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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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How can I prolong my battery’s life?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 @ 09:36 AM

One of the most frustrating experiences you can have as a driver is to try to start your car and find that it won’t start.  No one ever wants to be stranded somewhere—especially when it’s this cold outside!  If this has ever happened to you, you might be wondering what steps you can take to prolong your battery’s life in order to avoid being stranded in the future.

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Why does my car stall at red lights?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

So you’re driving along just fine until you hit a red traffic light and have to stop.  For some reason, your car chooses that moment to stall out.  It can be more than a little embarrassing to be the stalled car in front of a line of cars once the light turns green, but this issue is more common than you think.  If your car stalls out at red lights, it means that your engine suddenly can’t control the idle.  When your engine loses the ability to control the idle, this could be due to several factors, including the following:

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Why did the check engine light in my car turn on?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 05:52 PM
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Topics: Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, check engine light, transmission sensors, engine sensors, fuel system sensors, flashing check engine light

How should I describe my problem to my mechanic?

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Topics: Car repair Harford County, bel air mechanic, Harford county Mechanic, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, auto mechanic bel air, car repair Bel Air, brake problems, brake noises, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, car problems, getting your vehicle serviced, how to explain problems to your mechanic

What does OEM mean?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Topics: autobody shop Harford County, Car repair Harford County, 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, body shop Bel Air Maryland, car parts, OEM parts, LKQ parts, aftermarket parts, CAPA certified parts, non-CAPA certified parts, generic car parts, best car parts

Why do I need to rotate my tires?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 @ 07:27 AM

There are lots of “shoulds” to owning a car.  As in, “I should get my oil changed” or ”I should get my emissions inspected.”  With all of these tasks we’re supposed to be doing every year to maintain our cars, it might just become second nature to do them without even knowing all the reasons why we’re supposed to do them.  One of those maintenance tasks would be tire rotation.  So let me go over the reasons why it is extremely important to get your tires rotated:

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How can I prepare my car for winter weather?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 03:31 PM

If winter this year in Bel Air, Maryland is anything like it was last year, then we probably won’t have to worry much about freezing temperatures and snow.  If it’s anything like the years prior to last year, though, then we might be in for some real whoppers.  According to meteorologist Meghan Evans at AccuWeather.com, this winter is predicted to bring greater-than-normal amounts of snow to the northeast.  I guess we’ll find out very soon if she’s right!

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