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Hang Up! If you ever hear this…

Hang Up! If you ever hear this… Sometimes we get a certain vibe that comes from a situation we find ourselves in. It doesn’t exactly feel right, but something unexplainable feels, off. If you’re like me, I know you’ve had those feelings before. It’s especially painful and confusing when you’re having those feelings, and it’s from a company. You should never feel confused in a situation when you’re paying for a service, bottom line. In today’s article we are going to give you tips for how to address those, uneasy feelings, when on the phone with a repair shop. In an example scenario, let’s say, we are calling around to receive price quotes for a repair we think our car needs. Now, it is kind of hard to know exactly what it will take to fix your car, wouldn’t you agree? However, we have a base map to go with that’s for sure. We could have some background with cars, a friend might have helped us in the right direct ... read more

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Why Pay MORE for Synthetic Oil?

Why Pay MORE for Synthetic Oil? I know soon you’ll agree, it’s a common misconception that: Full Synthetic oil is only needed for a specific group of cars OR that once you use Full Synthetic oil “you can’t ever go back” AND that it’s too expensive. Fortunately for us, none of these are the case. In fact, using Full Synthetic Engine oil will save you money! Full Synthetic engine oil is best in its class because it offers premium internal engine protection with cleaner burning energy. Studies also show that using Full Synthetic engine oil can improve your vehicle’s fuel economy by 4.5% (Roy, 2009). Considering that most Maryland drivers on the road today travel an average of 13,500 miles per year (Average miles driven per year by Americans, 2021), that 4.5% savings could add up quickly. And that’s just one benefit of Full Synthetic engine oil! At the time of writing this article, the current average cost of gasoline in the state o ... read more

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Do You Need to Perform Regular Service and Maintenance of Your Car Battery?

Do You Need to Perform Regular Service and Maintenance of Your Car Battery?

Regular service and maintenance of your car battery are very important for the overall health of your car. Due to the electrical nature of most vehicles today, your car battery not only helps your car function but also keeps your family safe when on the road. If you are looking for a professional’s advice on the state of your battery, or are in need of battery maintenance, come to J.J.’s Auto Service Center in Waldorf, MD where we can serve all your battery needs. The Purpose of a Car Battery Your car’s battery is one of the most important parts of your car. Not only does it give power to your car’s electrical circuit, but it also helps your car’s engine start when you turn the key in the ignition. As your vehicle’s main power reserve, your battery both charges and draws energy from your engine in order to power many aspects of your car as it operates. How to Spot a Bad Car Battery A bad or failing car battery is relatively easy to spot. If you ... read more

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How to Winterize Your Car

How to Winterize Your Car

Winter provides fierce conditions that are a hazard for all kinds of vehicles. To make sure your vehicle is ready for the chilly season, winterizing is critical. It is both important to be prepared for driving on terrible, slippery roads as it is to have your vehicle in peak condition. To help, we have put together a list of to-do’s that will get your car ready for winter. Let’s have a look. 1. Check the tires Make sure there is enough tread and that the tire pressure is correct. If the tires are worn, get yourself a new set. Some states will require tire chains, but in most places, a set of all-weather tires will be perfect. Areas that are prone to ice, sleet, and snow can be dangerous, though; so get yourself some winter tires, which have a much better grip on pavement. 2. Check the antifreeze and cooling system Did you know that the radiator should be refilled with new coolant (antifreeze) at least once a year? Before winter is the best time to do it, too. Use the ... read more

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8 Signs You Need New Brakes Soon

8 Signs You Need New Brakes Soon

8 Signs You Need New Brakes Soon Common Signs of Brakes in Need of Replacement Your vehicle's brakes are one of its most critical safety features. Your brakes not only allow you to stop your vehicle safely but also ensure smooth handling and full control over your speed and maneuvering while on the road. It is essential to know the warning signs of brakes in need of replacement. If you start noticing any performance issues with your vehicle, perform a quick inspection, and check for the following warning signs from J.J.'s Auto Service Center in Waldorf, MD to see if your brakes need attention. One: Visual Signs Of Brake Problems For most vehicles, you can visually inspect the brake pads through the spokes of the wheels. Upon looking clo ... read more

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