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Does Your Engine Have the Right Dance Partner?

Engines need motor oil, but they need the correct motor oil — one that protects them while operating. Because anything less than that means you’re driving toward serious and expensive repairs.  Motor oil quality in North America has fallen behind engine development, notably with the introduction of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (TGDI) engines. If you own a BMW, MINI or Mercedes vehicles, chances are you have a GDI or TGDI engine. Here’s what The Shop VA believes you need to know.   Smaller, More Powerful, Turbocharged Engines Are Now the Norm Fifteen years ago, most automakers began shifting engine production to GDI, and more recently, to TGDI powerplants. Both engine types are downsized, but more powerful, more fuel efficient, and exhaust fewer emissions. So why the shift? First, the engines greatly help automakers to meet the challenging 2025 regulatory fuel economy requirement for 54.5 mpg. In ... read more

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Top Summer Road Trips Around Richmond

Touch Your Roots and Free Your Soul Four Richmond-based road trips to dazzle your visitors   Richmond, Virginia  — located in the crux of American history and culture — is within the day trip to explore on your own, or with visitors and friends. From scenic parkways to historical landmarks and living museums, to sand and surf, to our nation’s capital, so many delightful sojourns await the curious. If I had company coming to Richmond for the first time, here’s are four very different day trips I’d plan to wow them: Mix and Mall It Trek — Make this road trip an overnighter. Head out of Richmond on I-95 to Fredericksburg — you know, the town where George Washington grew up and slept — and book a B&B for the night. Park at the train station and switch travel modes to ride the rails to Union Station in Washington, D.C., which is a short hop, skip or jaunt over to the National Mall — America’s most-visited national ... read more

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Best Local Motorsports Events Near Richmond, VA

Best Local Motorsports Events Near Richmond, VA

If you live near or around Richmond, North Chesterfield, and Midlothian and have an interest in motorsports, the team of auto mechanics at The Shop VA is happy to give you some suggestions. Not only are we unmatched in auto repair, but we also offer quality customer service and go above and beyond to satisfy our clients. Two raceways that the team of auto mechanics at The Shop VA recommend for motorsports are: Dominion Raceway - This is a motorsport complex in Thornburg, Virginia. It has an oval track racing on the 4/10 mile oval tracks on a course that’s 2 miles. Richmond International Raceway - Known as “America’s short track,” Richmond Raceway is a track located outside of Richmond, Virginia. It’s a D-shape asphalt track that hosts the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In the past, they’ve hosted USAC, IndyCar Series, and Camping World Truck Series race. The Shop VA wants our clients to feel comfortable asking us for suggestions about car-related events n ... read more

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