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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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19300 Woodfield Rd
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Why is My Car’s AC Fan Not Working?

August 1, 2018

A hot car is an absolute nightmare in the summer, especially with temperatures as hot as they’ve been. When your car’s AC breaks down, even a day trip to the beach seems like a chore. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the most common reasons why your car’s AC might be […]

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6 Common Issues with Radiators

July 3, 2018

Your car’s radiator is designed to regulate the temperature of your car’s engine in order to keep it operating at its maximum potential. As with any other type of vehicle, your car is made up of hundreds of parts that work together to keep it in proper working order. If your radiator has an issue, […]

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Why is My Car’s AC Blowing Hot Air?

June 25, 2018

Staying cool is absolutely vital in the summer. And if your car’s AC system is blowing hot air, then it certainly isn’t helping you cool off. So, what’s the problem? If your AC is not actually blowing cool air, then there are a few different issues which could be in play. Let’s take a look […]

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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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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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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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Reasons Why Your Car is Overheating

March 14, 2018

Is your car overheating even though it’s ridiculously cold outside? Here’s a look at what could be causing your car to overheat and how to prevent it. Why is my Car Overheating? Blockage Even though winter brings very cold temperatures, it isn’t completely rare to get a day or two of randomly warm weather. Using […]

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Why Does My Car Pull to the Left?

June 27, 2017

Ever get the feeling your vehicle is pulling to the left ever so slightly? It can be a strange feeling, and if you’ve never experienced it before it can be downright shocking. This issue is actually fairly common, and there are a few reasons your car could pull one way or the other. In this […]

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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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