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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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What to do Next if Car Fails MD Emissions Test

June 20, 2018

Vehicles in Maryland are subject to emissions testing every couple of years. The test only takes a few minutes, and if your car is in good working condition, you are likely to pass. But what happens if you’ve failed the MD emissions test? The first step to getting your vehicle to pass emissions testing is […]

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What is a Great Vehicle Lifespan?

June 13, 2018

We all purchase vehicles with the hope that they will last us a long time. The lifespan of your vehicle depends on many things, a lot of which you personally have a direct effect on. Average Life Expectancy The average life expectancy of a vehicle is generally around 10-12 years or about 150,000 miles. Of […]

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6 Common Stalled Car Culprits

June 5, 2018

Car troubles usually come up unexpectedly, leaving you stranded on the side of the road unable to get to where you’re going. A common vehicle problem is engine stalling and unfortunately, there isn’t just one cause. If your car’s engine stalls, there are a number of possible culprits: Culprit #1 – Faulty Electrical Wiring Electrical […]

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Here’s Why Your Car’s Exhaust is Rattling

May 30, 2018

The muffler on your vehicle has two main functions: to help direct exhaust gasses out of the engine and to reduce the noise made by your vehicle’s exhaust system that is directed from the exhaust ports to the exhaust pipes. Many common issues with your car’s exhaust can be diagnosed simply by listening for new […]

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What is an Engine Coolant Sensor?

May 23, 2018

An engine coolant sensor measures the temperature of the engine’s coolant and it attached to your engine’s cylinder head. Why is this sensor important and why does coolant temperature matter? Let’s learn more about this important automotive feature!   The engine coolant temperature sensor, or ECT, is an engine management system sensor used to monitor […]

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The Ultimate Road Trip Safety Checklist

May 16, 2018

Road trips are a blast for the whole family. With proper planning before you head out on your journey you can ensure your safety and the safety of everyone traveling with you. For starters, here is an ultimate road trip safety checklist to help: The Checklist Clean the inside of your car so riders will […]

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The Pros and Cons of Leasing vs. Owning a Car

May 9, 2018

When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you’re faced with a big decision: should you lease or buy? If the answer was cut-and-dry there probably wouldn’t be the option to lease. Which begs the question, should you lease your car vs. own it? Here are the pros and cons of leasing vs. owning […]

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Surviving Your Teen’s Driver’s Education

May 3, 2018

Having a teenager is stressful. Add driving lessons on top of that and you are bound to experience some anxiety. There are some things you can put in place however to help you remain calm. Let’s look at the top eight things you can do to make driving with your teenager less stressful for you, […]

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Should I Buy a New or Used Car?

April 25, 2018

Buying a new car is a huge investment and a huge decision. Going into your purchase with all the facts and as much information as possible is essential. Should you buy new or used? There are pros and cons to both new and used cars, and which is the best car for you and your […]

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Door Ajar Light Stays On

April 20, 2018

You’ve checked every door on your car, and the door ajar light still stays on, brightly lit on your car’s dash. Frustrating, right? Let’s take a look at what this particular sensor does and what can cause it to break. The door ajar sensor is relatively straightforward in its purpose: it recognizes when a door […]

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