How Do I Know Whether I’m Getting a Good Deal on a Used Car?

February 4th, 2016

Let’s face it: Buying a car is a stressful experience. When you need a new car, it’s usually a task that can’t wait so along with the stress of spending thousands of dollars at one time, you also probably have to do it under time pressure. When choosing a used car, it can sometimes feel like a roll of the dice as to whether you’re getting a good deal. Well, your Baltimore mechanic is here to help! In today’s blog, learn the basics of buying a used car that you can count on.

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Buying a used car can be daunting.


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Winter Weather Can Wreak Havoc On Your Wheel Alignment

January 28th, 2016

Now that blizzard Jonas has come and gone, leaving Baltimore under more snow than the city’s ever seen, we think it’s safe to say that winter has officially arrived in the region. Unfortunately, snowplows are about to wreak havoc on city streets, creating hazardous conditions for many drivers. Large potholes can cause serious damage to your car and quickly throw your wheel alignment out of whack. Learn more in this week’s blog, below.

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It’s probably time for a wheel alignment.


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Help, My Car Won’t Start! Your Baltimore Mechanic Explains Possible Causes

January 21st, 2016

There is absolutely nothing worse than going outside in the freezing cold to warm up your car, only to realize that the engine won’t turn over. Okay, it’s never fun when your car won’t start no matter the weather, but it always seems to happen at the very worst time. There are a number of reasons why your car might not start so you’ll probably need to get it checked out by your Baltimore mechanic, but in today’s blog we offer a few insights into what the problem might be.

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It’s a real headache when your car won’t start.

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Your Baltimore Mechanic Explains 3 Warning Signs of Major Car Trouble

January 14th, 2016

Unless you’ve got a tailpipe dragging behind you or smoke billowing out of your engine, it can be difficult to know whether your car is having trouble. Some problems may seem to spring up out of nowhere when, in fact, there have probably been warning signs building up over the course of months. While we don’t want to make you paranoid that your car is about to fall apart, in today’s blog we offer signs on the warning signs that you should definitely be keeping an eye out for.

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Have you noticed these signs of car trouble?

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3 Car Maintenance Services You Should Probably Have Done Right Now

January 8th, 2016

Let’s face it: It can be hard to keep up with routine car maintenance. Your car has certain requirements after a certain number of miles and remembering to take it in on schedule can be a headache. If your behind on car maintenance, we understand. It happens to the best of us. But if it’s been awhile since you showed your car some love, then it will likely need a few upgrades. Here are the top 3 you should consider.

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Bring your car into your Baltimore mechanic for routine maintenance now!

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

December 31st, 2015

From continuous snowfall that blankets the roadways, to freezing rain that creates black ice, to vast amounts of intense fog and below-freezing temperatures, winter weather can wreak havoc for drivers. Below are some safety tips for you to follow to make sure you and your family and friends, as well as your vehicle, are safe on the road this winter.

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In winter, driving safety becomes even more important.

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How to Choose the Right Winter Tires

December 16th, 2015

If you live in a region with consistently harsh winter conditions, your car will definitely benefit from snow tires. Harsh winter conditions include temperatures below 45 degrees, consistent snowfall, frequently frozen roads, and distinct elevation changes. Winterizing your car will make it handle better and be safer in winter conditions. There are many things to consider when purchasing a winter tire. These include vehicle, terrain, budget, and driver preferences.

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Winter tires keep you safer.


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What’s the Deal With Winter Gas? Your Baltimore Mechanic Explains

December 10th, 2015

Did you know that there are around 20 different blends of gasoline? While it may seem like gas is gas when you’re filling up at the station, these blends are actually carefully formulated for different seasons in different states. Learn more about winter gas in today’s blog.

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All gas is not created equal.

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Winter Automotive Safety Tips from Your Baltimore Mechanic

December 3rd, 2015

Winter will officially begin on December 22nd but as the weather begins to cool down, it’s a great time to start thinking about winter automotive safety. Cold, ice, and salt can all wreak havoc on your car so it is important to take some precautionary measures to prevent damage and ensure that you are driving safely. Learn more about what you should do now in today’s blog.

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Follow our winter automotive safety tips to stay safe this season.

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What You Need to Know About Automotive Recalls

November 19th, 2015

The recent news that Volkswagon installed special equipment into some of their diesel cars, trucks, and SUVs in order to cheat emissions tests has shaken up the world. Unfortunately, VW isn’t the only major automotive retailer who has come under scrutiny this year for selling a product that’s not up to snuff. Learn about the automotive recalls you need to know about from this year.

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There have been a wave of automotive recalls lately.

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