You probably don’t normally pay much attention to your car’s
suspension system, and that’s only because it’s working so
well. When there’s a problem with the suspension, you’ll notice
it right away. Here are some of the common symptoms you may experience
that point to a problem with the suspension system:
- Pulling to one side while driving
- Bouncing or dipping after going over a bump
- Steering wheel shakes or seems to wander on its own
- Steering wheel feels like its slipping back and forth during a turn
If your car isn’t riding or handling like it used to, come to
Murray’s Auto Clinic and let one of our experienced, ASE-certified mechanics take a look. We’ve
provided top quality auto repairs at affordable prices in Silver Springs,
MD since 1982. Our auto repair shop is equipped with state-of-the-art
diagnostic equipment to help us pinpoint exactly what needs fixing. If
you have any questions or would like to schedule a service appointment,
call us at (240) 450-2478.
How do you know when your car’s brakes need servicing, and what does
brake repair entail? These are just a few of the questions you may have
when it comes to your brake system, and they are important questions to
ask (and have answered) considering the safety role your brakes play.
You can learn more about brake repairs and the signs of brake failure
in this short clip.
If you’re experiencing any of the tell-tale signs of brake trouble,
including high-pitched squealing noises or steering wheel vibrations during
braking, visit Murray’s Auto Clinic. For over 30 years we’ve
provided drivers in Silver Springs, MD with high quality
brake repairs at affordable prices. Contact us online or call us at (240) 450-2478 to
learn more about our brake repair services or to schedule service for
your vehicle today.
The baseball playoffs are in full swing, kids are putting their Halloween
costumes together, and people are getting their heavy coats out of storage—winter
is almost here, and there’s just enough time to prepare your vehicle
for the demanding months ahead. Freezing temperatures demand your car
to work extra hard, and icy roads can be dangerous for drivers who haven’t
prepared their vehicles. Here are a few car care tips that will give your
peace of mind during the winter. You can also visit an
auto repair shop in Silver Springs, MD to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top winter shape.
Replace Worn Tires
Before snow starts to fall in Maryland,
inspect your tires for remaining tread and look for signs of uneven wearing and cupping.
Also check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks and replace any tires that
are noticeably worn or damaged. You should also get in the habit of checking
tire pressure at least once a month during the wintertime to keep your
car surefooted on the road this winter.
Inspect Lights and Bulbs
Between falling snow and foggy windows, visibility can be a challenge in
the winter months. That’s why it’s important that you inspect
your car’s lights and bulbs to make sure that you are visible to
other drivers and that you can clearly see what’s ahead of you.
Replace burned out bulbs and refinish or replace clouded lenses for maximum
Get an Oil Change
Unless you’ve recently gotten an oil change, visit a repair shop
and have a mechanic flush the existing oil and replace with fluid designed
for cold weather performance. A fully-synthetic winter motor oil will
flow well even in low temperatures to keep your engine well lubricated.
These are just a few of the important car maintenance services that can
get your car ready for winter. If you want total confidence in your vehicle
this winter, visit Murray’s Auto Clinic in Silver Springs, MD and
let our mechanics give your car a winter tune up. For additional information
on our car repair and maintenance services, call us at (240) 450-2478.
On the subject of brake fluid changes, there are a lot of different opinions
and suggestions among carmakers. Subaru, for example, says brake fluid
should be replaced every 30,000 miles while Volkswagen recommends fresh
brake fluid every two years regardless of how many miles you’ve
racked up in the meantime. Consult the owner’s manual to see what
the manufacturer recommends for your make and model, but also be on the
lookout for some of the tell-tale signs that your vehicle needs a brake
fluid flush. If you recognize any of these signs, visit a mechanic in
Silver Springs, MD for
Low Brake Fluid
As part of your normal car maintenance routine, you should get in the habit
of checking the brake fluid reservoir underneath the hood. If the brake
fluid is below the recommended fill line, visit a mechanic before you
decide to top off with some fresh fluid. After all, depending on how long
it’s been since your last brake flush the fluid in the brake lines
can be very old and dirty.
Brake Fluid Leaks
see brake fluid underneath your vehicle, visit a mechanic as soon as possible. Although this isn’t solely
a brake fluid issue, it indicates a leak in the brake system which needs
to be fixed right away. After your mechanic locates and repairs the leak,
he’ll flush the system to remove old, dirty fluid before adding
new brake fluid.
Soft Brake Pedal
The braking system is hydraulic in nature since it used brake fluid to
exert pressure on the calipers which in turn slow down or stop the wheels.
If you notice that your brake pedal feels softer than usual, or if it
has more movement, this could be a sign of either low brake fluid or air
in the brake lines. In either case, visit a mechanic to have the problem
diagnosed and fixed.
When in doubt about your brakes, don’t hesitate to visit Murray’s
Auto Clinic in Silver Springs, MD. Our mechanics are trained to provide
the highest quality brake service, and no job is too big or too small
for our auto repair shop. Stop by and visit us today or call us at (240)
450-2478 to schedule a brake inspection or brake service for your vehicle.
The exhaust is a critical component on modern vehicles. Problems with the
exhaust can affect your car’s performance and fuel economy, and
may even cause dangerous carbon monoxide fumes to build up in the cabin.
That’s why you should visit an auto repair shop to have your exhaust
inspected if you notice any of these warning signs:
- Your car is noticeably louder
- Your car occasionally hesitates or chugs when you try to start it
- You notice excessive vibrations or loss of power when operating your car
- You are filling up your gas tank more often than normal
- You get drowsy or dizzy when driving
Continuing to drive with a damaged exhaust system is dangerous, and can
end up costing you a lot more in repairs the longer you wait. If you suspect
your exhaust needs repair, visit Murray’s Auto Clinic in Silver
Spring, MD. As one of the premier
auto repair shops in the area, we can diagnose your exhaust problems and get you back on
the road in no time. Call us at (240) 450-2478 to schedule exhaust and
muffler repair today.