Chandler & Sons Automotive

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At Chandler & Sons Automotive in Sterling, VA we understand that trust is earned. We would like to earn yours. We offer a variety of automotive services and repairs. All our work is performed using quality parts and equipment, and the work is done by technicians who are highly trained and certified. Serving Sterling, we pride ourselves on providing our customers the best automotive repair experience possible, including excellent workmanship, service and a fair price. Give us a call, or stop by, and let us earn your business and your trust.

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost ...
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Don’t Let Your Car Gobble up Your Hard-Earned Money - Be Car Care Aware

While you’re busy preparing for another holiday season, don’t let car care take a back seat. Neglected auto care almost always means much higher costs down the road in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value.

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The Meanings Behind 15 Symbols On Your Car's Dashboard

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When something goes wrong with your car or if a feature you should know about gets activated, a signal funnels through the electrical system and into the dashboard. This illuminates a hieroglyphic, and these cover a wide range of issues—some of which may be serious. Here are the meanings behind 15...

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My yearly trip to Las Vegas for SEMA and AAPEX. Keeping up with what is new and appreciating the old.

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11/01/2019
Distracted Driving | AAA Exchange

Visual and mental attention is key to safe driving, yet many in-vehicle technologies can cause drivers to lose sight and focus of the road ahead. Hands-free, voice-command features and other interactive technologies increasingly common in new vehicles may create visual and mental distractions that unintentionally provide motorists with a false sense of security about their safety behind the wheel.

Distracted driving is the act of operating a vehicle without your full attention focused on the physical, mental and psychological demands of driving.

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Often, we don’t think about what we need in an emergency situation until we’re in one. Whether you have a flat tire or another roadside emergency, you should have the following items in your car.

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Here are a few tips on how to deal with aggressive drivers, plus helpful hints to reduce your own stress while driving.
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Here are a few tips on how to deal with aggressive drivers, plus helpful hints to reduce your own stress while driving.

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October is Fall Car Care Month, the ideal time of the year to pay special attention to that vehicle you depend on so muc...
10/04/2019
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What’s That Smell Coming From My Car’s Engine?

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If you get a whiff of any of these scents under the hood, it’s wise to take action.

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7 Fall Driving Safety Tips

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Fall driving can be tricky due to changing weather, wet leaves, wet roads and shorter days. Here are some tips on how to drive safely.

Are you a severe driver? Normal driving is defined as steady driving in non-extreme weather or environments, so for most...
09/16/2019
Take Action to Reduce Effects of Severe Driving - Be Car Care Aware

Are you a severe driver? Normal driving is defined as steady driving in non-extreme weather or environments, so for most motorists today, being a severe driver is more the rule than the exception.

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One of the things that car owners dread is finding out that they cannot start their vehicles when they are rushing for a...
09/06/2019
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One of the things that car owners dread is finding out that they cannot start their vehicles when they are rushing for an appointment. While there can be a host of issues as to why the engine doesn’t want to turn over, one of the most common culprits is a dead battery.

Are you unable to start your vehicle? Here are 8 answers to the question, what can drain a car battery when it’s off? Read more.

The average age of vehicles on the road is rising, and as cars get older, they need more service and repair. The non-pro...
08/30/2019
Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

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08/26/2019
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We’ve all heard a handful of funny laws that make you wonder the backstory of its creation. For instance, did you know it’s illegal to stick an ice cream cone in your back post in Alabama and Georgia? This was to prevent thieves from luring away other people’s horses.

Do you know the crazy, funny and downright weird driving laws in your state? Read through this handy guide before your next big American road trip.

It’s back-to-school time and the Car Care Council wants to help families get their vehicles ready for car pools, playdat...
08/16/2019
Getting Your Car Ready for School - Be Car Care Aware

It’s back-to-school time and the Car Care Council wants to help families get their vehicles ready for car pools, playdates, soccer games and more. An informative new video from the non-profit organization provides motorists a with a five-point checklist to be performed before the start of the school year.

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What Does the Check Engine Light Really Mean?

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Consumer Reports tells you what the check engine light means and what you should do when you see it. Learn how to determine whether your car has a loose gas cap—or a serious engine problem.

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While getting a drivers license is an exciting rite-of-passage for teens, it can make a parent frantic—with good reason.
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Safety tips for teen drivers | III

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Spark Plugs Need to Be Replaced Periodically - Be Car Care Aware

That little engine part called the spark plug performs a huge job in delivering a vehicle’s power, performance, dependability, and fuel efficiency and, according to the non-profit Car Care Council, should be replaced periodically.

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Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip.
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Automobile History

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Maintaining a vehicle’s tires is essential to maximize tire life and ensure safety on the road. There is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week in May to start checking tire pressure and condition regularly, says the Car Care Council.

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Summer’s high temperatures can take a toll on everyone – and everything, including your car.
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Summer Tips to Help Your Car Beat the Heat | AAA Exchange

Summer’s high temperatures can take a toll on everyone – and everything, including your car.

Extreme summertime temperatures can cause car damage and breakdowns. Be prepared to beat the heat with these tips from AAA.

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05/10/2019
How to Save Money at the Gas Pump

We’re so glad to have you as a member. You now have access to benefits that can help you choose right, be safe and stay informed.

Even though prices are expected to rise significantly, you can still find ways to save money on gas using these tips from Consumer Reports.

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Service Your Car

Having the proper tire pressure is a crucial safety issue. Next, to the brakes, the tires are the most important safety devices on your car.

If you have no known problems with your tires, check your vehicle's tire pressure seasonally or before you head off on a road trip.

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This year Easter, Passover and spring break are the same weekend. Here are some tips that can help you avoid delays on the ground or in the air.

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04/12/2019
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We've planned 10 week-long road trips with routes, must-stops and where to stay along the way.

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Putting Off Car Care? Stop Stalling - Be Car Care Aware

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. With National Car Care Month in April upon us, the non-profit Car Care Council suggests you stop stalling and get your vehicle serviced today.

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. With National Car Care Month in April upon us, the non-profit Car Care Council suggests you stop s...

Historic Concept Cars, Part I: Yesteryear’s Cars of Tomorrow - Historic Vehicle Association (HVA)
03/29/2019
Historic Concept Cars, Part I: Yesteryear’s Cars of Tomorrow - Historic Vehicle Association (HVA)

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Millions of Americans recognize that dogs are wonderful companions and often bring their favorite furry friend along on road trips, day trips and day-to-day errands. However, in a vehicle, this can mean added distractions for the driver and added dangers for all passengers, including pets.

Keep your pets safe while driving with these tips from AAA.

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Hit a Pothole? Look for These Warning Signs - Be Car Care Aware

Hitting a pothole with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment.

Hitting a pothole with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. The non-profit Car Care Council urges motorists to watch for three warning signs to help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged their vehicle. Loss of control, swaying when making routi...

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02/08/2019
How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

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Consumer Reports shows you how to avoid some of the most common car-seat installation mistakes and offers advice on how to fix a potentially dangerous issue.

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02/01/2019
How to Get the Most Out of Your Car's Heater

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Winter is here, so it's time to understand how to maximize your car's heater to keep you comfortable and safe. Consumer Reports explains.

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01/28/2019
10 Signs Your Vehicle Has Pothole Damage - Dhillon Automotive Group

Potholes in Winnipeg can easily become your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a roadway’s surface can seriously harm a car’s ride control system.

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Address

45977 Old Ox Rd
Sterling, VA
20166

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 437-7300

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