Engine Replacement: A Guide to Buying a Used Engine 

August 27th, 2015

Sometimes you can get a very good deal buying a used engine, but as we all know, sometimes deals are too good to be true.

Your engine is the life source of your car, so it’s important to find a reliable solution when you need an engine replacement. Since you aren’t buying car engines everyday, how do you know what to look for?

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Do you know what to look for in a used engine?

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Car Noises: 5 Problem Sounds You Need to Fix

August 18th, 2015

If you constantly hear strange car noises while you’re driving, your vehicle is trying to tell you that it may need a repair.

If you let problems persist too long, you are going to feel it in your wallet when small problems turn into big issues. Below are five car noises that suggest you need to see a mechanic immediately.

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Hearing a strange car noise? Your best bet is to get it checked out.

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Why is My Steering Wheel Vibrating?

August 14th, 2015

We’ve all experienced this at one time or another over the lifetime of a car. You’re driving down the highway when all of a sudden you start to feel the steering wheel vibrating. Or maybe you’re braking and the wheel starts to vibrate. No matter when it happens, a vibrating steering wheel is a sign of a problem with your vehicle.

Fortunately, a good mechanic in Baltimore can diagnose the reason behind your steering wheel vibration and fix the underlying problem. All you have to do is bring your car in! Until then, here are a few common causes of steering wheel vibrations.

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Is your steering wheel vibrating? Find out why.

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Do I Need to Replace My Shocks and Struts?

August 7th, 2015

Shocks and struts are what keep your car from bouncing around over every inch of uneven road. They keep your ride smooth and enjoyable. Of course like every part of your car, they will one day wear out and need to be replace. So what are the signs that this needs to happen? And how do these parts work anyway? Your Baltimore mechanic has the answers in this week’s blog.

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How do you know when it’s time to replace your shocks and struts?

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How to Jump Start a Car

July 30th, 2015

Every car owner will face the universal problem of having to jump start their car at some point, but it’s not as simple as just connecting jumper cables to random components in your car.

You may find a person who is kind enough to offer assistance, but does their battery offer as much voltage as your own?  What are some of the most important tips for jump starting your car?

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Do you know how to jump start your car?

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How to Prepare Your Car for an Emissions Test 

July 22nd, 2015

It’s inevitable that you have to deal with an emissions test as a car owner, but things can go much more smoothly when you are properly prepared.

An emissions test is important because it helps to keep air clean and makes sure your car is in the right shape to reduce pollution. Let’s review how you can prepare for an emissions test.

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How can you get your car ready for an emissions test?

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4 Car Battery Care Tips

July 16th, 2015

Mother Nature can wear us down with heat, but your car battery can also feel the burn in the summer.

Most people believe that car batteries suffer performance issues in the winter, but the Car Care Council says that the summer heat can cause serious issues to your battery. Let’s take a look at how you can maintain your car battery care in any season.

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How can you take better care of your car’s battery?

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Exhaust Color: What Your Car’s Exhaust is Telling You 

July 6th, 2015

The color of your car’s exhaust can help you identity a variety of issues or potential problems with your vehicle.

There are a lot of misconceptions about what the color of exhaust smoke actually means, however, so it’s always safest to work with a mechanic to identify specific issues. If you’re having performance issues with your car, what can exhaust color tell you about your car?

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What does the exhaust color of your car mean?

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Do I Need to Replace My Car’s Water Pump?

July 2nd, 2015

The water pump is a small part with a big job. This part of the engine is what circulates the coolant through the engine to keep it cool. If the water pump fails, the engine will overheat. So it’s important for your water pump to be in good shape.

Fortunately, water pumps do tend to last a long time. But, it’s important to know the signs of a failing water pump, so you can replace it before any problems start. Learn more about your car’s water pump and the signs that it might need to be replaced, in our blog.

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This is your car’s water pump.

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Should I Use Synthetic Oil in My Car?

June 26th, 2015

Wondering whether you should use synthetic oil in your car? Will synthetic oil improve your car’s performance? Is it worth the extra money? The answers to these questions, and more, are in our blog.

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Synthetic or conventional?

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