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(410) 381-1124

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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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Hillmuth Blog

Does the Type of Gasoline I Use Matter?

August 10, 2017

Ever wonder if the different types of gasoline at the pump actually have a real difference between them? Some people say it’s just a marketing gimmick, but the truth is that there are real differences between these types of gas. The type of gasoline you put into your vehicle does matter. Use the wrong gas […]

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What Does a Vehicle Spoiler Do?

July 27, 2017

What Is a Spoiler? A spoiler is an automobile accessory that improves its aerodynamics. It’s called a spoiler because it “spoils” the effects of undesired air movement— called turbulence or drag— across the body of the vehicle as it moves. Front spoilers are called air dams. Spoilers were originally developed for high performance sports cars […]

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How Often Should I Change my Oil?

July 6, 2017

One of the most common questions we get from customers is how often their oil should be changed. Sadly, there is no perfect answer as each vehicle is different. It’s kind of like asking a doctor how often people should come in for check-ups. Each person is different and will have different requirements based on […]

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I Hear a Noise When I Brake

June 16, 2017

If you hear a strange noise when you apply your brakes, it could be cause for concern. Not all noises are inherently bad, but some are more worrisome than others. If you hear a noise when braking in your car, here are some of the potential reasons why this happens and what the noise means. […]

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How Do I Get Good Gas Mileage?

May 12, 2017

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is how they can improve their vehicle’s fuel efficiency. While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of tips and tricks out there to get better gas mileage, here at Hillmuth we know some real, proven ways to get better gas mileage. Here are a […]

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How Long Do Brakes Last

May 4, 2017

Your vehicle’s brakes are arguably the most important aspect to your vehicle. Without an engine or tires, your vehicle won’t move—but in reality that’s a much safer situation than if your vehicle is moving and can’t stop. So, let’s take a moment and discuss your brakes; more specifically how long brakes last and any signs […]

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Why is my Car Stalling?

April 27, 2017

When vehicles stall out, it can be quite a stressful situation. There are a lot of reasons your vehicle would stall out, so to be sure that it doesn’t happen again, let’s work to figure out what is causing the stalling in the first place. Here are some of the possible reasons your car stalled […]

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How to Organize your Car for under $20

April 21, 2017

If you’re heading out on a road trip, or are simply tired of how dirty and disorganized your car is, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some organizational ideas, tips, and tricks that will help you get your vehicle organized and stay clean for little or not cost to you. Keep Grocery Bags […]

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What to Know about a Maryland Vehicle Safety Inspection

March 31, 2017

If you’ve ever bought a used car in the state of Maryland, you’ve most certainly dealt with a safety inspection. These inspections are used to ensure your vehicle is road-worthy and they are most commonly done when used vehicles change owners. If you’re about to buy a used vehicle, here’s what to know about a […]

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How to Survive a Road Trip with Kids

March 24, 2017

If you’ve ever taken a road trip with kids, you know just how frustrating it can be. Kids are restless and keeping them content and seated for a long period of time can be quite the challenge. Here are some tips on how to survive a road trip with kids. Snacks and Drinks A “quick” […]

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