Category: Engine Repair

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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preparing your car for fall hollenshades auto repair
24 Aug

Preparing Your Car for Fall Rain and Leaves

With the beautiful fall colors we enjoy in the Mid-Atlantic often comes quite a bit of rain. Most people know that driving in the rain can be difficult and requires a little more attention to things like hydroplaning. However, it’s important to check up on a few interior and exterior parts of your car when […]

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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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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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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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Check Engine light hollenshades
28 Sep

Is Your Check Engine Light On? What does it mean?

Few things can ruin a day faster than an unexpected car crisis. You’re driving to work, on your way to dinner with friends or taking the kids to soccer practice when something on your dashboard catches your eye: a warning light. It might appear as a glowing orange engine symbol, or as bold, intimidating type: […]

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