Category: Auto Repair

Vehicle Noises: Listening to Your Car While Driving

July 19th, 2017 by

Have you heard any strange and unfamiliar vehicle noises coming from your car recently? Rattling, grinding, buzzing, squealing, whistling. These are some of the many different warning sounds that will let you know it is time to take your car in for a tune up. Don’t let these noises take you by surprise! Here are

In the News!

February 13th, 2017 by

Cardinal Plaza Shell strives to provide our community with complete auto repair, maintenance, and care. However, it is not just about vehicle repair. It is also about our customers, employees, and community. We not only treat our employees like family but our customers as well. We have worked hard to foster a great relationship within

5 Steps to Getting the Most out of Your Tires

September 20th, 2016 by

When it comes to tires, sometimes we forget just how important they are. Here in the mid-atlantic, we’re lucky to get to fully experience all four seasons! Now that summer is over, it’s time to get your car ready for fall and winter! While you should get your entire car inspecting following your summer of

Is It Time For Your Virginia State Inspection?

July 12th, 2016 by

Here in Virginia, we’re no strangers to state safety inspections. In fact, VA is one of only 12 states in the country that mandate an annual state inspection. Are you new to VA or wondering what the difference is between the safety inspection and emissions testing? Look no further! New to Virginia? Welcome! We hope

Helpful Tips for your Car in Wet Weather

March 2nd, 2016 by

Now the Old Man Winter seems to be on his way out, it’s about time for spring showers here in Springfield! Just because there’s no snow or ice doesn’t mean that precautions shouldn’t be taken. Here are several tips and reminders to help you stay safe in messy weather. Wet Weather Maintenance Check the tread

Holiday Travel Checklist

December 9th, 2015 by

Are you ready for the travel season ahead? According to AAA, more than 98 million people drove more than 50 miles from home during last year’s holiday season. With lower gas prices, we can expect that number to increase this year. Be prepared with this pre-trip checklist! Inspect your Car Check your car’s operations before

Charity Spotlight: Jill’s House

June 26th, 2015 by

Racing Across America for Children with Special Needs & Their Families Each month during the year, Cardinal Plaza Shell chooses a charity near and dear to our hearts to support and donate a portion of our sales to. During the month of June, we supported Jill’s House during their annual Race Across America event –

Wheel Alignments: 4 Reasons Your Car Needs One

December 18th, 2014 by

When is the last time you got a wheel alignment? Your trusted mechanic has probably told you that you needed one, but you just brushed it off, didn’t you? You don’t have to lie to us, we’ve heard it all before! But what you may not realize is that getting regular wheel alignments is a