Tag: auto 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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