Monthly Archives: October 2017

Jeep Wrangler - What Tires Do You Need?

Jeep Wrangler - What Tires Do You Need?

Jeep Wrangler - What Tires Do You Need? There's no doubt about it; off-road driving is an absolute necessity for any outdoor enthusiast. You can't get into those secret fishing holes or that prime hunting spot without knowing which trails lead you there. If you've just purchased a Jeep and your head is full of off-road dreams, you're also probably wondering if the tires on your Jeep are the best ones for your plans.  Give us a call at G&C Tire and Auto Service.  Chantilly 703-263-2474 or Manassas at 703-365-9072. Depending on how you use your Jeep Wrangler will determine what type of tires you should be riding on.  There is so much to know about tires before choosing the right set for your needs.  Tires have stone ejectors, silica reinforced tread compound, sipping for all weather performance, variable draft angles, tread edge chamfers, and many more features.  We cover all of Northern Virginia and carry a wide range of tires in stock.  ... read more

7 Tips To Help You Get Prepared For Winter

As the first frost appears on windshields, Northern Virginia residents should begin their preparations for the cold winter months, including their cars. A properly prepared vehicle can increase the chances of safe driving during winter months. Here are some tips provided by Chris Clos and Gregg Caldwell said. Gregg Caldwell, owner of G&C Tire and Auto Service with two locations in Northern Virginia adds some insight on these tips to prepare your car for winter. 1. Conducting the “penny test” is the easiest method of checking the tire’s treading. If you put a penny in your tread and you can see all of Abraham Lincoln’s head, it’s probably time for new tires. This test has been around for years.  You can always bring your car by a local automotive shop and heave them measure your tires with a tread depth gauge. 2. To check what your cold weather tire pressure should be, look for the requirements located on the door jam of your drive ... read more

Great Pumpkin Weight Contest

Great Pumpkin Weight Contest

​Woah. It’s a really big pumpkin. Have you ever seen a pumpkin this big? I have not. I can’t even pick it up. So after someone was able to move it, we decided to hold a contest! Our first Great Pumpkin Weight Contest! It’s as absolutely crazy as it sounds. Without touching the pumpkin, it’s up to YOU to guess the weight! With both G&C locations participating, don’t fret if you’re a little far from our Chantilly store! Come on by and make your guess, drop it in our jar, and on Halloween Day, we’ll call up the closest guesses for a fun prize! Good luck everyone, we look forward to seeing you soon

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Winter Preparedness (Part 2)

Winter Preparedness (Part 2)

Before you were stranded on the side of the road, you brought your vehicle by a local shop to have the check engine light diagnosed.  Turns out that you had just left your gas cap off during your last Costco run, but they fixed you up, and got you home in time for dinner.  What you couldn’t believe is the laundry list of other items they “suggested” you have done to your vehicle:  A battery terminal service?  Shockingly, these recommendations do have a purpose.  During the winter months, small problems are amplified, and large problems can quickly get out of hand.  Any perceived engine problems, or issues that you, the driver can feel, need to be addressed as soon as possible.  This is true at any time of the year, but especially so heading into the winter months.  At the very least, what could’ve been a simple repair before winter may be much more expensive after exposure to suboptimal temperatures, or ... read more

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