Posted on January 2, 2021 by Doug Grills in Oil Change
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
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
Posted on December 31, 2020 by Doug Grills in Tire Repair
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
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
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
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
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
Posted on December 12, 2020 by Doug Grills in Oil Change
Breaking the Motor Oil Code Motor oil sounds simple. You need it to lubricate the moving engine parts of your car. You understand that clearly, but you may be confused about what to buy once you realize that there are different kinds of oil stored in bottles with various numbers and codes. The professional ASE
Thank You For Supporting Our Fundraiser! Each year, AutoStream Car Care participates in a fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. We are proud to support the fight against breast cancer, and we are grateful to you, our customers, for helping us do so with the annual Brakes for Breasts fundraiser. Our
Listen as AutoStream’s very own co-founder, Doug Grills, provides insight on creating and growing a successful, family-owned, multi-location, automotive service business. (And a few interesting facts about Doug himself!)
AutoStream Car Care Announces New Hours of Operation
Beginning April 1st, AutoStream Car Care is moving to a 5 day work week. Our new hours will be Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 6:00. Learn more about our decision to change our hours and what this means for our AutoStream family - employees, customers and the community.
Thank you for visiting AutoStream Car Care's Hampden of Baltimore location. We are proud to announce that Brentwood Automotive and team members have joined the AutoStream family as the 6th location! Please continue to the website for answers to any further questions.