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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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Build the Best Car Emergency Kit

January 16, 2019

Driving is a multi-faceted and complicated activity that goes beyond simply operating the vehicle and following the rules of the road. There are often unexpected challenges that arise while you drive, and part of keeping everything moving is creating an emergency kit for your vehicle so that you’re never left out in the cold. Let’s […]

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What Are All the Gas Types at the Fuel Pump?

December 20, 2018

When you pull up at the gas station to fill up your tank, you’ve probably noticed that there are several different types for you to choose from. Like most people, you probably just go with regular, unleaded gas, but should you be using premium? What are the benefits? What does it all mean? Today we’re […]

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Driving Safely With Your Dog

September 26, 2018

We love our pets and bringing them along for road trips can be a lot of fun. However, there are a few things you might need to know to ensure your dog is safe on the long car trip. Don’t Let the Dog Distract You Driving requires a great deal of focus whether you’ve only […]

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5 Most Overlooked Car Safety Items

July 24, 2018

Having these safety items in case of emergency can make a huge difference when you’re unexpectedly stranded with car troubles: Safety Item #1 – Fire Extinguisher Vehicle fires can be caused by accidents or overheating and can get bad very quickly. A compact fire extinguisher that fits safely in the trunk of your car can […]

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What is an Air Charge Temperature Sensor?

July 18, 2018

Most cars on the road today are run by a computer-controlled engine management system. The computer gets data from sensors throughout the vehicle in order to regulate your engine’s fuel mixture. This regulation is key to your vehicle running at its top performance and condition. One of the many sensors among the inner workings of […]

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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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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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