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Virginia Auto Service provides new tires, tire repair, tire installation, alignment, wheel balancing, and more for domestic and import cars, light trucks, and SUVs. 

Regardless of what kind of tires you need, we can find them for you.
We have tires from some of the finest tire manufacturers including:

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4 SIGNS YOUR CAR HAS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS

Electrical problems are less common in today’s cars than other kinds of problems but they are also more difficult to diagnose than most mechanical problems.

Toyo Tires

The Japanese brand was formed in 1945 and started exporting its tires to America in 1966. With decades of experience in the tire industry, they are now one of the leading manufacturers of excellent tires designed with advanced materials and offering class-leading versatility. A common fixture among high-end luxury vehicles, Toyo also creates racing tires that are sought after by professional drivers. The company uses materials and advanced technology to create tires that give superior handling. Their silica-infused tires and directional tread design provides that extra grip and handling when negotiating sharp turns.

Cooper Tires

An American brand founded in 1914 in Findlay, Ohio. Being in the tire industry for over a century makes the tire maker a leading competitor providing the best tires for cars, trucks, and SUVs. The brand is known for its wide range of quality and specialized tires that are reasonably priced. They always come up with new technologies and features that enable exceptional performance on the road, no matter the weather conditions. The tires are durable and have a great tread life, but you need to perform the proper tire maintenance to maximize your investment.

Regular tire rotation and tire care are essential for all tires, no matter what the brand.

If you are looking for stability, handling and comfort, you can’t go wrong with Cooper tires.
For tire buyers, we offer installation, alignment, and balancing services. You may think that you are saving money by installing your tires, but in reality, mounting and balancing should be left to tire shop professionals.If you don’t have the right equipment and experience, mounting your tires can become a disaster. The process involves taking your wheels off and removing any rust and corrosion. You then remove old wheel weights and replace valve stems. Before mounting, tires spun on a machine for balancing, which gives it a longer lifespan. For all your tire mounting needs, you can drop by our shop. We also do tire rotation and repair.

Tire Repair Services

Our tires are an essential part of our vehicles. Road hazards can make tires less effective and even dangerous at times. We have all experienced a puncture on our tires, and the best thing to do is discontinue driving if we have a flat tire.
Driving on a flat tire can also damage the tire beyond repair. Rims can also get damaged, which makes your costs even higher. Tire repair is time-sensitive, you need to bring them to the shop at once if you want to save it. At Virginia Auto Service, we comply with the RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) guidelines on tire repair, which states that a flat tire can be repaired if the puncture is ¼ inch or smaller and is on the tread of the tire. A plug and a patch can prolong the lifespan of a damaged tire.

Get the Best Tires and Service at Virginia Auto Service

When you talk about tires, our technicians can help you pick the right set for your car, truck, or SUV. You can choose from our line of Cooper and Toyo tires or any brand that you prefer. Virginia Auto Service is your one-stop-shop for all your tire and installation needs. If your tires are worn out, or you ran over a sharp object that punctured your tire, head on to our shop for new tires or tire repair. Virginia Auto Service’s dedication to phenomenal service extends far beyond your car just being in the shop. We at Virginia Auto Service in Phoenix are more than happy to arrange a tow to the shop and for customers to be picked up to collect their cars once service has been completed.  This is just another way of showing customers that Virginia Auto Service strives to provide everyone a comfortable and hassle-free engine repair experience. Remember, we will take you to/from your work or home while your car is in the shop. No hassle and no interruption to your daily schedule, if possible. Contact us to get a free quote for new tires or call 602-266-0200.
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The complicated nature of electrical issues generally requires the use of specialized diagnostic equipment to identify the root cause of the problem. This equipment can access the data your vehicle’s computer stores about how the different components are operating. This data can then be used to pin down the exact problem so that the technician can make the required repairs.

Unlike brakes that squeak or an engine that rattles, electrical problems don’t always announce themselves in a way that is easy to understand. The electrical system is compromised of several components including the battery, battery cables, alternator, starter, and computer system. Problems with any of these components can cause problems with the vehicle’s operation. To help ensure you know what to look for, here are some of the common signs there is something amiss with your car’s electrical system.

1. Car Won’t Start

This is the most likely electrical problem you will experience in your car. If the car won’t start, there is a good chance you have a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the starter. If you turn the key and nothing happens, check to see if the interior lights came on when you opened the door. If the lights aren’t working and the car won’t start, the problem is likely a dead battery. If the lights are on but nothing happens when you turn the key, the problem is likely your alternator. If you hear a clicking sound when you turn the key, the problem is likely the starter. All of these problems require a visit to the auto repair shop for final diagnosis and repair.

2. Visible Damage or Leakage from the Battery

Inspect the battery from time to time to look for corrosion stains or buildup around the terminal. Both can be signs that the battery is leaking, experiencing a problem, or nearing the end of its life. Be careful if you notice any signs of damage or leakage as the contents of the battery are corrosive and they will damage bare skin.

3. The Lights Work, But They Dim While Driving

If you notice that the dashboard lights or the headlights seem to dim when you are driving at low speeds or when the car is idling, there may be a problem with the battery, the alternator, or the voltage regulator. If the battery is on its last legs it may be charging slower or have trouble holding a charge which can result in dimming headlights under certain conditions. Problems with the alternator or voltage regulator can also cause the lights to be dimmer under some circumstances.

4. The Car Runs Fine But the Brake Lights Don’t Work

If you have replaced the bulbs in both brake lights to no avail, the problem may not be the bulbs at all, it may be a fuse. If some specific part of the vehicle like the brake lights or the radio isn’t working, check to make sure you don’t need to replace a fuse.

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