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Close-up Detail View Of Bottom Car Part With Rusty Broken Suspension
13 Nov

Things You Need to Know About Vehicle Suspension

Your car’s suspension maximizes friction between the vehicle itself and the road. The health and proper function of your vehicle suspension is critical to safe operation. Check out this guide to everything you need to know about vehicle suspension from the expert Baltimore mechanics at Hollenshade’s. Bushings Hydraulic bushings have chambers and valves to help […]

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07 Nov

Four Ways to Make Brakes Last Longer

Anyone who’s ever worked as a car mechanic has seen what happens when people forget to replace the brake pads and brake hardware at the intended time. Sometimes the pad is worn so badly that the metal plate has slipped off the caliper, causing it to overextend and lock the wheels. Sometimes the piston shatters […]

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07 Nov

Why Do Alignment Angles Change?

The alignment angles of a car or truck do not just change randomly for no reason. A relationship between both internal and external forces results in the altering of a vehicle’s suspension geometry. Each of the principal alignment angles, measured at all 4 corners of the vehicle, capture the state of health of its steering […]

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Brake pad and rotor bed-in process shown at Hollenshades Auto Service in Baltimore MD
23 Jun

Brake Pad and Rotor Bed-In

In 2015, the automotive industry, EPA, and U.S. states agreed to reduce the use of copper and other materials in motor vehicle brake pads. This agreement calls for reducing copper in brake pads to less than 5% by weight in 2021, and 0.5% by 2025. Typically, a brake pad is made from a mixture of […]

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Up close image of a cracked tire
08 Jun

Why Rubber Cracks on Tires and How to Prevent It

Over time, tires are exposed to precipitation, brake dust, chemicals, sunlight, and temperature fluctuation from summer to winter. While tires have anti-aging chemicals within the rubber to help protect them, exposure to these elements can cause rubber to lose some of its elasticity, which then causes the surface to age and crack. Under normal circumstances, […]

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A mechainc with a new tire
12 Apr

Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car

Selecting tires for your car is an important choice. Tires need to be quality, durable, and appropriate for your specific vehicle in order to last a long time. There are a few things all drivers should consider before buying. Read on for more on choosing the right tires for your car. Tire Size First, consult […]

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Shock absorber mount image on Hollenshade's automotive services website
20 Dec

What You Should Know About Shock and Strut Mounts

Shocks are one of the most overlooked components on modern vehicles. All of us can take for granted how amazing vehicles of the last few decades ride and handle compared to generations past. Shocks and struts are largely responsible for the performance we now appreciate. Properly functioning shocks and struts are also a major contributor […]

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Image of a mechanic replacing a car battery on Hollenshade's automotive services website
19 Nov

5 Signs Your Car Battery Needs to be Replaced

The battery is a critical part of starting and powering a vehicle. It provides the zap of electricity needed to put all the rest of the electrical components to work. However, like other kinds of batteries, they are not made to last forever, and will need to be replaced from time to time. The following […]

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Image of a woman in a car looking concerned on Hollenshade's automotive services website
23 Aug

Mass Air Flow Sensor: What It Is and Signs of Failure

What is a Mass Air Flow Sensor? The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is a key component of the electronic fuel injection system in a car. It is located between the air filter and the engine’s intake manifold. In some cars, the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor is built into the mass air flow sensor. […]

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Image of a person evaluating a vehicle for safety on Hollenshade's automotive services website
21 Jul

What to Do if Your Car Does Not Pass a Safety Inspection

Failing a vehicle safety inspection can be frustrating. You’ve most likely taken time out of your busy schedule to get the test done, only to learn you need to make two more stops: first to your local mechanic and then back to the inspection station. Vehicles need to be inspected after being purchased or registered […]

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