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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 […]

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Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

Here’s Your Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

How to Get Your Car Ready for the Season From road salt and potholes to rust and dirt, winter can be tough on even the most well-looked after cars. Spring offers the perfect opportunity to check in on their performance and stay ahead of any potential issues. When you give your car a little TLC […]

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Want to Extend the Life of Your Car? Here’s How.

You may be making one of these common mistakes while driving the roads that shorten the life of your vehicle. These 10 mistakes can easily hurt your car.

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used car for sale

What to Check for when buying a used car

Vehicle history Get as much information as you can from the current owner and then do your own research. Running the VIN (vehicle identification number) through a paid service like CARFAX will tell you if the car has been in an accident, if there are any liens on it, and if there are any recalls on the […]

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TPMS light notifies you that your TPMS system needs attention

What is TPMS in My Car?

If you are a car owner, you may have heard of TPMS but you have probably wondered what the TPMS system does for your car. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on your vehicle is designed to alert you when the tire pressure is too low. If the TPMS sensor light is illuminated, it usually […]

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The check engine light notifies you of an onboard problem that needs attention

What Does the Check-Engine Light Mean?

The check engine light on the dashboard is a warning that many vehicle owners dread. The check engine light is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle’s emissions, ignition, fuel or exhaust systems.

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Coolant helps your engine stay cool!

What is the Right Coolant for My Vehicle?

Coolant/Antifreeze is a Vital Element in Your Engine's Operation What coolant do I need? When it comes to the coolant you must make sure that you’re using the right one. If you use the wrong coolant then over time you’ll begin to notice a drop in your car's performance, and can find a significant amount [...]Read more

Troubleshooting Anti-Lock Brakes

Over the river and through the woods was more dangerous back when cars had crummy bias-ply tires, rear-wheel drive and ordinary brakes. So, tonight you feel confident driving home through several inches of freshly fallen snow after a sumptuous holiday dinner. Your front-drive car has excellent all-season tires and ABS (antilock braking system)—although the ABS [...]Read more

How to Diagnose Car Problems If You Don’t Know Much About Cars

If something goes wrong with your car and you don’t know much about car repair, then it’s time to go to the shop and find out what’s wrong. However, lots of people are understandably worried about getting ripped off—some mechanics are pretty good at detecting when a customer doesn’t know anything about cars. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to narrow down the possibilities of what’s going on inside your car.  Also, you can take it to J.J.’s in Waldorf, MD for a trustworthy assessment of what’s going on with the car.

The warning lights on your dashboard are the most obvious starting point. Yet the most common, the Check Engine light, can be utterly confusing because it can cover problems ranging widely in severity. Others, like the engine temperature light, tire pressure light, or oil light are more straightforward to decipher. Regardless of what lights up, never ignore it. Delaying a diagnosis and repair could lead to even bigger problems down the road.


July 2020

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