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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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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Check Engine Light

December 1, 2014

You put your key into the ignition, turn it half way and see your dashboard light up. But once you start the car, the check engine light doesn’t go off—oh no! This is a dreaded yet unavoidable sight for most car owners. Cars are not made to last forever, but at least they are made […]

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3 Ways Hybrid Cars Are Different in Maintenance

November 26, 2014

Hybrid cars have been around in the U.S. since the early 2000s and by now they’ve earned their place in many people’s garages. Modern-day hybrids are more reliable, longer-lasting and less expensive than the first models of the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight. In fact, due to the recent drop in gas prices and car […]

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

October 16, 2014

You probably seal your home’s windows and service your furnace before winter comes—but what about your car? It’s your home on wheels and it could also use some winterizing to improve its performance and safety during the cold months. And if this Maryland winter is going to be anything like the last one, you know […]

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How to Prepare Your Car for a Long Trip

September 5, 2014

As the summer heat dies down, now is the perfect time to use those vacation days, roll your windows down and take a trip somewhere you’ve never been before. Flying is another option, but if you don’t want to deal with a rusty bucket of a rental car, start packing for a road trip! Besides, […]

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Consequences of Poor Alignment

June 30, 2014

Wobbly Wheel? Trouble Steering? Check the Alignment! Anyone who’s ever run up on a curb or nailed a pothole has probably been told they needed a front end alignment as part of the repair. The question many people have when they discover their vehicle has an alignment problem is why does it matter? It’s a […]

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Why You Should Get Your Brake Fluid Checked

May 28, 2014

There are few things more important in your car than the brakes. Even the most beautiful car that purrs when it starts up and has a luxurious interior isn’t worth much if it won’t stop when necessary. It’s imperative to ensure brake pads are consistently in good condition, and have brake rotors inspected regularly to […]

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Importance of Spark Plug Maintenance

April 28, 2014

Most people don’t understand the ins and outs of how their engine works. In general, it’s understood that getting regular oil changes are important and that ‘dipsticks’ tell us something about fluids, which are also important. It isn’t a surprise that many of us know so little, given that the inside of an engine is […]

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Should I run the A/C during the Winter?

January 21, 2014

After reading that title, you might be thinking, “Are you crazy?! It’s freezing out here!” But this type of thinking is based on a common misconception that the only purpose of a car air conditioner is to cool things down. In reality, this is not correct. Dehumidifying The A/C is also designed to dehumidfy the […]

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How to Winterize your Car

December 26, 2013

If you live in an area where the weather falls below freezing, preparing your car for winter is just as important as getting out your parka and snow shovels. Always make sure you’re using the right kind of oil and engine coolant, that your tires are ready to take on snowdrifts, and that your emergency […]

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There is No Substitute for Experience

December 4, 2013

A well known proverb states, “There is no substitute for experience.” At Hillmuth Certified Automotive, we know that this is true. When it comes to the choice of your care, there truly is no substitute for experience. Think about it – if given the choice between a brand new doctor who has been to the […]

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