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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 new tires […]

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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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19 Aug

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

A flashing check engine light – 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 […]

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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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why does engine squeal hollenshades auto repair service
11 Mar

Why Does My Engine Squeal When I Turn it On?

Here’s a typical scenario: You start your car in the morning, and as soon as the engine fires up, you notice a loud, high-pitched squeal. When you accelerate or make a U-turn, the squealing gets louder and more pronounced. What’s causing your engine to squeal?   Although there are a few causes of a squealing […]

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12 Feb

Brake Noise Causes

Some vehicles exhibit brake related concerns such as brake noise, brake judder or brake dragging. If you encounter a situation that causes you to experience one of these symptoms you should seek a professional mechanic to inspect your vehicle’s brake system. An experienced technician will address the specific brake symptom that is causing the concerning […]

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hanging brake caliper hollenshades
31 Jan

What is a Hanging Brake Caliper?

The brake caliper is a component in the brake assembly where the pads and pistons are housed. If you have a stuck or hanging brake caliper, the brake pad won’t disengage from the brake rotor surface. This situation leaves you feeling like you are driving with the brakes slightly applied at all times because they […]

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damage catalytic converter
09 Jan

What Damages a Catalytic Converter?

Engine misfires that are not repaired in a timely manner are the number one reason for damaged catalytic converters. The damaging conditions created by a misfiring cylinder of the engine can reduce the useful life of the vehicle’s catalytic converter by years or, even worse, meltdown the converter. In some ways one could say the […]

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