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What’s Wrong With Your Car’s AC?

January 5th, 2021 by

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

January 4th, 2021 by

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

January 3rd, 2021 by

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

January 2nd, 2021 by

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

January 1st, 2021 by

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

December 31st, 2020 by

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

December 30th, 2020 by

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

Common Check Engine Light Repair Costs

December 29th, 2020 by

Check Engine or Check Wallet? Uh-oh. The check engine light just came on. What does it mean? How much is it going to cost to fix it? Can you just ignore it and hope it goes away? Unfortunately, no, the problem is not going to repair itself. What’s more, your car probably won’t pass inspection

OEM or Performance Brakes

December 28th, 2020 by

What to Buy for Your Car Are your brake system parts OEM–‘Overused and Extremely Matured’ Okay, that’s not really what OEM stands for, but perhaps that might be your line of thought as you choose between parts for your braking system repairs. OEM actually stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer parts. These are the parts that

What is CVT?

December 26th, 2020 by

Unscrambling the Letters Continuously Variable Transmission. That’s what CVT stands for, although that doesn’t give much clarification to those wondering. It’s important for drivers to learn since they can expect to hear CVT a lot more as a growing number of new vehicles come with a CVT. To keep up with this trend, the ASE