Is It Time for a Wheel Alignment?

March 12th, 2023 by

What Is It? First things first. You’ve probably heard you need to be sure your vehicle has proper wheel alignment, but maybe you’re unsure of exactly what that means. That’s okay. Blue Ridge Truck and Auto in Salem, Virginia, is here to help. Wheel alignment refers to the major suspension angles (camber, caster, toe, and […]

Taking Care of Your Tires: A Savings Plan

November 12th, 2022 by

Tires. Money. Stress. It’s no secret that tires are expensive. Whether you install a basic model or opt for something with upgraded features, it’s in your best interest to take good care of your tires. Doing so will extend the life of your tires as well as improve the quality of your riding and driving […]

The What and Why: Your Car Won’t Start

July 12th, 2022 by

You Know What Unfortunately, you know “what.” Your car won’t start. What an aggravating problem! Worse, this issue could leave you stranded in an uncomfortable, dangerous situation. However, if you’re in the Cloverdale, Virginia, area, the ASE-certified Blue Ridge Truck and Auto technicians can help. Since 1983, we’ve been offering reliable auto repair alongside exceptional […]

What is Limp Mode?

March 1st, 2022 by

Limp Mode and How Your Car Responds to It If Your Car Starts to Stall If your car has entered Limp Mode you need to react immediately and get to an Auto Repair shop to diagnose the problem. If you aren’t sure why your car has begun to shut down, it may be that it […]

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

November 1st, 2021 by

What Is a TPMS? How Your Vehicle Alerts You It Needs Help The simple answer to what a TPMS is, is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. How it works and how to understand what it is telling you requires a little more explanation. The TPMS is an automated check that will alert you when your […]

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in the Summer!

July 1st, 2021 by

Save Costs During Summer Cutting your budget doesn’t mean you have to give up driving your car. According to the AAA, the cost of driving is about 50 cents per mile. There are many ways to optimize your driving and auto repair to reduce this number so you can survive the summer season. Here are […]

Spend a Little, Save a Lot

March 15th, 2021 by

Avoiding Costly Repairs by Maintaining Your Car Cloverdale. Even the name of our town sounds beautiful! Located in close proximity to Roanoke in Botetourt County and the Blue Ridge Mountains, our town is indeed in a lovely area. Going out for a drive or even making the short commute to work is a nice ride, […]

Running Shoes–for Your Car

November 15th, 2020 by

If you’re a runner–whether a long-distance marathon runner, a sprinter, or a casual jogger–you understand the need to take care of your feet. You know the value of a good pair of running shoes, and you’re willing to spend a little more to prevent injuries that may result from wearing substandard footwear. So if you […]

A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned: Maintaining The Car You Have

July 15th, 2020 by

Most of us heard the expression, “A penny saved is a penny earned,” shortly after we learned about the concept of money. Although it is most often attributed to Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s, the first known use of a similar phrase by George Herbert was actually about 100 years before. Either way, neither of […]