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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
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7 Common Reasons Your Car Won’t Start

April 10, 2018

We’ve all been there. You go out to your car, ready to go, you turn the key and nothing happens. Or maybe your car sputters and then cuts off. There are many reasons your car won’t start, some more complicated than others. As a local Maryland mechanic, we have years of data and experience and […]

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Why are my Headlights Cloudy?

April 5, 2018

Over time many cars experience an issue with cloudy headlights which can be frustrating and in many cases even dangerous. But why does this happen? Why are some cars more prone to cloudy headlights, and what can you do to fix it? Let’s look at what causes this problem, as well as some steps you […]

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Why is my Car Shaking?

March 28, 2018

Most people drive their cars every day, so it’s easy to notice when something doesn’t feel right. If you feel your car shaking while you’re driving, the problem could be anything from something minor and easy to fix, to something serious that requires immediate repair. Let’s explore some of the most common reasons your vehicle […]

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What’s Leaking under my Car?

March 22, 2018

It’s normal to be concerned when you see a puddle or spot of liquid underneath your car. Figuring out what the liquid is and where it’s coming from is a difficult task if you aren’t well versed in car maintenance and repair. Let’s look at some of the common causes of leaks under your car […]

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How Pollen Affects Your Vehicle

March 2, 2018

Spring is almost in the air here in Maryland, and with spring comes flowers, and with the flowers comes pollen. Pollen may take a toll on your sinuses, but it can also take a toll on your car! Both your car’s exterior and interior are impacted by pollen build up, so it is important to […]

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Does your Car’s Heat Work? Check it now.

September 29, 2017

Summer is winding down and before you know it, you’ll be saying goodbye to your car’s A/C setting and flipping on the heat! Now is the perfect time to check your heat and make sure it works properly. Before cold weather hits. Common Heating Problems: Coolant is low. Your car’s heater functions with the help […]

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How Much Does a Brake Job Cost?

September 15, 2017

14There’s a lot that goes into a brake job for your vehicle, and costs can vary for many different reasons. Let’s take a look at what goes into automotive brake repair and get an idea of how much you’ll be spending to get the job done! Time for a Brake Check! It’s suggested that your […]

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What Does a Timing Belt Do?

August 25, 2017

Were you recently told that your vehicle needs a new timing belt? A timing belt is one of the most expensive repairs you can experience when owning a vehicle, but it’s also one of the most important as well. Here’s more on what a timing belt does, when they need to be replaced, and why […]

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How to Change a Flat Tire

August 14, 2017

Did your car recently get a flat tire? Well don’t fret, changing a flat tire is a lot easier than it may seem; but it’s important that you understand how to do it correctly in order to prevent an accident. Here’s how to change a flat tire. Stay Safe The first, and most important step, […]

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Should I Use Synthetic Oil?

June 22, 2017

Wondering whether or not to use synthetic oil in your vehicle? Sadly, the answer isn’t a cut-and-dry yes or no. That said, synthetic is a much better motor oil, all things considered. In fact, 99% of the time you’re going to find that you should use synthetic oil over conventional. Here are some things to […]

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