Category: Vehicle Maintenance

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

4 Reasons to Service Your Vehicle Regularly

January 9th, 2018 by

It’s not often we find ourselves wondering how our oil is doing, what all of our fluid levels are and how our brake pads are looking. There are even more things we easily forget about, like tire alignment and tread, because if our car is going, why worry? We are here to tell you that

12 Ways to Show Your Car Some Love

February 20th, 2017 by

February is the month we celebrate the love we have for those closest to us. Don’t forget about the one thing that has always been there when you needed it the most: your car! Your car is more than an object, it’s an extension of yourself. That’s why you need to show it love not

Maintaining Your Car Battery

July 14th, 2016 by

Have you ever gone to start your car and heard a slight delay or unfamiliar noise while turning your key in the ignition? This is one of several exterior signs that pertain directly to the condition of your car battery. You might also see your check engine light come on, smell a scent of rotten

Keeping Your Car Pollen-Free

March 25th, 2016 by

Have you gone outside to start your car recently and seen a yellow dust coating the entire surface of your vehicle? Spring is upon us and that means pollen is about to take over the great outdoors, including turning our cars yellow. What many do not know is that there are several different types of

9 Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

May 31st, 2014 by

Well we’ve made it through the April showers and have been enjoying some lovely May flowers here in Baltimore, Columbia and Ellicott City, MD! But just because April is over, doesn’t mean the summertime rainstorms are too. Summer showers are common, so it’s important that you are prepared to handle the slippery road conditions. Next