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The top 5 things that can go wrong with your car’s clutch

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 07:05 AM


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Topics: Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, car parts, manual transmission, clutch, clutch problems, flywheel, slave cylinder, pressure plate

How does summer heat affect my car?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 @ 07:05 AM


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Topics: Car repair Harford County, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, tire maintenance, tire pressure, tire wear, summer weather car problems, extreme temperatures, car interior damage, oil changes, battery life, sun damage, heat damage

How fast can you fix my car?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 09:47 PM

Being without your own car can be frustrating, no matter how brief that period of time may be.  As you can imagine, it is very common for our customers at Ward Automotive to ask, “How soon will my car be ready?”  Every time we examine and repair a car, we try to factor in how much time might be needed.  It is our goal to be as accurate as possible in the time estimate that we provide.  However, some factors can cause us (or any shop, for that matter) to need additional time.

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Topics: Car repair Harford County, Harford county Mechanic, auto mechanic bel air, car repair Bel Air, getting your vehicle serviced, length of time for auto repair, time for auto repair, car parts delay, difficult diagnosis, busy auto repair shop, peak auto repair times

How do I inflate my car’s tires properly?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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Topics: Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, tire maintenance, tire pressure, tire safety tips, tire repair, tire tread, how to preserve your tires, extend tire life, proper PSI, improved tire wear, tire psi guidelines

How can I avoid getting ripped off at my mechanic?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

Because there are some really sleazy mechanics out there scamming customers left and right, it can be hard to know who to trust in this business.  When you own a car, though, you pretty much have no choice but to take your car to a mechanic when it needs work.  So how can you avoid getting ripped off when you take your car in to an auto repair shop?  Give the following tips a try.

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Topics: Car repair Harford County, customer service, avoid mechanic scams, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, automotive technicians, problems with auto repair shops

Why does my car shake when I hit the brakes?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 09:24 AM

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Topics: bel air mechanic, Brakes, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, car repair Bel Air, brake problems, brake noises, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, basic car maintenance, brake fluid flush, warped rotors, car shakes, brake maintenance, brake rotor replacement, brake pad replacement

Why should I change my brake fluid?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 @ 09:55 AM


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Topics: bel air mechanic, Brakes, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, brake problems, brake noises, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, basic car maintenance, brake fluid flush, bad brakes, squeaking brakes, car maintenance, change brake fluid

How can I improve my gas mileage during in the winter?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Mar 01, 2013 @ 10:55 AM
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Topics: winter weather car problems, auto mechanic bel air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, tire pressure, preparing for winter weather, gas mileage, better gas mileage, winter driving, gasoline blend

Why does my car crank slower in the winter?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Topics: winter weather car problems, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, basic car maintenance, preparing for winter weather, car problems, prolong car battery life, car battery problems, car battery depletion, car won't start, car battery light, store vehicle for long periods, long time to start car, car cranks slowly, car battery in winter

Why do I need to keep my tires inflated?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 09:44 AM
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Topics: bel air mechanic, Harford county Mechanic, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, car repair Bel Air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, basic car maintenance, tire maintenance, tire rotation, tire pressure, tire safety tips, extend tire life, car mileage, proper PSI, better gas mileage, improved tire wear