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Can I get better replacement parts for my car after an accident?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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Why do I need to get my oil changed?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 09:07 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 does my car get worse gas mileage in the winter?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jan 04, 2013 @ 10:07 AM

Have you noticed that your vehicle tends to burn through gas faster in the winter months?  Well, your suspicions are correct.  And here in Harford County, Maryland that is actually more so the case for us than it is for areas of the country with warmer climates.  Cold weather has a major impact on gas mileage and here are the biggest reasons why:

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When will the autobody shop have my car ready?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jan 04, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

When you bring your car in to any autobody shop, I’m sure your first thought is, “When will my car be ready?”  When you have an accident and take your car in to any shop here in Harford County, the last thing you want is to have to wait forever for your vehicle to be repaired and ready to hit the road again.  Certain elements of repair do take time, such as communicating with your insurance company, getting your insurance adjustor to see your car, and of course having your car fixed.  But did you know that one big reason for the wait might be due to car parts?

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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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What does OEM mean?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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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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What does the labor charge cover on my automotive repair bill?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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