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Clarksville, MD

12411 Clarksville Pike
(410) 531-6116

Columbia, MD

6810 Oak Hall Lane
(410) 381-1124


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Hillmuth Blog

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 […]


Fall Car Maintenance Checklist

October 18, 2016

With each season change it is important to go over a checklist to ensure your car is in good shape for the upcoming months. This is especially important during the spring and fall, when the environmental changes are the most extreme, transitioning from cold to hot, and hot to cold. In the fall there are […]


How is Servicing a Hybrid Car Different than a Standard One?

September 15, 2016

All cars need to be serviced regularly, whether they are electric, hybrid, or traditional gasoline fueled engines. The question is, how do these regular check ups differ? Does one type of car need more frequent service than the others, and what are the costs like? Many people assume that hybrid cars require more service than […]


How to Help My Car See 300,000 Miles, and More!

August 17, 2016

A car is a huge investment, and naturally you want to make that investment last as long as possible. Many cars make it to 300,000 miles and beyond with proper care and maintenance. Ideal maintenance and care means a lot more than regular oil changes, but also includes putting the time and effort into keeping […]


How to Save Gas this Summer

July 15, 2016

Summertime means long weekends, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and days spent soaking in the sun. Unfortunately, it also means increased gas prices, and more miles on your car. Despite rising gas prices and increased travel during the summer, there are things you can do to lower the amount you are spending in […]


Milestone Maintenance – Why it’s so Important

June 13, 2016

Car issues are never convenient and never welcome, but they do happen. Fortunately there are steps you can take to prevent a lot of common car problems! With routine maintenance your car can keep going for miles and miles with very few issues during its lifespan. Having your engine checked on a regular basis and […]


Common Preventable Car Problems

May 13, 2016

No one has time to be stranded on the side of the road with a broken down car, or for their car to be in the shop for days on end. Many common car problems are easily preventable, with just a little bit of foresight and maintenance. With proper care your car can last you […]


Is it Worth Repairing Your Old Car?

April 11, 2016

If you are like most people who can’t afford to live in an endless lease or buy a new car every few years, one day you will face this dilemma: Should I repair or not? This often happens when something breaks. You go to your Maryland auto repair shop and get a repair estimate that […]


5 Factors Affecting the Speed of Auto Repairs

March 14, 2016

One of the reasons many people delay auto repairs and routine maintenance is because it’s hard to find the time for it. Even if you just need to get new tires, this could mean taking time off work, swapping vehicles with your spouse and all sorts of other inconveniences. And that’s just a simple tire […]


What to Do if Your Tire Pressure Light Comes On

February 15, 2016

February is traditionally one of the coldest months in Maryland, which usually means snow and sharp temperature fluctuations. It could be raining in the morning and freezing cold at night. Meanwhile, when the temperature drops, so does the air pressure inside your tires. Sometimes it drops so low that the warning indicator light comes on. […]


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