This blog might be a little late for this winter but this can be applied to every winter in the future. Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow this year so we will have Six more weeks of winter so book an appointment today at Valvoline Express Care of Falls Church to make sure your vehicle runs smooth for the rest of our winter.


It is important for every owner of a vehicle to make sure they complete the 9 steps prior to each winter:

  1. If your car, truck, van, SUV or other vehicle needs a tune-up then it is important because winter can increase problems such as pings, hard starts, sluggish performance or rough idling.
  2. Make sure your battery and charging system is working great and have your battery tested. We will speak about battery maintenance in another blog.
  3. Make sure that you have cleaned, flushed and put new antifreeze in your cooling system. This is something that should be done every two years.
  4. TEST your heaters, defrosters and all wipers to make sure they are in good working condition. When refilling your washer fluid make sure you use a winter or all season mix. Wipers should be replaced every six months.
  5. Winter weather can be very slippery so tour tire tread and tire pressure is key to staying safe. You can even put on a set of winter tires to make sure you have the best grip during winter months.
  6. Make sure your brakes are in good working order. A vehicles ability to stop properly is its most important safety item.
  7. Most people never consider this but make sure your exhaust system is free of leaks. During the cold months people drive around with their windows closed and you can be inhaling carbon monoxide!
  8. This should be quarterly maintenance but make sure all of your lights work around your car. Also have your headlights adjusted so they are aimed properly.
  9. This most common car, truck, van, SUV etc maintenance is changing your engine oil and filter. In climates where it is very cold you can change to your vehicles “winter weight” oil. At Valvoline Express Care we will check your fuel, air and transmission filters during your oil change.


Your winter should be smooth if you follow these 9 steps to make sure your car, truck, van or SUV is for extreme weather.


We hope that you learned a thing or two. If you want to setup an appointment please give us a call at 703-532-3500.


We are a full service garage that service McLean, Tysons Corner, East Falls Church, West Falls Church, Arlington and are located in the Falls Plaza Shopping Center.


We look forward to serving you.
The Valvoline Team


Valvoline Express Care
1132 W Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 532-3500
Fax: (703) 532-3503
Email: expresscare@valvolinefallschurch.com

Website: http://expresscarefallschurch.com

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We have recently launched our new website to better serve our customers in the Falls Church, Mclean, Tysons, and Arlington area. Our new website is features rich. We have our customer login located on our site where each customer can go and see all past services conducted at our shop.


We also describe each of our services so every customer knows what we offer at Valvoline Express Care Falls Church. Some of our services include:

  • Oil Change Service
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Battery Service
  • Tire Rotation Service
  • Radiator Service
  • Transmission Service
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Shocks and Struts
  • Tune-Ups
  • Electrical Services
  • Exhaust
  • Manufacturer’s Recommended Scheduled Maintenance
  • Tire and Wheel Services

We have a total of four bays at location. We have two pits, that allow us to do oil changes and other vehicle services. The other two bays have lifts that enable us to perform full service maintenance and repairs for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and more.


Our vehicle service center prides itself on our customer service and customer satisfaction. So please take some time and visit our Sure Critic review site…. http://www.surecritic.com/reviews/valvoline-express-care. We make sure each service we perform for our loyal customers are value added and necessary. We want each car to last as long as possible. With that said we never perform unnecessary services just to upsell a client.


We are conveniently located in Falls Church off West Broad Street in the Falls Plaza with a Giant, Starbucks, and Staples. If you are traveling on I-66 we are just off exit 66.


Please call today to book your appointment or a vehicle diagnostic!


We look forward to serving you.


The Valvoline Team


Valvoline Express Care
1132 W Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 532-3500
Fax: (703) 532-3503
Email: expresscare@valvolinefallschurch.com

Website: http://expresscarefallschurch.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValvolineFallsChurch
Sure Critic: http://www.surecritic.com/reviews/valvoline-express-care?nhd=1
Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/valvoline-express-care-falls-church-2
Google+: https://plus.google.com/110566283728140741012/