Meet the Manager!

July 29th, 2016

Tires and Auto Repair in Woodbridge and Lakeridge, VAMeet Lakeridge Auto Care Manager, Adam Jones, who makes sure his Woodbridge, VA neighbors get the best in customer service and auto repair!

What do you like most about your job at Lakeridge Auto Care?


" There are so many rewarding factors to my job. I enjoy speaking with the customers and seeing the joy and excitement on their faces when their car is completed. I love helping advisors and technicians reach their goals as well as helping map out careers for the young future managers and techs that are starting in this business. This truly is a labor of love for me, there is not a day I can remember where I have not wanted to come to work."

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Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Your Auto Repair Tech

March 17th, 2016

Often, drivers are mystified by how their cars actually work. It’s to be expected. Even an older car is a complex machine with many sub-assemblies that all work together to move it down the road.Car questions? Ask them!

As a result, drivers tend to be a little intimidated by auto repair and often tend to not inform themselves by asking the necessary questions of a tech or a garage. Too often, that ends up being a big mistake. Here are some examples of the kinds of things you really should know before any auto repair work starts:

  • Does your shop work on any kind of vehicle? Of course, most shops can service a product from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and the other leading makes. Some makes, however, require a lot more training and experience, o ...[more]
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Differential Service: Too Often Neglected by Drivers

February 11th, 2016
Differential Service – Why Is It Important? 
 
Of all the various things on a vehicle that need regular service and maintenance, the differential is too often neglected. But what exactly is it, and what does it do? 
 
Visualize a rear-wheel-drive vehicle making a right-hand turn. As the car turns to the right, the left rear wheel will have to actually cover a longer distance and spin at a different speed than the right wheel. If the rear axle was delivering the same torque to both wheels, the left rear wheel would be binding and skittering as it made the turn. The differential is designed to allow the wheels to turn at different speeds around corners, eliminating that problem. 
 
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