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.


There have been a wave of automotive recalls lately.

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Advice From Your Baltimore Mechanic on Winterizing Your Car

November 12th, 2015

With winter right around the corner, Auto Stop wanted to provide a few tips for winterizing your car.

Of course, anytime you feel like you have an issue, make sure to bring your car into our friendly Baltimore mechanics. There are a few ways you can winterize your car now, so let’s take a look at what you need to get ready for the ice and snow.


Now’s the time to start thinking about winterizing your car.

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Warning Signs That Your Car Is Having Electrical Problems

November 5th, 2015

Automotive electrical issues are a huge hassle. Because of how complex electrical systems are, if you believe your car is experiencing electrical problems it is very important to have it checked out by a reliable Baltimore repair shop. This is one fix you won’t be able to DIY! Learn more about the warning signs of electrical problems in today’s blog.


Electrical problems always come with warning signs.

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Signs That It’s Time to Say Hello to a New Car Battery

October 29th, 2015

Let’s face it: your car battery is incredibly important but you probably only notice it when something goes wrong. With winter weather coming up soon, there’s nothing worse than getting into a frigid car and realizing that your car won’t start so it is a perfect time to think about replacing your car’s battery. In today’s blog, we offer some advice about how to find out whether your car battery needs to be replaced.


Avoid hassles later on by getting a new car battery now.

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Replace These Car Parts to Improve Your Gas Mileage

October 22nd, 2015

In a difficult economy, car owners have to keep a sharp eye on their gas mileage. Most car owners don’t know, however, that there are five parts that can improve mileage. Better gas mileage means you save more money in the long term, and your car will become a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Listed below are five parts to improve your gas mileage.


Learn 5 simple tips to improve your gas mileage.

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Your Baltimore Mechanic Explains Car Vibration

October 15th, 2015

If you have ever noticed your car vibrating while you are driving, it probably caused some concern. There are a number of reasons why your car may vibrate while you drive and some are more serious than others. In today’s blog, we’ll talk about the most common causes of vibration and what you can do to fix it.


Many factors could cause your car to vibrate.

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How to Brighten Up Dull Headlights From Your Baltimore Mechanic

October 8th, 2015

Your headlights are an incredibly important safety feature. They not only allow you to more clearly see the road in front of you but they also alert other traffic to your presence. Over time, headlights can get dull and the casings become dingy and dirty, leaving your headlights less bright and much less effective than they were when they were new. Luckily, this is a quick and easy fix that you can do yourself! Read on to learn how to brighten up dull and dingy headlights.


Learn how to restore your headlights from your Baltimore mechanic.

How to Brighten Up Dull Headlights From Your Baltimore Mechanic

Restoring your dingy headlights back to their original luster is an easy job that should take less than an hour. All you need are a few simple supplies and a little bit of time. You’ll need to purchase a headlight restoration kit from your local auto repair shop, latex glove, a sponge, electrical tape, newspaper, and water.

Begin by taping off the area around your headlights so that you don’t accidentally get the solution anywhere other than your headlights. The solution is very abrasive so it’s important to keep it away from your car’s paint. You can also tape newspaper around the area if you would like to be extra cautious.

Next, read the manufacturer’s directions to use your headlight repair kit. The kit includes an abrasive compound which levels the surface of your headlights, essentially sanding it down to a smooth finish so that you will be left with a clear and transluscent result. Your kit may include a buffing wheel but if it does not then an ordinary sponge will do just fine. Be sure to wear gloves throughout this entire process as the abrasive compound can cause serious damage to your skin.

Once you have adequately buffed your headlights, all you have to do it wipe away the excess solution, remove the tape (and newspaper if you used it), and voila! Beautiful, good-as-new headlights.

If you have any questions about your headlights, please contact Auto Stop by calling 410-467-7600 or visit AutoStopLTD.com today! You can also follow Auto Stop on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Our mechanics are highly trained and use state-of-the-art Automotive diagnostic equipment to pinpoint your particular issues, repair it, and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We promise to diagnose your auto repair problems in an honest and professional manner and all of our work is 100% guaranteed!

Auto Stop is your local auto repair shop, serving the Baltimore metro area. We are A+ accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We are also an ARI Fleet repair center for all Fleet Repairs.

What Your Check Engine Light Might Mean

October 2nd, 2015

It’s always a little bit scary when a dashboard light goes on. Your check engine light can mean a variety of things and unfortunately it can only be properly diagnosed by a trip to your Baltimore mechanic. However, there are some common tricks and tips that can help you identify why your check engine light has decided to light up. Learn more about what it might mean and what you can do in this week’s blog.


Your check engine light could mean a number of things.

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Getting Your Car Ready For Winter From Your Baltimore Mechanic

September 24th, 2015

It may be hard to think about now, but winter is approaching and it’s a good time to start thinking about getting your car ready for winter weather. Colder temperatures can wreak havoc on your car so it is important to get your care prepped for winter by a trustworthy Baltimore mechanic. Read on for tips on what you should do to get your car ready for winter.


Winter weather is coming soon. Is your car ready?

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5 Signs Your Transmission Needs Servicing

September 18th, 2015

Transmission problems are ne of the most expensive repairs a car will require but ignoring the signs that your car is in trouble will only make the problem worse, potentially creating an unsafe driving environment. Ensure your safety and that of your loved ones by learning how to recognize the signs that it’s time to take in your car for a checkup. Learn more from your Baltimore mechanic, below.


Learn about the warning signs for transmission troubles.

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