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Why Does My Car Pull To The Right Or Left

Driving in today’s society with so much traffic during rush hours is dangerous. Considering a large amount of SUVs on the roads and not to mention all of the tractor trailers, we have to be very co

Fall Care Tips for your European Car

As the seasons change, so does the type of wear and tear your vehicle may endure. From the engine to the exhaust system, various parts of your vehicle respond differently to temperature changes, and

Fall Foliage Routes in Virginia

The temperature has dropped, the air is crisp and the wind is blowing. These are sure signs that Fall is here, bringing with it the colorful sights of foliage falling along Virginia’s highways and

Are You Familiar With The Benefits Of Regular Tire Rotation?

When it comes to car maintenance, there are many things you should be doing. This includes regular tire rotation. While this may not sound like a big deal, there are several reasons why you cannot af

Avoid Car Buyer’s Remorse by Comparing Before You Buy

Buying a new set of wheels is serious business, and it is all too easy to make a mistake. And with new car prices well into the five figures and even quality used cars costing thousands, even a small

Why Won’t Your Car Start?

Few things are as frustrating as a car that refuses to start. You get dressed to go out or head off to work, you head to the garage, turn the key and are greeted by nothing but silence. Suddenly your

Ask Your Mechanic These Five Questions Before Your Next Visit

As a resident of Fairfax, you rely on the vehicle you drive. You need your car, truck or SUV to get you where you are going, whether you are running errands, shuttling the kids back and forth to prac

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

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 o

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, an

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 Transmiss

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 a

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 t

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

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

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 i

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. The post Make Your Transmission Last – Cottman’s Transmission Physician appeared first on Cottman Transmissio

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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