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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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Why wheel bearings fail Hollenshade's
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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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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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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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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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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