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Matt Says: Consider General Grabber HTS60 Tires

Posted by Matt McMurray on May 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

One of my favorite tires that I sell is the General Grabber HTS 60. If you drive a Truck, SUV, or a Crossover Vehicle, then this is a good choice for you. In fact, I have a set on our company’s Chevrolet Suburban. The Grabber HTS is a good looking, long wearing and quiet all season highway tire that's perfect for wet and light snow conditions.

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Introducing Goodyear Tires at Campus Automotive

Posted by Matt McMurray on Apr 15, 2016 5:32:20 PM

I am pleased to announce that we have just become a Goodyear Authorized Tire Dealer. Goodyear is the number one tire brand in North America and one of the last great American companies. In fact, it's one of only two tire manufacturers still American owned, and located in Akron, Ohio.

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MAACO Blacksburg - From Body Work to Detailing

Posted by Matt McMurray on Apr 8, 2016 11:47:43 AM

As many of you may know, we just opened a brand new MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting Center right next door to Campus Automotive. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Collision repairs
  • Auto painting 
  • Paintless dent Repair
  • Detailing 
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Matt Says: Change Your Timing Belt On Time – Or Ahead Of Schedule

Posted by Matt McMurray on Mar 18, 2016 1:38:23 PM

Almost every problem that your car can experience will present symptoms to let you know that something is about to go wrong. Almost. When your timing belt goes bad, it usually just breaks, and that’s not good. 

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Matt Says: Change Your Power Steering Fluid Every 30,000 Miles

Posted by Matt McMurray on Feb 24, 2016 4:31:56 PM

There’s a lot of information online about what you should and shouldn’t do to take care of your car. Most of the bad information, I just shake my head at and move on. But yesterday I saw an article where someone was saying that it was not only unnecessary, but possibly DANGEROUS to change your power steering fluid. That one needs to be addressed.

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Matt Says: Dead Battery? Skip The Auto Store Brands

Posted by Matt McMurray on Feb 16, 2016 5:58:20 PM

With most car repairs – and yes, changing a dead battery is a repair – drivers are usually most concerned about price and how quickly they can get back behind the wheel. Stores like Advance Auto Parts and AutoZone are well aware of this so they sell batteries at good prices and offer to install them for you on the spot, sending you back out on the road happy as can be in a matter of minutes.

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Many Thanks to The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Matt McMurray on Dec 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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Matt Says: Be Safe During Your Holiday Travels

Posted by Matt McMurray on Dec 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Did you know that the average one-way distance of a family holiday road trip is 275 miles? And in many parts of the country, that means driving amidst snow, fog, freezing rain, and perhaps most dangerous of all, other holiday travelers.

No matter where you're headed, we want you to have a safe trip so we've compiled these tips to keep you safe on the road:

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Matt Says: Change Your Differential Oil Every 30,000 Miles

Posted by Matt McMurray on Nov 13, 2015 1:27:25 PM


Changing the differential oil is one of the most over-looked maintenance tasks on many light SUVs, trucks, and 4WD vehicles. Some say that's because the differential is at the rear of the car where it's out of sight out of mind, rather than up front with the rest of the engine where it would get a little more attention. Regardless of the reason, changing the differential oil can save you big headaches in the future.

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Matt Says: Wash Your Car Regularly and Wax It At Least Once A Season

Posted by Matt McMurray on Sep 25, 2015 2:14:00 PM


It’s hard to ignore a beautiful shiny car. New or used cars – it doesn’t matter, you can turn some heads, but you can also extend the life of your car’s exterior with a little TLC.  Now sure, you can take your car to a drive thru car wash for a couple dollars or you can pay $100 or more for a thorough cleaning and detailing, but where’s the satisfaction in that?

This article is for everyone who loves their car and the feeling of backing away from it after that last drying swipe to see it in all of it’s sparkling brilliance. That’s time well spent. 

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Winter - Such As It Was - Is Over!

Get your vehicle ready for spring.

Spring in the New River Valley means hiking, brewery and winery tours, camping, golf, road trips, and more. Each of those activities has one thing in common - you need your car to be in good shape to get you there. Even as uneventful as this winter was, don't underestimate the long term effects of colder temperatures and occasional slush on your car. Let us help you get your car ready for the road.

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