Category: Automotive Advice

Keep Cool This Summer!

July 20th, 2017 by

With temperatures creeping up (and maybe over) the triple digit mark, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. This goes for both you and your vehicle. In the summertime, your engine works harder to both keep you comfortable and keep you moving. The last place you want end up on a hot summer day is

12 Ways to Show Your Car Some Love

February 20th, 2017 by

February is the month we celebrate the love we have for those closest to us. Don’t forget about the one thing that has always been there when you needed it the most: your car! Your car is more than an object, it’s an extension of yourself. That’s why you need to show it love not

5 Ways to Stay Safe During Holiday Travel

December 21st, 2016 by

According to AAA, 103 million people are traveling this holiday season, and over 90% of those traveling will be driving. With all of us on the roads, the last thing you want to do is end up on the side of the road in harsh winter conditions. Here are 5 tips for staying safe on

Maintaining Your Car Battery

July 14th, 2016 by

Have you ever gone to start your car and heard a slight delay or unfamiliar noise while turning your key in the ignition? This is one of several exterior signs that pertain directly to the condition of your car battery. You might also see your check engine light come on, smell a scent of rotten

4 Steps to Follow After an Airbag Deploys

June 23rd, 2015 by

Airbags are lifesavers. They protect you from being even more injured during violent car accidents. There are occasions, however, when an airbag is deployed during softer impacts, potentially causing drivers more injury from the airbag itself than the collision. While this is rare, it is a possability. If your vehicle’s airbag deploys, make sure you

3 Important Reasons to Keep a Map in Your Car

April 14th, 2015 by

It sounds funny, right? You probably have to think about when’s the last time you’ve actually seen a road map. For many of you, you’re wondering if you’ve ever really used a good ‘ol fashion road map. Nowadays we have a variety of GPS devices to help us get where we need to go! What

9 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

May 31st, 2014 by

Well we’ve made it through the April showers and have been enjoying some lovely May flowers here in Baltimore, Columbia and Ellicott City, MD! But just because April is over, doesn’t mean the summertime rainstorms are too. Summer showers are common, so it’s important that you are prepared to handle the slippery road conditions. Next

Thank You for Helping AutoStream Car Care Center Turn 15!

April 29th, 2014 by

    It was nearly 15 years ago that AutoStream Car Care Center first opened its garage doors to provide quality auto repair to the Baltimore area. Best friends Doug Grills and Rick Levitan started the first location, the Dorsey Hall Location in Ellicott City, MD, on May 10, 1999, and are excited to reach

6 Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Car

March 24th, 2014 by

Well it is officially springtime now! Even though our temperatures here in Baltimore, Columbia and Ellicott City, MD are still hovering lower than we would want them to, and the snow just doesn’t seem to want to get out of the forecast, the changing seasons are upon us. Spring is a time of rebirth, rejuvenation