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05 May

Wheel Alignment Following an Impact or Collision

Wheel Alignment after a Crash Collisions with potholes, curbs and other objects are inevitable on the roads today. While body damage can be easy to spot, damage to the suspension and safety systems of a vehicle can be more challenging to identify. Much has changed over the last decade or two when it comes to […]

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HOW RAIN AFFECTS TIRES HOLLENSHADE'S
27 Apr

How Rain Affects Tires

Most drivers know about the potential dangers of driving in the rain. Hydroplaning is a common problem in wet conditions and can affect all types of vehicles. Approximately 700,000 auto accidents occur in the United States each year. Issues occur when the vehicle’s tires are unable to maintain full contact with the road, and can […]

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24 Mar

10 Common Driving Habits That Might Be Damaging Your Car

When it comes to driving, everyone makes mistakes. However, there are a few habits you should break if you want to keep your car in good condition in the long run. You might even be practicing some driving habits that are unsafe for you, your passengers, and other drivers. Consult the following list for some […]

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Why wheel bearings fail Hollenshade's
05 Feb

Why Wheel Bearings Fail

The inside of a bearing can be a hot place. When a bearing is cooling off, the contracting metal, air, and lubricant, can create a vacuum that is hopefully held by the seals. If the seals are worn and can’t hold the vacuum, the bearing or sealed hub unit will suck in outside air, debris, […]

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tires: which is best hollenshades auto repair of towson
16 Jan

Tires: Which is Best for My Car?

Most car owners have had to replace their tires at some point, depending on how long they’ve had them. Even if the tires are brand new, there’s a constant risk of running over a nail or a blowout on the highway. It’s essential to be aware of these possibilities and prepared to choose the new […]

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oil dipstick being check at hollenshades
08 Dec

How to Know if Your Car Needs An Oil Change

Oil changes are an important part of owning a car. Most car owners know it’s important to take your vehicle to an automotive repair service and get an oil change every 3,000-5,000 (semi-synthetic or three months) and 6,000-8,000 (full-synthetic or six months), depending on what’s recommended for your specific car. But, there are other factors […]

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10 tips for your car in winter hollenshades
18 Nov

10 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Winter wreaks havoc your vehicle. From temperature drops that affect tire pressure to ice and salt, which can damage a vehicle’s exterior, winter weather causes a lot of wear and tear on cars. That’s why it’s so important to winterize your vehicle. Preparing your car for winter ensures, first and foremost, safety. After winterizing your […]

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flashing check engine light hollenshades
19 Aug

My Check Engine Light Is Flashing, What Should I Do?

A check engine light flashing– as opposed to a continuously illuminated check engine light – should never be ignored. A flashing CEL indicates a severe problem, one that requires immediate car repair. In other words, if your check engine light is flashing, pull over and call a tow service.  Continuing to drive your car with […]

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dead car battery hollenshades auto repair towson md
14 Jun

Is My Car Battery Dead If the Car Won’t Start?

Is My Car Battery Dead If the Car Won’t Start? Car starting problems happen at the most inopportune of times. Here’s one that commonly occurs when people are ready to head out of the door: The car won’t start. This common car problem can be baffling, especially if your car started fine the day before. […]

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rough idle blog hollenshades auto repair
29 May

What Does It Mean If My Car Shakes While Idling?

What Does It Mean If My Car Shakes While Idling? You’ve just started your car, and while it idles in the driveway, the engine shakes and rumbles. Something feels off, but what’s the problem? In short, this common symptom you’re experiencing is a “rough idle.” A rough idle can be an indicator of several issues, […]

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