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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

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

When is the best time to bring my car in for repair?

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


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Topics: Car repair Harford County, car repair Bel Air, basic car maintenance, length of time for auto repair, car parts delay, busy auto repair shop, peak auto repair times

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

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

How can I tell if my brakes and rotors need to be replaced?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, May 17, 2013 @ 09:03 AM


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Topics: Car repair Harford County, bel air mechanic, Harford county Mechanic, Brakes, car repair Bel Air, brake problems, brake noises, basic car maintenance, brake fluid flush, warped rotors, brake maintenance, brake rotor replacement, brake pad replacement, bad brakes, squeaking brakes, types of car parts, car maintenance

Dealerships vs. Independent Shops (Pros and Cons)

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, May 03, 2013 @ 08:58 AM

When you need to have your car serviced, how do you make the best decision about which shop to choose?  There are plenty of auto repair shops in Harford County to choose from and a large number of them are dealerships. 

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Topics: how to choose a mechanic, how to choose a car repair shop in Bel air, Car repair Harford County, customer service, bel air mechanic, Harford county Mechanic, car repair Bel Air, getting your vehicle serviced, problems with auto repair shops, dealerships, independent shops

What are the 5 biggest lies told by mechanics to women?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 09:15 AM


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Topics: how to choose a mechanic, how to choose a car repair shop in Bel air, Car repair Harford County, customer service, avoid mechanic scams, mechanic lies, bad mechanics

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 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