Tag: towson car repair

Woman With Car Troubles
23 Aug

Mass Air Flow Sensor: What It Is and Signs of Failure

What is a Mass Air Flow Sensor? The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is a key component of the electronic fuel injection system in a car. It is located between the air filter and the engine’s intake manifold. In some cars, the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor is built into the mass air flow sensor. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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