Doug Grills, Author at Autostream Car Care

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AutoStream Car Care – Find Your No. 2 Feature

AutoStream Car Care Centers is proud to have been featured in Ratchet & Wrench magazine again. This time, the Leadership Team was interviewed on how the team came to be and their successes over the years that has grown the business to 7 locations in the Greater Baltimore area. Read the article here.

Hybrid Batteries & Prolonged Disuse

When You (and Your Hybrid Vehicle) Take a Vacation Whether you’re taking the trip of a lifetime or simply spending much more time at home, you might not need your hybrid vehicle much for a while. Is it safe to leave the batteries sitting that long? At AutoStream in Woodstock, Maryland, we’ll be glad to […]

What to Look For When Purchasing a New Car Battery

Don’t Get Battered When Choosing a Battery It’s one battery, but there are so many things to think about when you need to purchase one, you may feel beaten about by all the options to consider. Yet you must have a battery. You need it to start the car and to power your accessories (radio, […]

What’s Wrong With Your Car’s AC?

Potential Auto AC Issues If it’s hot and your car’s air conditioning system isn’t cooling, you likely want it repaired as soon as possible. But how do you know what to fix? You need a proper diagnosis. The professional technicians at AutoStream in Woodstock, Maryland, are certified in AC service and repair. They’re equipped to […]

Change Your Oil, Change Our Environment

Oil Changes Help More Than Your Car A little oil goes a long way. That’s great when it comes to lubricating your metal engine parts, but that’s a real problem when the used motor oil is improperly dumped or spilled. Did you know that the discarded oil from a single oil change has the potential […]

On-Board Diagnostics Computers

How Did the Light Get Turned On? Nobody wants to see the check engine light come on when driving. Is it a simple issue or a major problem? Can it be fixed for a reasonable price, or will this be an expensive repair? Can I drive it a while, or do I need to pull […]

Oil Viscosity Explained

What It Means For You and Your Car Perhaps you’ve stood in front of the shelves of motor oil in the parts store and wondered why there were so many choices. Aren’t all oils the same? No, they’re not. In addition to various types of oil (conventional, full synthetic, synthetic blend, and high mileage), there […]

Disc Versus Drum Brakes

A Tale of Two “D’s” You know that brakes are for stopping your vehicle, but did you know that your car can have disc brakes, drum brakes, or both? While either is effective, they are very different in their working mechanisms. Regardless of your vehicle’s brake configuration, the ASE certified technicians at AutoStream Car Care […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying New Tires

Need New Tires? Here’s What You Need to Consider When it’s time for a new set of tires, you can’t just walk into your local auto service center and say, “Sell me some tires.” If you’re just interested in transportation and not a car enthusiast, perhaps you wish the conversation were that simple. While there […]

Maintaining the AC System in Your Car

Mold in The Car’s AC? Gross! Who knew there could be mold growing in the car’s air conditioning system? Isn’t mold something that grows in a dirty bathroom? Yes, it is, but the same conditions that make the bathroom a prime spot for mold and mildew can also exist in those secret climate control spaces […]

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