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8 Tips for Winter Car Safety

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

 

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Topics: winter driving, winter car

5 things to look for in a good mechanic in Bel Air Maryland

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 07:20 AM
Just twenty or so years ago, most handy guys could work on thier own cars and many of them did. But engine technologies and computers have made them so sophisticated that you pertty much have to take your car to a reliable mechanic. But how do you find one you can trust? Take a look at these 5 tips for selcting a trusted Auto mechanic in Harford County Maryland or anywhere else.
  • Seek referrals. Check with your friends, family, or co-workers to recommend a local mechanic with an excellent track reputation. If you’re new to town or just want to do a little more research on a mechanic, ask the mechanic for references.
  • Steer clear of the “shadetree mechanic.”  We all know someone who fixes cars. Someone who works on cars at home, rather than in a repair shop. Although it can be tempting to go this route, someone who fixes cars this way generally cannot offer any guarantees on work quality.
  • Check for ASE Certification. The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifies individual repair technicians. In order to become ASE certificatied, a technician must pass a rigorous test every five years. This qualification indicates that a mechanic is extremely well versed in automotive repair and in specific automotive technologies.
  • Check the repair center’s track record. If an individual shop or mechanic has been serving the neighborhood for a long time, that’s a great sign of reliable, long-term service.
  • Look for a warranty. Good mechanics will always stand behind thier work and the parts they use. Ask a prospective mechanic about how any warranty program works, and whether you may be covered if your car breaks down.

Ward Automotive is a separate division of Bel Air autobody, a Harford county Auto Body shop serving the residents of Bel Air, Edgewood, Fallston and Abingdon for over 20 years. If you car needs mechanical work, why not take it to a shop that knows your car literally inside and out?

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Watch out for bicyclists in Bel Air, MD

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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The Heat is On - Keep Those Pets Safe

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 03:53 PM

The Heat is On - Keep Those Pets Safe

The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It's difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results.

With a Pet Safety Days initiative, you can help your community keep their pets safe and cool this summer. 
See The Human Society thoughts on this  SAFE
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Who Can Change My Timing Chain in Bel Air, MD

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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Green Driving Tips

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 01:02 PM

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Green Driving Tips

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Topics: Car Detailing

6 Post -Winter Auto Detailing Tips for Bel Air Drivers

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 03:10 PM

As I sit here writing this, we have just had our first warm days of spring here in Bel Air Maryland. I have three daffodils in full blook with more on the way. The trees are all budding up with new growth. I can’t say this winter has been as bad as in the past, (well except for that major snow storm we had), but we did have enough winter weather to shorten the lifespan of your car if not properly handled. Here are some tips for Bel Air drivers to do this week without delay!

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Topics: Car Detailing

WIPER BLADES

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 @ 10:36 AM

Wiper Blades- what Bel Air drivers need to know

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Topics: wiper blades

Top 10 Auto Repair Scam All Females Should Know

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:18 AM
Top 10 Auto Repair Scam All Females Should Know
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Topics: problems with auto repair shops

Do Women Get Charged More by Mechanics?

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 01:24 PM

Studies prove YES!, that women can get over charged at local mechanics

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Topics: auto repair costs, problems with auto repair shops