Category: Car Repair

Shock absorber mount
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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tire rotation vs alignment hollenshades
03 May

The Difference Between Tire Alignment and Tire Rotation

Tires are some of the most important parts of a car. Up-to-date tires that receive regular maintenance can extend the lifetime of a vehicle and decrease the chance of an accident. A major part of ensuring your tires are in good condition is visiting your local auto repair shop regularly for vehicle maintenance and check-ups. […]

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why wheel bearings fail hollenshades auto repair
22 Mar

What Are Wheel Bearings and What Causes Wheel Bearing Malfunction?

If you are hearing a strange, unusual noise coming from your car while you’re driving, it’s possible you may be experiencing wheel bearing malfunction. Wheel bearings are safety-critical components that are designed to sustain axial and radial loads caused by breaking, accelerating, and cornering. A crucial part of your vehicle’s good functioning, problems with wheel […]

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A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO CHOOSING A LOCAL CAR MECHANIC
13 Oct

A Student’s Guide to Choosing a Local Car Mechanic

Every August, students make their way back to college, sometimes hundreds of miles away from home. They may be in a brand-new city, where they don’t know many people and aren’t familiar with local businesses. Often, new drivers find themselves unsure of how to find a trustworthy, dependable mechanic who will ensure their car is […]

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oxygen sensor hollenshades auto repair
05 Mar

Oxygen Sensor Basics

What is an Oxygen Sensor? Many  people  are  mystified  about  the  workings  of  that device  in  the  exhaust  system  called  the  oxygen  sensor (02S). How  does  something  in  the  exhaust  stream generate voltage  and  help  the  engine  control  module (ECM) to  adjust  the  air/fuel mixture?  What  makes  an 02S go bad? The  heart  of  a  typical  […]

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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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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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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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