When ‘Check Engine’ Might Mean ‘Check Emissions’

Emissions Problems Can Trigger Your Car’s Warning Light The check engine light just came on. Those words may be simple, but perhaps you feel they might as well be written in a foreign language. What could that warning light mean? While the check engine light can indicate a number of issues that need attention, a

Suspension Repairs for Smooth Rides

Ease on down, ease on down the road . . . Most of us have heard the repeating line from the song “Ease on Down the Road,” but take our car’s ability to do that for granted. Without a properly working suspension system, we can’t travel down the road, especially not with ease. Suspension 101

Options In Lubricants (OIL)

Choosing the Best Oil for Your Car “What do you mean I have choose which kind of oil to put into my car?” If this sounds like your last trip to the auto parts store or service center, it’s time to visit AutoStream in North Baltimore, Maryland, for professional advice. Our ASE certified technicians can

The What and Why of Vehicle Inspection

All the Nitty Gritty Details Maryland requires that your vehicle be inspected before it can be registered to you in our state. If you’ve just moved to Maryland, welcome! You can drive legally in a vehicle registered elsewhere for up to 60 days. By the end of that time, you are expected to have obtained

To Drive, Or Not to Drive?

Your Braking Ability is the Question Americans put a lot of thought into making their cars go. We want to go farther. We want to go faster. We want to go more efficiently. While all those efforts to move forward are valid interests, shouldn’t we be equally (or more) concerned with how we stop? If

Navigating Car Repair Costs

Budgeting and Payment Advice It’s no secret that we love having transportation, but hate paying for it — particularly costly repairs. If your budget is tight, financing vehicle fixes can feel like navigating choppy waters in a tiny rowboat. You have to find a means to get to the end, but it certainly isn’t easy.

AC in the Winter?

Why You Should Run Your Car’s AC Regularly On the first really hot day of the summer season, most of us hope that when we push the button or turn the dial, the car’s air conditioner is going to give us some relief. The best-kept secret for ensuring that your vehicle’s AC works in the