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Clarksville, MD

12411 Clarksville Pike
(410) 531-6116

Columbia, MD

6810 Oak Hall Lane
(410) 381-1124

Gaithersburg, MD

19300 Woodfield Rd
(301) 963-0660

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3 Myths about Manual Transmissions

February 22, 2017

We’ve all heard the arguments about whether manuals or automatics are better overall vehicles. Trust us when we say we’ve had a few of these arguments ourselves. Today, we’d like to clear up 3 myths about manual transmissions to help everyone understand what facts are true and false in this ongoing debate. Myth 1: Better […]

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Should My Tire Pressure Change with the Weather?

February 17, 2017

A vehicle’s tire needs to maintain a proper amount of air pressure for safe driving conditions. If you have a newer vehicle with a tire pressure sensor, you may notice an alarm saying you have a flat tire on a cold morning and then as the day progresses the warning light disappears. This is due […]

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Why is My Car Exhaust Rattling?

February 9, 2017

Have you noticed the exhaust on your vehicle making a rattling noise? There are a lot of potential reasons your car exhaust could be rattling, but it is predominantly caused by loose parts. Here are the various areas to check when trying to figure out why your car exhaust is rattling. Loose Support Bracket or […]

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Is Car Maintenance Different from Model to Model?

February 3, 2017

When comparing cars, one common descriptor used is the “model” of the car. The model of a car is the name given to the car by a particular manufacturer—commonly referred to as the “make”. So, when comparing two different car makers, the car maintenance can be very different; but is car maintenance different from model […]

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Is My Car’s Exhaust Leaking?

January 26, 2017

Not all exhaust leaks are equal. While some can be seen, and others can definitely be heard, there are some leaks which you will not be able to see or hear at all. Regardless of the type of exhaust leak, it’s important you know all the ways to tell whether your car’s exhaust is leaking […]

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Do I need a New Fuel Pump?

January 16, 2017

The fuel pump is an important part of your vehicle’s ability to run properly. Without a properly functioning fuel pump, gas will literally not be pumped from the fuel tank into the engine itself. As you can see, without a fuel pump you have no running vehicle. So then, how will you know if you […]

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Do I Need to use Premium Gas?

January 13, 2017

You’ve just purchased a new car and you want to make sure you do everything in your power to keep it in premium condition as long as possible. From top of the line oil to regular maintenance appointments to regular washing and waxing, you are maintaining it to the best of your ability. But what […]

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Common Flat Tire Causes and How to Avoid Them

January 6, 2017

Do you often get a flat tire and recently begun to wonder why this is always happening to you? There are some common flat tire causes which, once you’re aware of them, you can avoid. Driving on the Shoulder The main road will be mostly clean of sharp debris, but if you venture too far […]

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Do I Need to Warm Up my Car in Winter?

December 15, 2016

We’ve all been told countless times that we need to let the car warm up before driving it on exceptionally cold days, but is that really the case? For years this was a normal driving practice, because it was a necessary step for the health of your car’s engine. Something changed in the 90’s however, […]

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Common Car Electrical Issues and their Causes

November 22, 2016

  Car problems are never something car owners want to deal with, but some common car problems can be quickly diagnosed and resolved if owners know what to look for. Many car issues are simply electrical issues that need to be fixed for the car to function properly. Let’s take a look at some common […]

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