Category: Vehicle Maintenance

Should I Service My Transmission?

September 19th, 2019 by

Spoiler Alert: Yes. In the past, there’s been some dispute over whether or not transmissions should be regularly serviced. Some authorities believed it was unnecessary and could actually harm the transmission’s normal function. Others saw no reason not to take extra care of the complex system for long term success. AutoStream Car Care Center is

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 to Help Your Transmission Last Longer

September 17th, 2019 by

6 Things You Can Do Replacing and repairing a transmission can be costly. That’s why it makes sense to do what you can to protect it and help it last longer. AutoStream Car Care Center in Ellicott City, Maryland can help you with that goal. Here are a few tips you can use to get

What are The Most Common Issues a Hybrid Car Experiences?

June 15th, 2019 by

Are you the proud owner of a hybrid car? No matter what kind of hybrid vehicle you drive, you’ll want to be prepared for its common maintenance needs. Like standard vehicles, hybrids require regular service to maintain their peak performance. In addition to general maintenance services, however, hybrid drivers face a few other common issues.

5 Signs Your Transmission May Be Going Out

May 18th, 2019 by

As part of our commitment to serving drivers in Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City and Woodstock, AutoStream Car Care Center wants our customers to be fully prepared for their car’s needs. That means knowing what signs of trouble to look out for and when it’s time for a visit to the auto shop. Transmission issues can

The Baltimore Driver’s Guide to Brake Maintenance

April 18th, 2019 by

The thrill of the driving experience is in the engine. There’s just something sensational about the power that comes from putting your foot down. No doubt, the gas pedal’s neighbor gets a lot less credit for a car’s performance. But when it comes to daily driving, your brakes have a pretty big job. We don’t

7 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Transmission Repair

February 18th, 2019 by

What causes transmission failure? As a complex component in your car, the transmission can fail because of various different problems. The most common cause, however, is heat. When the transmission runs too hot, its parts wear more quickly and may fail sooner. How do I know if I have a fluid leak? There are a

3 Most Common Reasons Vehicles Fail Maryland State Inspection

January 18th, 2019 by

As a certified station for Maryland state inspections, AutoStream Car Care Center has seen countless cars come in for inspection, only to fail for the same frequent causes. Unfortunately, many of these customers have to wait through complete re-inspection after simple fixes for worn out parts. We want to help you avoid the hassle of

How to Winterize Your Hybrid Vehicle for a Winter in Maryland?

November 18th, 2018 by

Attention hybrid drivers in Baltimore, Columbia, Clarksburg, Ellicott City and Woodstock! Is your car ready for winter? When temperatures drop, inevitably so will your gas mileage. It’s an unfortunate part of owning a hybrid vehicle in Maryland. For the gas-conscious driver, we have some tips to prepare your heat-loving hybrid for chilly temperatures. Follow these