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Driving in Fog: High Beams or Low Beams?

It starts with the sky turning an ominous grey. Then, the thick, hazy fog rolls in, obscuring the road in front of you. Anything beyond a couple hundred feet is a cloudy white. It’s both frustrating and dangerous to not clearly see the road in front of you. Do you turn on your high beams or low beams? And what’s the difference? Read More

Myth Busted! Why You Shouldn’t Idle Your Car In the Cold

Millions of Americans will soon be waking up to frosty roads, icy windshields, and stone cold engines. If you're one of the many drivers who thinks it's important to turn on your car and let it sit before hitting the road in wintry weather, you could be doing your engine more harm than good. Find out why this winter driving myth needs to be busted! Read More

Tips From A Technician: How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

It's officially fall! How ready are you and your vehicle? WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore recently stopped by Firestone Complete Auto Care to chat with Jeremy Turner, one of our many trusted technicians and local store managers, for tips on preparing your car for poor weather. Follow along as Turner highlights his most important winter car care tips! Read More

How to Find an Oil Leak

It’s easy to shrug off an oil stain in your driveway as a minor cosmetic blemish, but what starts out as a little "automotive incontinence" can quickly lead to bigger problems, including (gasp!) irreversible damage to your engine. Read on to learn why you should take the time to identify your leak and get tips for what to do when your drips become more than just droplets! Read More

My Vehicle Failed Emissions Testing: What Now?

When it‘s time to renew your tags, it’s unfortunately time to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For drivers in many states, this process also requires supplying the DMV with a certificate proving your car has passed its emissions test. Sounds simple enough, right? But what happens if your car doesn’t pass? Read More

Don’t Sweat It! 3 Symptoms of Weak Car A/C

It's well over 95 degrees and your car just won't cool off. Driving even the shortest distance puts your antiperspirant into overdrive. What's driver to do? Look for these three easy signs that moisture might be wreaking havoc on your car's air conditioning system before you melt, unless you like running errands in a mobile sweat lodge! Read More

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