Time to Warm Up Your Car’s Heating System

September 27th, 2016
heating system

Your heating system should be checked now as the weather gets cooler to make sure it is in top shape for the upcoming winter.

As the weather cools and summer turns to fall, you may find that you’re giving your car’s air conditioning system a break. Indeed, there are some prime days for driving with the windows down still left – but soon the comfortable air of late summer will turn into the slightly chilly air of late fall. And before you know it, your car’s heating system will be pressed into service to keep you warm during the winter. Make sure, when you’re preparing your car for the fall, to check out the heating system and give it the warm up it needs so you aren’t left in the cold. Read the rest of this entry »

Prepare for Winter Driving This Fall

September 23rd, 2016
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Winter driving is coming sooner than you think. Preparing your car for winter during the fall will save you a lot of trouble.

As the leaves start to turn, school buses begin to line the early morning streets, and you reach for your jacket as you walk out the door, it becomes clearer and clearer that fall has arrived! While taking a drive is a great way to enjoy all of the beautiful colors of fall, don’t let the opportunity to prepare your car for winter driving pass you by. How can you prepare for winter driving before the first snowflakes start to fall? Read the rest of this entry »

What Does that Smoke Mean?

September 16th, 2016
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The color of smoke emitting from your car can tell you a lot about what’s wrong with your car.

Sometimes cars can emit a smoke and it can be very scary. However, it should be noted that not all smoke is going to be at the same level of threat for you and your vehicle. Today we’re going to be talking about the different kinds of smoke that could be emitted from your car’s tailpipe and what they all mean for you! Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide to Tire Alignment

September 9th, 2016

 

tire alignment

Discover the importance of tire alignment.

When you take your car into the shop for vehicle maintenance or an oil change, chances are you learn that your tires are out of their optimal alignment. While many car owners brush off tire alignment as something that is nice but not necessary, wheel alignment is absolutely required to keep your tires performing as well as possible for as long as possible. So what exactly is tire alignment and why is it so important? Read the rest of this entry »

How is Your Ignition Coil Doing?

September 2nd, 2016
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The ignition coil takes power from a car’s generator and transfers it to spark plugs, which ignites the fuel. Without a working ignition coil, a car cannot start properly.

In order to keep your car safe and running optimally, regular car maintenance is a necessity. Without it your safety, and the safety of anyone else who is regularly in your vehicle such as loved ones and friends, will be put in jeopardy. While some problems are very obvious, others are harder to notice if you do not have an expert knowledge of cars and their complex parts. To learn more about your ignition coil and how to tell if it may be causing problems and need maintenance or replacement, read on.  


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Car Maintenance: Your Paint Job

August 29th, 2016

 

car maintenance

Maintain your car’s beautiful finish with these tips.

As part of your regular car maintenance, you check your tire pressure, examine your wiper blades, and ensure that your oil doesn’t need to be changed. Beyond basic steps to keep your car in good working order, car maintenance should also include what your car looks like on the outside (even though what’s inside counts too)! Help keep your car paint looking great and protecting your car by following these five simple steps of car paint maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Car Overheating?

August 19th, 2016

coolantWe are currently in the dead, sticky, popsicle-melting, scramble-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk portion of summer in the greater Maryland area. Whether you are a sun lover or a sun shunner, your car may be struggling to get through the intense August heat. As temperatures continue to rise, make sure that your car is able to keep cool and keep you safe all summer long. An engine running too hot can do major damage to your vehicle and potentially leave you stranded. Here are some ways to prevent your car from overheating this summer with car maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »

New Car Maintenance Tips

August 12th, 2016

 

new car

Loving your new car? Here’s what you should check out before you drive.

When you buy a new car you may think you’re good to go. However, it should be noted that not all new cars are created equal. This is to say that there may be a few things you want to check into before you head out for that long road trip in your brand new car. Today we’re going to be talking about some of the things that you should have looked at when you buy a new car. Ready to get started? Here we go! Read the rest of this entry »

DIY Car Repair Can Be Dangerous   

August 5th, 2016

car repair

Make sure to contact a professional for car repair.

It’s always nice to be able to fix small issues yourself and not have the need to call in a professional. But, when it comes to something as important as your car, you should not try DIY repair. It’s dangerous, and you can actually make the problem worse.  There are the specific car repairs that you should never try on your own…

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Roadtrip Ideas for Summer

July 29th, 2016
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Ready to head out for your next roadtrip?

If you are looking for something more unique and memorable to do with your summer than a last minute staycation, or going to the same beach you’ve been going to every year since you were a small child, sink your teeth into these all american summer roadtrips. Buckle in and get set for adventure when you embrace freedom and turn a summer drive into an unforgettable adventure. Take a look at these road trip suggestions and get inspired to take your summer to the next level.


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