Auto Service Needs in Burke, VA

Are you like most people living in Burke, VA? You work a full-time job, take care of a home and children, run errands, run children to school activities and sports, pay bills, and try to spend as much quality time as permits for family and friends. Are you so busy that you fail to remember the auto service you keep meaning to schedule for your vehicle? Let Wiygul Automotive Clinic in Burke, VA help you with all your auto service needs. Once we service your vehicle, we can advise you when you should have your next auto service and what will need to be done.

We try very hard to please our customers in Burke, VA, and we find if we go ahead and set up your next appointment, it makes it easier for you, our customer. Like so many people who are extremely busy with hectic schedules, going ahead and setting up our customer’s next auto service will save them the time from having to call back into our shop later or if you are like some, they completely forget altogether until something noticeable is squealing or pinging under the hood. By then it could be possibly too late and could cost you expensive automotive repairs.

Most everything you do nowadays depends somehow on the vehicle you drive. You can’t get to work if your car breaks down nor can you run the children to where they need to go. You can’t visit family or friends. You can’t run errands nor pay your bills if you can’t get to work. It’s just one continuous cycle. If or when your ride ever breaks down and you have no way to go, or have to depend on someone else, it’s an inconvenience for you. By having the necessary auto service in Burke, VA, it is quite possible you could avoid this altogether.

Meeting automotive service appointments in Burke, VA should be one of your priorities marked on your calendar. With the help of your vehicle's owners manual, you should be able to schedule auto service according to the miles you normally drive. If you have a pretty set schedule week after week, you can determine from the miles you drive each week about how long it would take to reach the next interval when you would be due another auto service.

Your owner’s manual is filled with valuable information to help you maintain the life of your vehicle. As an automotive owner in Burke, VA, you owe it to yourself, your family, and to other motorists to familiarize yourself with your manufacturer’s suggested auto service schedules and to follow their recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle in Burke, VA.

Preventive maintenance requires periodic auto service and at Wiygul Automotive Clinic located in Burke, VA, we would be glad to assist you in any way we can. We know how important it is for you to maintain your vehicle at all times to keep it running properly, which in return, will make you a safer, more responsible driver in Burke, VA.

We are finding one way that our customers in Burke, VA are remaining faithful to their regularly scheduled auto service is with their smartphones. Some of the apps that our customers are finding useful helps them keep track of past receipts of auto service and repairs, gas mileage, fill-ups, safety recalls on their vehicle, when their next registration or inspection is due, and notifications of auto service that needs to be done.

Useful Technology Apps for Smart Drivers

  • aCar—Car management and mileage app. This simple all-in-one app will help you keep your car in tip-top shape. This car management system will help you track important information on your vehicle’s current condition, including gas mileage, maintenance, fill-ups, expenses, and trip details. This app is your personal assistant which will give you tips and reminders on using your vehicle. The reminders are based on the time and mileage use of your car. aCar will notify you when an event is due. It supports multiple vehicles, keeping relevant information like the make, model, and license plate number at your fingertips.
  • myCARFAX—Car maintenance app. This mobile app taps into CARFAX’s exclusive service data to automatically display your service history and alert you when it’s time for scheduled maintenance such as oil and filter changes and tire rotations. It will track auto service on up to five vehicles and alert you to renew your registration, safety recalls, and upcoming service.
  • Drivvo—Car manage app. Drivvo is an app that can manage your fuel consumption and car maintenance and expenses. It will alert you to auto services due on your vehicle, track your fill-ups, provides reports that track your monthly vehicle expenses and averages per day, and total distance statistics for yearly, monthly or daily use. This app’s features can save you cash and time by being your car’s financial wizard.
  • hum℠ by Verizon—Car expert. Protect your family on the road with the hum app. This app can help prevent breakdowns, If your engine light is on, hum’s vehicle diagnostics can tell you what it means. A mechanic’s hotline is available allowing you to call and talk to a certified, independent mechanic for help. The hum app keeps track of your maintenance and will send you a reminder when you are due for an oil change or other auto services.

The hum app offers roadside assistance. All you all have to do is push a button, and someone will come to help you. It will pinpoint your location in case you have no clue where you are. The emergency assistance detects collisions and notifies a live attendant who will call you back and check on you. If there is no response or if you request help, an emergency service can be sent to your location. Boundary alert will send you an alert to let you know if your teenagers are where they should’t be. You set the boundary. The vehicle locator will let you know where you left your car. Speed alerts will send you an email or text message when you exceed the speed limit you have set.

As you can see, this is the smart app for drivers in Burke, VA. The complete hum system includes the reader, which taps into your car’s computer and plugs into your OBD-II port (the same port your mechanic uses to diagnose your car); the speaker that you either clip onto your visor or sync with your phone for safer, hands-free Bluetooth® calling; and the mobile hum app. It is available for both Android and iOS.

  • MyCar Locator—Ever go to a stadium and after a few hours you come out with no idea where you parked your vehicle or just go to your local grocery store in Burke, VA and can’t remember where you parked? We’ve all done it. This car locator app definitely will keep track of your car wherever you are and wherever you park. It is one of the easiest and highest ranked car locator services offered in the Google Play store, and it is free to download. MyCar Locator uses your GPS on your phone to remember where you parked your car. With the push of a button, it will guide you back to your car. It is also great for remembering the location of your hotel, bus stop, camping spot, boat ramp or any other location you would like to return to later. Never lose your car again in Burke, VA with MyCar Locator.
  • GasBuddy—Find cheap gas. This app is great for locating the lowest gas prices in Burke, VA and when traveling. It will save you time and gas from riding around looking for the cheapest priced gas station.
  • Waze—Traffic and navigation app. A community-based traffic and navigation app sharing real-time traffic and road information so that you can save money, time, and experience a better commute in Burke, VA.
  • PlugShare—Do you own a plug-in hybrid or full-blown EV? This app will help you find nearby chargings stations for your electric vehicle. PlugShare makes it easy for you by showing the closest charging station and if it is public, quick-charge or in use. Available for iOS and Android, free to download.
  • TripAdvisor—Whether you are looking for flight schedules and prices, the best hotels, great restaurants, or fun things to do, this is the app for you. You can book flights and hotel accommodations right from your phone. Look up fun places to go or look up restaurants by food type, price range, and ratings. Available for iOS and Android, free to download.

So many apps are available to download on your smartphone to help you while you are on the road. There are even ones that will help you find restrooms. This comes in handy if you are traveling late at night and someone is in dire need of a restroom, and you don’t know which exit to take.

So rather you are tech savvy or would just rather your repair shop help you in scheduling auto service, Wiygul Automotive Clinic in Burke, VA would be glad to help you set up a maintenance schedule and fine tune it to your particular vehicle.

About Wiygul Automotive Clinic

Founded in 1996, Wiygul Automotive Clinic is the premier quality, full-service, independent auto repair facility in the Burke-Fairfax Station corridor. We are dedicated to our community and passionately focused on customer value and safety. Our goal is to develop a partnership with our customers to keep their vehicles safe and dependable. To that end, at Wiygul Automotive Clinic we do everything within our control to build and earn trust with our clientele every day.

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