Category: Vehicle Wheels

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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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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brake rotor blog post hollenshades
08 Mar

Brake Rotors: 5 Questions You Might be Afraid to Ask

Does a rotor need to be machined? No. What causes a rotor to crack? Brake Rotors do not crack from hitting a pothole or curb; they break due to the stress of heat and cycling from hot to cold. Also, mechanical stresses from stopping the vehicle can play a part. Every time the brakes are […]

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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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HOW SUMMER HEAT CAN AFFECT YOUR VEHICLE hollenshades auto repair
19 Jun

How Summer Heat Can Affect Your Vehicle

As the warmer-weather months approach, temperatures generally tend to climb. The same is true during the winter – whenever there’s a seasonal change, it’s important that your car is ready for it. Since most people keep their cars parked outside on the street or in garages that are also subject to climate conditions, heat will […]

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wheel alignment after collision hollenshades auto repair
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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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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Automotive wheel bearing iamge
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 md
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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