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

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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Most Common Vehicle Repairs

January 9, 2019

For the most part, with regular oil changes and a little bit of vigilance, your car will run smoothly. However, there are some repairs that tend to pop up for a lot of people who bring their cars into one of our Auto Repair Shops in Maryland. Knowing the signs and symptoms of common vehicle repairs is a great way to ensure a long life for your car, so let’s take a look.

How’s Your O2 Sensor Doing?

The check engine light is never a fun thing to see light up on your dashboard. However, a lot of times, this is caused by your O2 sensor, which can be easily replaced. If your check engine light comes on, no matter what you suspect the issue is, you need to take the vehicle into an auto repair shop right away to ensure that there are no major disasters on the road. Once we take a look at your car, we’ll be able to address this issue and any others that we see. Older cars tend to encounter issues with their O2 sensors, but that doesn’t mean that new cars never have problems.

There are Plenty of Little Things to Address

Your car is made up of a ton of little components that keep it operating at peak performance. Things like windshield wipers, interior lights, fuses, and other small items in your vehicle will inevitably need replacing every so often. The nice thing about replacing small parts is that they’re relatively inexpensive and can be handled in groups.

Car Batteries Need Replacement Every Once in a While

Car batteries need some regular attention to keep them in good condition and every 5-7 years, you might want to consider replacing yours. Though batteries can last up to 10 years or more, your battery’s health is heavily determined by the way that you use your car. Cars that are left sitting for long periods of time may need a battery replacement sooner than those that are driven every day. Either way, we’ll take a look at yours and make sure it’s looking its best.

How’s Your Fuel Cap Looking?

Sometimes a check engine light can come on for the smallest reasons. One of those small reasons is the fuel cap being loose. Consider yourself lucky if this ends up being the cause of your check engine light. Though small, a loose fuel cap can lead to a reduction in fuel efficiency, which can cost you long-term. The fix is simple and pretty cheap, so get it taken care of as soon as you can.

Are You Worried About Your Vehicle’s Health?

If you’re worried about your car, don’t waste another day. Bring your vehicle into one of our shops and we’ll make sure everything is in working order. Contact us today for more information on how a Vehicle Repair Shop in Gaithersburg, MD can help maintain your ride.

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