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Brake Repair 101

Braking System Review Brakes are essential to safe vehicle operation, so you should never take them for granted. If you aren’t completely comfortable talking about brakes, that’s okay. We’re glad to give you a quick course to get you up to speed. Your brakes work using hydraulics. This allows the tiny amount of pressure you […]

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 […]

Brake Pads or Brake Shoes?

Disc and Drum Brakes We all know that your vehicle doesn’t wear clothes. It does, however, include some components that sound a bit like choosing the accessories to wear with a particular outfit. Think about the braking system, for instance. Depending on what you drive, your auto may need pads (remember when people wore shoulder […]

Disc Versus Drum Brakes

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 […]