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Why isn’t my car’s air conditioning working?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 @ 07:05 AM

Air Conditioning service_2

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Topics: Car repair Harford County, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, car repair Bel Air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, car parts, car problems, Shop terminology, summer weather car problems, preparing for summer weather, air conditioning system, AC system, air conditioning problems, seasonal car problems, compressor

Stuck at intersections? Reasons why your car is stalling in idle.

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

If your car stalls while in idle, it can be more than a little embarrassing—especially if you’re in the front of a long line of cars at a traffic signal.  We’ve had plenty of customers come in who have had this same issue, so let me explain some of the problems that could be happening to cause your car to idle like this.

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Topics: Car repair Harford County, Auto Mechanic Abingdon, Auto Mechanic Edgewood, car repair Bel Air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, car shakes, car problems, car stalls, car stalls in idle, car stalls at red light, spark plug problems, idle air control valve, mass air flow sensor, engine doesn't control the idle, spark plugs

When does my car need a tune-up?

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 09:29 AM


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Topics: bel air mechanic, basic car maintenance, car problems, car won't start, long time to start car, car cranks slowly, tune-up, general car maintenance, spark plugs, car maintenance, air filter, fuel-injector, prevent car problems

Why do I need to change the fluids in my car?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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Topics: Brakes, brake problems, brake noises, basic car maintenance, brake fluid flush, car problems, car won't start, engine trouble, transmission problems, transmission fluid, engine oil, oil change, oil filter change, oil leak, change brake fluid

Can my tires be repaired instead of replaced?

Posted by Jarrett Ward on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 09:51 AM

Are your tires looking a little rough around the edges, literally?  Is the tread looking low or even nonexistent?  How about punctures—do you have any nails in your tires?

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Topics: car repair Bel Air, Auto mechanic Bel Air Maryland, basic car maintenance, tire maintenance, tire rotation, tire pressure, tire safety tips, tire replacement, tire repair, tire tread, car problems, proper PSI, better gas mileage, improved tire wear, plugging tires, patching tires, tire psi guidelines

Why do I need to have my transmission fluid changed?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Topics: Car repair Harford County, Harford county Mechanic, car repair Bel Air, basic car maintenance, car problems, car won't start, check engine light, transmission sensors, engine trouble, transmission problems, transmission fluid

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 are my brakes squeaking?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 @ 02:20 PM

So you’re driving towards an intersection in your car and you hit the brakes to slow down, which suddenly results in a very distinct, piercing squeak.  It can be embarrassing and a little worrisome, but in most cases it’s not serious.  For a guide to what might be causing your squeaking brakes problem, see the points below:

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Topics: Harford county Mechanic, Brakes, car repair Bel Air, brake problems, brake noises, car problems, bad brakes, squeaking brakes

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