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Safety Series: Engine Overheat



One thing is for sure.  Checkered Flag fans are getting excited for summer!

We're back once again with a season full of tips to keep your travels safe and your summer driving enjoyable.

Already, our Hampton Roads weather has been sporadic-to say the least.  Crazy hot and humid days are followed by spectacular firework-like lightning storms.  This past month we had temps…
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Men vs. Women: The Oil Change



Did you know you can bring any vehicle to ANY of our Checkered Flag service centers for maintenance? 

That's right.  Need an inspection, tire rotation, or an oil change?   Stop by one of our Virginia Beach or Norfolk service centers. 

Now, if you are participating in a brand-specific maintenance program, such as Toyota Care or BMW Maintenance, you will need to contact your "home" service department before visiting a different location.  Call (757)490-1111 for all Checkered Flag service center information.

Some things in life are just too funny to keep to one's self.  I hope you enjoy…
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Closures along I-264 starting this evening

Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  There are a couple of ramp closures happening along I-264 starting tonight.

Work will close ramps on I-264 for a few nights
The Virginian-Pilot
May 30, 2014 
   

Construction work will close ramps on Interstate 264 overnight, starting Sunday.

Crews will perform concrete patchwork on the I-264 eastbound on ramp at Campostella Road and the I-264 eastbound and westbound on ramp lanes at Ballentine Boulevard, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation news release. Work is slated for 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Only one ramp will be closed at a…
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What does "totaled vehicle" really mean?



Unfortunately, last year, my husband's beloved truck was hit by an irresponsible driver.  After a few days, we got the call that the truck was considered totaled.  The damage did not "look" so bad, and we were completely caught off-guard. 

Of course, there was a silver lining to that awful time.  Soon, we will were back at Checkered Flag shopping for a new four-wheeled addition…
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Virginia boy crushes world record for running



Checkered Flag fans will be proud of this little guy.  Virginia boy, Reinhardt Harrison has just crushed an important world record at only 10-years-old.

Virginia 10-year-old sets half-marathon record
Reinhardt Harrison is no casual runner when it comes to road racing.

"Running is his passion," Dennis Harrison told ABC News while discussing his son.

Besides being his passion, it might be his ticket to stardom at some point down the road.

On May 25, Reinhardt set what is believed to be a world record for the fastest half-marathon by a 10-year-old when he clocked 1 hour, 35 minutes, 2 seconds…
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