Category: Brake Repair

How does regenerative braking work?

March 25th, 2021 by

Breaking The Cycle Of Wasted Energy: How Regenerative Brakes Work — AutoStream Car Care Center You’ve heard that all-electric and hybrid vehicles feature regenerative braking, but perhaps you aren’t sure exactly what that is. The short answer is that this braking method, also called “regen,” eliminates a significant portion of the energy wasted by conventional

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

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

2020 Brakes for Breasts

December 8th, 2020 by

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

To Drive, Or Not to Drive?

June 8th, 2020 by

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

5 Steps for Stopping Your Car with Bad Brakes

February 16th, 2020 by

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

Driving With Bad Brakes is Dangerous and Harmful to Your Car

February 13th, 2020 by

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

Take a Brake History Break

February 13th, 2020 by

How Has Technology Helped Slow You Down Brakes didn’t always have the stopping power that they have today. We take car history seriously at AutoStream Car Care Center, so let’s take a closer look at how brake repair has changed throughout the years to meet the high safety standards we’ve come to expect! Knock on

How to Help Your Brakes Last Longer

September 18th, 2019 by

Braking Tips Your vehicle’s braking system is the key to safe driving in all conditions. To keep it fully functional, you need quality parts. Brake repair can replace parts that eventually wear out so that you can always stop safely. But can you do more than just wait until the brakes wear out? The answer

How Brakes Work

September 16th, 2019 by

And Why They Need Repair Have you ever wondered what your vehicle does to bring you to a safe stop? Braking systems are modern marvels! The technicians at AutoStream Car Care Center in Ellicott City, Maryland are interested in vehicle systems for their own sake. You might be interested in learning how brakes work so