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Vehicle Maintenance

  • Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, 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?

  • Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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    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. Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, 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? 

  • Balancing, mounting, and what you need to know about both.

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    There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA has you covered.

  • 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 Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service for a brake service checkup today!

  • 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 Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service we want to make sure your cooling system is ready for the cold.

  • Could That Noise Be Your Suspension Bushings?

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, 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.

  • Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

  • Do You Know How Your AC Works?

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    When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

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    You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA has the info you need.

  • External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

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    There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

  • Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

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    What condition are your tires in? At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

  • Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

  • How Do I Choose the Right Repair Shop?

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    There are many factors that go into making Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA a repair shop that’s above the rest.

  • How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

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    Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

  • How Do You Maintain Your Engine?

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    No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, maintenance is the key to giving your engine a long life. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we focus on keeping your engine running strong.

  • How Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

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    Hitting a pothole always hurts - you may not be sure exactly what happens when you hit a pothole, but you can tell it’s not good for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are issues caused by potholes, and what to watch out for if you hit a really rough one, from Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

  • Is it a bad brake master cylinder or something else

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    The time to know if your brakes are going bad is NOT when you go to stop at that red light or on the parkway when someone suddenly swerves in front of you.  It's not always "just" brake pads either, your brake master cylinder could be an issue. How do you recognize the signs that you have a real problem with your brake master cylinder and just what is it?   Here atStuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA we not only have the answers, but we also put together a service schedule for you and keep an eye on issues based on your driving habits, vehicle type and your description of issues you are having.  We treat your car, truck or SUV as if it were ours keeping you informed of issues we find so you can get them fixed "before" there are larger repair bills so you can keep your vehicle Newer - Longer!   Below is everything you need to look for and tips on your brake master cylinder.

  • Is it ok to idle?

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    With temperatures dropping around the country, it’s understandably tempting to let your car or SUV idle to stay warm. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, one of our goals is to keep you informed on how to best care for your performance and luxury vehicles. 

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