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Making Your Brakes Last Longer - The choice is up to you: you can make your brakes last a long time or you can wear them down quickly and replace them often. Assuming you—the vehicle owner—want to preserve time and money, our team here at Preferred Automotive in Rockville, MD, has created this list of money-saving driving techniques that ensure your … Continue reading Making Your Brakes Last Longer
Tips To Maintain Your Vehicle - A car that looks good and runs well doesn’t happen on its own. Especially, in regards to older vehicles. The owner of a good-looking, efficient car or truck has put in work to keep it this way—he/she has taken the time to keep up with regular maintenance, car washes, and practiced responsible driving techniques. At … Continue reading Tips To Maintain Your Vehicle
What Does Your Car Need? Auto Service You Can Count On… - Whether you live here in Rockford, MD, or elsewhere across the country—you have something in common with most people you meet: you rely on a mechanic to help you keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. Today’s vehicle is complex. Computerized machines, high-tech luxuries, and more and more import cars and trucks (which present their own … Continue reading What Does Your Car Need? Auto Service You Can Count On…
Transmission Fails: What To Watch Out For - Everyone knows the transmission in a vehicle is important. When it “goes out” or is heading that direction, we all brace for the high-dollar fix looming on the horizon. Often times, a transmission’s “death” can call for the tough decision: to fix or to replace the car altogether? But, how can one part of the … Continue reading Transmission Fails: What To Watch Out For
WHEN YOU DON’T GET YOUR OIL CHANGED… - Most of us believe and follow the rule regarding regular oil changes—not because we have learned the “hard way,” but because we have trusted someone along the way about our vehicle maintenance. Perhaps you believed your dad when he taught you the “3 months / 3,000 miles” rule. Perhaps you heard your family refer to … Continue reading WHEN YOU DON’T GET YOUR OIL CHANGED…
TIMING BELT FAQs—WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW? - It’s safe to assume most people know the bare minimum about their vehicles. In general, we learn what we need to know and/or what interests us. For the team here at Preferred Automotive, we seek to educate the residents of Rockville, MD, with what you need to know so you feel confident when you mechanical … Continue reading TIMING BELT FAQs—WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?
TUNE-UPS TO KEEP YOUR VEHICLE HEALTHY! - Just as people need regular doctor check-ups and routine physicals, our vehicles need regular tune-ups. Waiting until a problem arises—in general—is not a good idea (with our health or our vehicles!). If we wait, it’ll likely be “too late,” or MUCH more extensive and expensive than consistently maintaining preventative care. Now, this isn’t a health … Continue reading TUNE-UPS TO KEEP YOUR VEHICLE HEALTHY!
MARYLAND’S VEHICLE SMOG CHECK - It came as a surprise to me, years ago, that not all states require a smog test. You see, I was born and raised in and around the Rockville, MD, area. I knew about the smog tests required here at a very young ago. When I got my license, I remember my dad reminding me, … Continue reading MARYLAND’S VEHICLE SMOG CHECK
State Inspection In Md—Your Vehicle - In many states, an inspection is a big deal which requires vehicle owners to travel to a special inspection site and receive clearance to drive, yearly. Here in Maryland, though, we have more practical requirements. In fact, there are only two situations in which you will need to obtain a certified state inspection: 1. You … Continue reading State Inspection In Md—Your Vehicle
What Is A Vehicle Inspection, Really? Get The FAQS - A vehicle inspection is a mandated procedure in which a vehicle is inspected to verify that it is in compliance with safety and/or emissions regulations. From state to state, the specifics vary. As a longtime Rockville, MD resident and professional in the mechanic industry, I’ve done a bit of research on the specific regulations to … Continue reading What Is A Vehicle Inspection, Really? Get The FAQS
Brake Repairs And Your Vehicle - Properly functioning brakes keep you and your loved ones safe—which I’m sure you know. From an early age, we are all taught to listen and feel for the signs that our brakes need some attention, and yet… we all procrastinate and ignore these signs as adults. Why is that? Well, in most cases, it’s because … Continue reading Brake Repairs And Your Vehicle
The Importance Of Regular Vehicle Maintenance - Car trouble is frustrating, especially when we are busy, in a hurry, or far away from an auto shop. “Sudden” car trouble is almost entirely avoidable though. Regular car maintenance and service will help prevent “surprise” situations that cause you to miss work or leave you somewhere, stranded. At Preferred Automotive here in Rockville, MD, … Continue reading The Importance Of Regular Vehicle Maintenance
Why Choose Preferred Auto For Your Car Service Needs? - You know the struggle: choosing a reputable, trustworthy auto repair shop. It seems like these days, so many businesses are after your money instead of your best interests. Further, it’s rare to find an honest business with personable and professional staff, which also combines state-of-the-art technology. Well, for the Rockville, MD, residents and the surrounding … Continue reading Why Choose Preferred Auto For Your Car Service Needs?
OIL CHANGES: DO CARS REALLY NEED THEM? - Getting your vehicle’s oil changed on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do to avoid unnecessary expenses in the future. But, it’s important to keep in mind that not every driver handles their car the same or in the same roadways and environment, which affects how often an oil … Continue reading OIL CHANGES: DO CARS REALLY NEED THEM?
DO I REALLY NEED TO REPLACE MY TIMING BELT? - Timing belt replacements are expensive in nature. Unfortunately, this widely known fact causes many car owners to feel reluctant to get it replaced when necessary. In fact, some studies have recently found that one in five to six cars in the United States needs a new belt! This is probably because, until recently (the last … Continue reading DO I REALLY NEED TO REPLACE MY TIMING BELT?
You Need a Tune-Up Service When… - Not everyone is a car professional. In fact, most people aren’t. Master Technicians have to go through years of training in a number of different areas. So don’t feel bad if you don’t feel like you know that much about cars. But when you are a car owner, it is a good idea to know … Continue reading You Need a Tune-Up Service When…
Why Do Women Hate the Vehicle Inspection? - If you need a vehicle inspection and you are a female, you likely hate the process. That shouldn’t be the case! Of course, no one really wants to take time out of their busy day in order to have a vehicle inspection done. But it’s a necessary part of car ownership. And women should be … Continue reading Why Do Women Hate the Vehicle Inspection?
Passing a Smog Check: Simple Tips to Help - If your vehicle needs a smog check, you want it to pass so you don’t have to go through the check again or have any costly repairs performed. The best thing you can do is maintain your vehicle well in the first place. When all of the systems are operating properly, you will probably pass … Continue reading Passing a Smog Check: Simple Tips to Help
Maryland State Inspection Details and Information - If you are a car owner and you are new to Maryland, it might be a new idea to have a state inspection on your vehicle. While many other states want you to have a state inspection on an annual basis, Maryland has different qualifications. When you live in the state, you need to know … Continue reading Maryland State Inspection Details and Information
Brake Repair Advice and Options - With as often as you drive your car, it is no surprise when routine maintenance items come up. You use your brakes on a regular basis and brake repair is inevitable at some point or another. Every vehicle is different and receives wear and tear from frequent use. When you need brake repair, you have … Continue reading Brake Repair Advice and Options
Finding Quality Auto Service Before You Need It - For many Rockville drivers, a good mechanic isn’t considered until something goes terribly wrong. Unfortunately, when your car suddenly fails or you have an unfortunate automotive accident, it’s likely the worst time to look for a mechanic. After all, you have work, the kids, and household responsibilities that become much harder without a vehicle to … Continue reading Finding Quality Auto Service Before You Need It
What Auto Maintenance and Services Does Preferred Automotive Offer? - Rockville drivers take pride in their vehicles and want them running as smooth as possible for as long as possible. The secret behind a well-running car with a long life span is never forgetting when to bring it in for a service check or regular maintenance.  Your car is a machine in which every tiny … Continue reading What Auto Maintenance and Services Does Preferred Automotive Offer?