What’s All Over My Engine?

Yuck! It’s sludge! And if you’re seeing it on the outside of your engine, what do you think the inside looks like? Worse than the outside, for sure. As oil ages, it loses some of its essential properties. Ideally, and in a fresh state, motor oil (whether conventional, synthetic, or synthetic blend), clings to the

6 Things to Know About Hybrids

What are the Maintenance Costs? Many hybrid vehicle owners, or those interested in purchasing such a vehicle, are concerned about the costs associated with hybrid repair and maintenance. AutoStream Car Care Center in Woodstock, Maryland, has had a lot of experience with these vehicles and have compiled this list of six things every prospective and

Understanding The Differences In Hybrid Repair

What To Expect As A New Hybrid Owner AutoStream Car Care Center in Ellicott City, Maryland, understands hybrid repair. However, they also know that not every owner understands the differences between hybrid and standard vehicle repair and maintenance. Hybrids are unique in that they utilize a combination engine, switching between a gas-powered motor and an

What Kind of Transmission Should You Choose?

understanding, The Options Available Today It can be difficult for even the most experienced car owners to understand the many different types of car transmissions that are available today. Which one is best for your preferences and lifestyle? What are the differences between each kind that you should know about? AutoStream Car Care Center in

5 Steps for Stopping Your Car with Bad Brakes

How To Stop Safely When You Need Extra Space AutoStream Car Care Center in Clarksburg, Maryland, has seen its fair share of brake repair jobs. Some repairs are minor, but others come with harrowing stories of drivers being forced to crash into some bushes along the side of the road to stop their car. With

Types of Transmissions

The Evolution Of The Automotive Transmission If you’re experiencing signs of transmission issues, it’s important to understand the type of transmission in your vehicle. Learn more about the different types of transmissions available and find out how you can receive reliable transmission repair services in Clarksburg, MD. Manual Transmissions A standard transmission, manual transmissions require

Your Road Trip Car Maintenance Checklist

How To Prepare For The Long Haul There is nothing quite so adventurous as a good old-fashioned road trip. From the wind in your hair to the many incredible sights you get to see, this type of adventure offers many opportunities to experience the world. What’s important to remember is that to embark on a

A Closer Look at Car Inspections

How Should You prepare your Vehicle Safety should always be a driver’s primary concern, and that extends to the vehicle’s condition too. In Maryland, cars, trucks, trailers, and motorcycles need to be inspected before a title transfer or sale. When we perform a Maryland State Inspection at AutoStream Car Care Center in Woodstock, there are

Driving With Bad Brakes is Dangerous and Harmful to Your Car

Regular Brake Service Makes All Drivers Safer The AutoStream Car Care Center in Ellicott City, Maryland, performs a variety of services, including brake repair. A question that often comes up is whether it is OK to drive with bad brakes. The answer is no. Driving around with bad brakes puts you and other drivers at

Is a Career in Auto Repair for You?

Why Auto Repair has such High Demand Do you enjoy working on machines? Are cars one of your passions? A career in auto repair may be for you. This field offers steady work and good pay. Plus, you get to work with your hands and do something that you enjoy. Education The educational requirements for