Category: Vehicle Maintenance

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

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

Keeping Your Car Pollen-Free

March 25th, 2016 by

Have you gone outside to start your car recently and seen a yellow dust coating the entire surface of your vehicle? Spring is upon us and that means pollen is about to take over the great outdoors, including turning our cars yellow. What many do not know is that there are several different types of

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

3 Important Car Maintenance Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

December 10th, 2013 by

With the prices of plane tickets increasing every year, more people are opting to drive for the holidays than ever before. When you’re heading to celebrate with family and friends, the last thing you want to have to deal with is a breakdown on the highway. At AutoStream Car Care Center, our ASE Certified Mechanics

5 Reasons Drivers Choose AutoStream for All of Their Auto Repair Needs

September 30th, 2013 by

With locations in Baltimore, Ellicott City, and Columbia, AutoStream Car Care centers can conveniently help with all of your automotive repair needs! If you’re looking for top-notch auto repair in the Baltimore area, several factors set our AutoStream Car Care Center teams apart from the competition. 1. Expertise – Our auto repair crew is made up

How to Choose the Right Hybrid Vehicle for You

August 29th, 2013 by

Hybrid vehicles have come a long way since the Toyota Prius was first introduced worldwide in 2000. In addition to the traditional hybrid car there are now hybrid SUVs, hybrid trucks, plug-in hybrids, electric cars and E85 Ethanol vehicles that run on an 85% blend of ethanol and normal fuel. All of these options are