Winter Driving Tips for Better Traction and Visibility Posted at 20:29h in Auto Maintenance by Eby's Garage Winter driving can be stressful for you and hard on your vehicle. Stay safer this winter by following a few winter driving tips and regularly inspecting your tires, headlights, windshield, and wiper blades. Consult your owner’s manual for details on maintaining your vehicle’s specific components. Or, if you prefer to leave your auto inspections up to the professionals, schedule a service to winterize your car. Winter Driving Tips & Auto Services Here are a few helpful tips to follow while driving this winter: Slow down – Studies show driving at reduced speeds in bad weather is safer. Increase the distance between you and the car you are following. Don’t follow a snowplow too closely, as they can drive unpred ... read more
October is Car Care Month: Fall Auto Tips Boonsboro, MD Posted at 15:20h in Auto Maintenance by Eby's Garage October is officially known as National Fall Car Care Month in the United States. It is a great reminder to get caught up on any routine maintenance services that are overdue. A few fall auto tips to help prepare for the cooler temperatures include inspecting your tires, getting a battery check, and scheduling an oil change. Also, keep reading for some suggestions to avoid common fall driving hazards. Car Care Month: Fall Auto TipsRoutine Maintenance Check your owner’s manual to see if you have any mileage marker (30/60/90k) services that have been missed or are approaching. Performing routine maintenance on your autom ... read more
Why My Car Stalls at Idle or While Driving It is an unfortunate fact that your car may stall while driving it. It can be inconvenient, scary, and even dangerous in certain situations. Maybe your car stalls when at idle or driving or it dies when slowing down. If so, here may be serious issues going on with either your fuel delivery system or electrical malfunctions. Since modern vehicles are more complex than their predecessors, they can be harder to diagnose without proper computer diagnostic equipment. Therefore, make sure to bring it in for a diagnostic inspection service right away. Common Driving Situations There are a ton of reasons that can contribute to a car stalling. Understanding when your car dies can help narrow down why. Let’s look at some common driving situations where car stalling can occur. Car Stalls When Idle We have all seen it. A car is stalled in the intersection, and the embarrassed driver pushes it out of the way. It c ... read more
4 Common Brake Repair Services in Boonsboro, MD Are you experiencing screeching or grinding sounds when you use the brakes? Does your brake pedal vibrate, feel squishy, or go almost all the way to the floor before your car slows down? Do you need to fight with the steering wheel because your car pulls to one side when braking? All these signs are indications that you need to schedule a brake service. A qualified service technician can diagnose which brake repair service will solve your issue, whether it is installing new brake pads, resurfacing the rotors, or replacing a faulty master cylinder.
Types of Brake Repair The braking system is rather complicated, especially on newer cars, with lots of moving parts and consumable components. It’s fairly easy to know your brakes need work, but it’s not always easy to know which parts need servicing or replacing. Let’s break it down and look at 4 common brake repairs. 1 – Brake Pads Brake pads are one of the com ... read more
How to Care for Your Tires in the Summer Heat Posted at 14:40h in Uncategorized by Eby's Garage Your tires are what connects your car to the road. Keeping your tires in good condition is a good practice. It is also more cost effective, because replacing tires before their time is expensive. Practice routine tire maintenance by frequently checking your tire pressure and tread wear (including the spare tire) to benefit the safety of yourself and all motorists. By following a few simple tips, you can protect your car tires from the summer heat, be safer on the road, and save yourself money in the long run. Tires Maintenance & SafetyTires Pressure Proper tire pressure is the #1 most important element of maintaining your tires. Having tires with the correct PSI gets you better gas mileage, tires last longer, and yo ... read more