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Five Best Car Tips from Dad!

Fairfax Auto Repair is a family owned business, and with Father’s Day coming up, we’d thought it be a great opportunity to reward Dad’s for all their awesome car advice over the years. Whether y

How to Maintain Your Hybrid

Hybrid cars are a great benefit to the environment and more importantly, your pockets. Since these cars run both on electricity and gasoline, you end up spending less time at the pump and more time on

Odors Related to Your Car!

There are usually several warning signs that may emerge before major car problems occur. Certain noises, indicator lights, and even specific odors can tell you what problem your car may be having, and

ABS Brakes and Your Car!

The summer is finally winding down and here at FAR we’re preparing ourselves for fall and autumn weather! One thing you may hear mentioned a lot during the fall/winter season are ABS or Anti-Lock Br

Top 5 Hybrids Under $30,000

While hybrid vehicles have become quite popular within the past few years, there is still hesitation from consumers about the price of these eco-friendly automobiles. Lots of luxury automobile manufac

Tire Buying 101:

A little known fact from the automotive industry: tires are the most important safety component of a vehicle. This may surprise some, as when most people think of their car’s safety features they pi

Speaking of Alternative Fuels….Have You Heard of E-gas?

Continuing with our clean energy theme this week, we’d like to introduce you to E-Gas. It begins with green electricity, water, and carbon dioxide. The end products are hydrogen and a synthetic meth

Our Top Tips for Tailgating

The summer may be over but that only means one thing; tailgating season is here! Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, or just tagging along for the food and beers, tailgating is a great way to en

Diesel Vehicles: More Bang for Your Buck?

Clean energy and environmental concern are very important to us here at Fairfax Auto Repair, so it can be sometimes so surprising to see many American consumers still harbor negative feelings towards

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Marks Groundbreaking Year with Digital Marketing Achievements and Awards

Aftermarket Leader Fills 2017 with Myriad Marketing Initiatives, Including National Check Your Transmission Day, Activity Book Giveaway and New Educational Videos  HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmissi

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Wins Communications Award from Women in Auto Care

Cottman’s Transmission Physician Honored for Contribution to Women’s Representation in Auto Care Industry  HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care continues to set the standard

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Reveals Second Coloring Book Featuring Cottman Man and Transmission Physician for Holiday Season

Auto Repair Brand Delivers Car Care-Themed Coloring and Activities Book to Make a Positive Impact on Local Boys and Girls Clubs and Other Children’s Groups  HORSHAM, PA – Cottman Transmission an

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Honored with W3 Award For Transmission Physician

Cottman’s Transmission Physician Wins Silver Award For Online Video-Web Series  HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care continues to bring home industry honors with a new award th

Cottman’s Used Car Pre-Purchase Check

  So you’ve decided it’s time to replace your old car with a newer, used car but how can you be sure whether the car you’re looking at is a great deal or you’re just buying someone else’s p

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Launches Innovative Pre-Purchase Check Services

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, continuing to solidify its place as the most transparent and educational aftermarket car care brand in the industry, announced today a new service promoting s

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Celebrates “National Check Your Transmission Day” Today on Oct. 21

Auto Repair Brand Promotes Transmission Maintenance During National Car Care Month with Free TransCheck 21 PLUS Inspection  HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care announced that it

Cottman’s National Check Your Transmission Day October 21st

  Mark your calendar right away, because October 21st is National Check Your Transmission Day! Catching a small problem early on will often save you from a much larger one later.

Oct 21, 2017 – National Check Your Transmission Day

BY:  OPENBAY STAFF ON OCTOBER 16, 2017 Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is naming October 21st National Check Your Transmission Day. And they’ll perform a TransCheck 21 Plus Inspection

Make Your Transmission Last – Cottman’s Transmission Physician

How to make your transmission last? Find out from Cottman’s Transmission Physician.

Where’s the Dipstick?

For newer vehicles, particularly German makes, manufacturers are increasingly ditching the transmission dipstick in favor of electronic oil level monitoring. Others may employ a fluid level plug hole

Logo Evolution: A Brief History of a Few Ever-Changing Car Logos

Trapped in a moment of time, such as we are, it would appear that everything around us is as it has always been. The Hollywood Sign, for example, is a seemingly timeless icon that stands for not only

Preventing Automotive Problems Caused by Old Man Winter

Most of us have experienced driving in cold weather and our share of breakdowns. Usually a breakdown is due to the neglect of our vehicle; I’m just as guilty as the next guy. We’re busy people! Th

Coast to Coast: The History of Transcontinental Travel, Part 5: The Future of Travel

Undoubtedly, the transcontinental record posted last year will not stand for long, as there are probably teams of people right now plotting their strategy to traverse the country in less time. They wi

Turbochargers – Pump It Up

By Jim Marotta   A naturally aspirated automobile engine uses the downward stroke of a piston to create an area of low pressure in order to draw air into the cylinder through the intake valves. Becau

How to Refill the Coolant without a Bleed Tool

Draining and refilling the coolant is one of the easier maintenance tasks you can do on most vehicles. In addition to saving money, doing your own maintenance is a way to monitor the health of your ve

How To Tell If Your Fuel Filter Is Clogged

Fuel: your automobile runs on it, obviously, but it’s not the only thing that gets into your car. Contaminants, dirt, and the odd thing make their way into your fuel, which goes all throughout the c

Battery Failure

Years ago, vehicles were equipped with carburetors and required a longer cranking time to start. In many instances this longer cranking time would reveal a weak battery. You could actually hear the cr

Coast to Coast: The History of Transcontinental Travel, Part 4: The New Record Setters

Throughout the history of American transportation, cross-country migration had been based on three things, imperialism — to conquer new lands and expand the country’s boundaries; on necessity —

Coast to Coast: The History of Transcontinental Travel, Part 3: Better Roads, Please

By Ryan Lee Price Soon after the turn of the century, some automobile companies were using their products to help promote sales in the shipping industry. In 1908, Packard sent one of its trucks from N


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