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What to Know About Your Auto Repair Shop

Relationships Matter When you need preventive maintenance services, require auto repair, or just want to ask some questions, it’s great to have a facility you can trust. That’s just what you’ll get at AutoStream Car Care Center in Baltimore, Maryland. What’s more, we understand that the relationship between you and our staff is important. We […]

The Most Prevalent Power Steering Problems

Power to the People, Power to the Steering You’ve probably heard the slogan “Power to the people.” When it comes to your vehicle, power steering is indeed the power to the person driving the car. This feature that’s now an expected standard on nearly every modern automobile provides both comforts for the driver and better […]

Does Driving a Hybrid Really Help You Save Money?

Hybrid Review A hybrid vehicle has multiple great qualities, but is helping drivers save money one of them? It may be helpful, to begin with, a quick review of what a hybrid actually is. As the name suggests, it is a mixture of two things. For hybrid automobiles, the combination refers to methods of power. […]

How Does Power Steering Work?

Get Up on the Wheel! “Get up on the wheel” is a great expression if you’re making passes and winning races on the track. In normal driving circumstances, however, you don’t want to be fighting with the steering wheel and struggling to make a hard turn when your passenger yells out in fear, “Get up […]

The Most Common Air Conditioner Issues

Hot, Hot, Hot If you’re a fan of 1980s or calypso style music, you’re likely familiar with the catchy tune “Hot, Hot, Hot.” Great song! Horrible feeling if that describes the inside of your vehicle! Typical July temperatures top out in the mid-80s in Annapolis, Maryland. That leaves the inside of your automobile quite toasty […]

The Importance of a Clean Auto Air Filter

Don’t Choke Your Vehicle Envision this. Your hands are wrapped around your vehicle in the area where the hood hinges onto the body. You’re squeezing it so tightly that the windshield bulges out toward you like giant eyeballs. As it struggles to breathe, your car manages to stammer between gasps, “Don’t choke me!” This may […]

Know Before You Go: What to Expect for Registration, Renewal, and Inspection Station Visits

Inspection Expectations Most states require vehicles to meet certain standards. In about 75% of states, this is an emissions requirement, while it’s a safety checklist in about 33%. Maryland requires a bit of both. AutoStream Car Care Center in Annapolis, Maryland, can help you navigate the nuances of the legalities that allow you to keep […]

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid Reviewed, Hybrid Repaired What exactly is a hybrid automobile? A hybrid is what it sounds like–a combination. In the case of a vehicle, it’s transportation that operates using both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Energy is stored in batteries. If this reserve is exhausted before a recharge, the combustion power plant […]

Ways You Can Destroy Your Vehicle’s Transmission

How Your Transmission Works It’s probably accurate to say that nearly every driver knows that a transmission is necessary to vehicle function and usability. What some may not understand, however, is why it’s needed and how it works. A vehicle’s engine produces the power to operate the automobile. As it works, the engine can only […]

Signs Your Brake Fluid Needs Attention

Let’s Talk Brake Fluid There’s no getting around it. If you drive a vehicle, it must have brakes. Your life depends on it! You likely already know that the braking system has multiple components and that it uses brake fluid. You may wonder, however, exactly what this liquid does and why it’s so important. At […]

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