At G&C Tire And Auto Service we pride ourselves on being proactive and ahead of the curve. We have moved our reception area to the front of the building to increase spac ... read more
During this time we are unaware of what the future might hold for us small, but essential businesses. We at G&C are supporting our local small businesses and we hope that you will too. Ciao has started a GoFundMe in order to provide meals for our first responders. Please consider donating to this worthy cause during these stressful and demanding times. These are the people keeping us safe and secure. From one essential service to another, keep up the good work!
What is an essential business? This term has been used over the past few weeks as we receive COVID-19 updates from our state and federal governments. Essential businesses are businesses that our society needs in order to continue on with our lives in critical areas. Some examples include grocery stores, healthcare facilities, banks, gas stations, and automotive repair facilities. G&C falls into the essential business category as we are an automotive repair facility. We are needed by the community to make sure that everyone working in other essential businesses has a safe vehicle in which to get to work. At G&C we are sanitizing everything that is considered a high traffic area, every hour. We are using plastic gloves, steering wheel covers, and Lysol wipes for anything touched in your vehicle. Running ozone machines at night is something else we are doing to disinfect the air in our facilities. These are just a few of the precautions that G&C is taking in order to kee ... read more
Auto repair shops have recently been moving towards making their repair order and reporting process paperless. They aren’t the first industry to be doing so, and the financial, environmental, and organizational benefits have been made clear by the many industries that have come before them in the journey to a paperless workplace. Printing and paper costs are cut, paper waste is eliminated, and everything is stored in one place, with easy search functions and secure back-ups. This transition, however, isn’t just affecting the shop and its employees. It’s also making a big impact on their customers. Typically, when you take your car in to the shop, your car’s diagnosis and necessary repairs are explained to you by your service advisor, and it’s up to you to take that information at face value. That’s not always easy. Being the humans that we are, we want to know why. We like to ask how? And well, are you sure? It can be difficult to get on board with ... read more
The following is some good information provided by Margo Schlossberg. Anywhere you choose to get your vehicle inspected, you should never hesitate to ask questions or feel pressured to have the repairs done. G&C Tire and Auto Service has two locations, one in Chantilly and one in Manassas. We will be happy to give you a second opinion and or quote. While it is nice to pass, you do want a correct by the book inspection. We do it by the book and are happy to explain or show you anything determined by the Virginia State Inspection. By Margo Schlossberg (Open Post) - February 24, 2014 3:52 pm ET Want to save time at that state inspection? Check out these five things on your own, no mechanic skills required. 5 Things you can check yourself before taking your car in for a state inspection As a ... read more