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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What to Do If Your Car Overheats

June 19th, 2015

So you’re driving along when all of a sudden you notice the temperature gauge needle start to rise. What do you do? Having your car overheat can be a nerve-wracking experience, but if you know what to do, you should be able to get out of the situation safely. Learn more about what to do if you car overheats in our blog.

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Learn what to do if your car overheats.

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Summer Car Care Tips

June 12th, 2015

Summertime is here and it’s time for fun. Whether you are trying to show of your ride around town or getting ready for vacations and road trips to the beach it is important to keep your car cool for the summer. Check out some these car care tips for the summer.

Summer car care tips to keep you cool.

Car care tips to keep you moving this summer.

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How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

June 5th, 2015

Summer is almost here, which means lots of families are getting ready for summer vacation. If you’re driving to your destination, it’s important to make sure your car is ready for your road trip. The last thing you want is for your vacation to be ruined by a broken down vehicle.

So how can you get your car ready for an upcoming road trip? There are a number of things you should do. Some of them you can do yourself, and others should be done by a mechanic. One of the most important things to remember about preparing your car for a road trip is you should always bring your car into the shop at least one week before you leave. This will ensure there’s time to fix any problems if something comes up. Keep on reading to learn how to prepare your car for your upcoming summer road trip and vacation!

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Get your car ready for your summer vacation!

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Tire Tips: Get Your Tires Rotated and Wheels Aligned in Baltimore

May 29th, 2015

When was the last time you got your tires rotated or wheels aligned in Baltimore? If you’re not sure, then there’s a good chance it’s time to do so. Not sure why you should get your tires rotated and wheels aligned? There are lots of good reasons to do so! Taking care of your tires can do everything from lengthen their lifespan to improve your gas mileage. Learn more in our tire tips blog.

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Take a tire tip from Auto Stop: get your tires rotated and your wheels aligned in Baltimore! Your car will thank you for it.

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