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How To Drive Safely During Spring Rains

Ah, Spring! With the change in temperatures come Spring Rains. Sometimes those rains are light, warm, and breezy. Other times, you could be stuck in a torrential downpour. Do you know how to drive safely during the rains of Spring? If you’re uncertain, here are a few helpful driving tips. Make sure your tires are in good condition. How do your tires look? Do they have plenty of tread?  Are they showing signs of even or uneven wear? Are your tires properly inflated? If you answer yes to all of these questions, chances are very good your tires are in good condition. If you aren’t sure, you can bring your vehicle into The Shop VA in Richmond for a safety check. Know how to react when you hydroplane. Hydroplaning is when your vehicle’s tires lose contact with the road because they’re floating on water. This happens when water pools on the road or during a heavy rain. When you feel your vehicle start to hydroplane, immediately remove your foot off the gas ped ... read more

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What is STEP Program BMW Training and Why Is It Important?

What is STEP Program BMW Training and Why Is It Important?

Since we are BMW fanatics at The Shop VA, our auto mechanics are trained at the STEP Program that focuses on BMW auto repair. Clients from Richmond, North Chesterfield, and Midlothian stay with us year after year because of our commitment to having a team that is highly qualified in the automotive field. What exactly do our technicians at The Shop VA focus on with their intensive training at the STEP Program? At the STEP Program, our auto mechanics learn how to use the highest quality diagnostic systems that The Shop VA utilizes. The technicians are taught BMW-approved procedures to service the vehicle’s battery and charging, starting, and electronic systems. They also learn about BMW's latest engine models and the following: Perform chassis service procedures Learn BMW-approved brake service procedures. Gain proficiency in advanced wheel balancing equipment, alignment, strut removal, and installations. The Shop VA is committed to giving their employees the best training ... read more

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