MAY 28, 2015 BY CARGUY

What do I get when I ask for a Tune up on my car?


You walk into your local auto mechanics shop and ask for a tune up, but what are you really getting? Asking for a tune up is like putting butter on your popcorn at the movie theater it is just second nature. The fact is that as technology continues to improve the term “tune up” changes too. In […]

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MAY 22, 2015 BY CARGUY

What are Timing Belts and Chains and why they are Important?


When buying a used car everyone asks how many miles does it get, how old are the tires and has the timing belt or timing chain been replaced? So what is this illusive timing belt and timing chain and why is it so important to know if your vehicle has had one replaced? The timing […]

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MAY 15, 2015 BY CARGUY

Got a Flat? Which is better a Tire Patch or a Plug?


As the weather warms and school lets out the amount of vehicles on the road increases; so does road debris and the chances of getting a flat tire. Not only is this an inconvenience but at high speeds this can be dangerous. Once you notice that you have gotten a flat pull over to a […]

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Enjoy your Vacation with this Pre-Trip Guide


Going on vacation is supposed to be a joyous time, a time where you can unwind from the daily grind and reconnect with your loved ones. Don’t get caught with a broken down car and a ruined vacation. Follow this vacation preparation guide and be on the road to happy memories: Check under the Hood: […]

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The Causes behind Flickering Lights in an Automobile


Have you ever been driving your car and noticed the lights begin to flicker when you press the gas pedal? This is a pre-warning sign that there is something wrong in the electrical system. If this is happening to you now get to an automotive technician now before you are stranded. The two main causes […]

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Performance Test on AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil


Customer satisfaction is our main goal here at Agape Auto Service which is why we put our faith in AMSOIL products. We trust that AMSOIL products will keep our customer’s cars running in peak conditions and this is why: In November of 2014 AMSOIL did a study on their signature series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor oil. Their […]

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What ASE Certification Means to Me and My Car


Have you sat in your automobile mechanic’s service office and noticed a blue plaque on the wall reading “ASE Certified” and wondered what that means? As technology grows in the automotive industry so do es the tools and expertise of the technicians performing the repairs. Through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technicians can […]

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St. Patrick’s Day: Going Green with Maintenance


The luck of the Irish is represented with green on St. Patrick’s Day as are the hybrid vehicles that are taking the world by storm. As people become more contentious about the environment and purchase hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs). It is important to outline the maintenance that these vehicles require. Hybrid […]

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Exterior Vehicle Maintenance: Prepare for Spring Showers


You have braved the cold, the snow and the ice and now it is time to prepare for the spring showers and summer sun. Here is a checklist for your vehicle maintenance focusing on the exterior of your car. Windshield Wipers: It is important to check the windshield wipers on your vehicle periodically. The rubber […]

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Escape the Summer Heat by servicing your Auto A/C System


The sun is beating down; the heat is sweltering and your cars A/C is blowing hot air! We have all been is this situation where you can’t escape the heat of summer. It is important this spring to bring your vehicle to a technician so they can service your air conditioning system. It takes less […]

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Spring Forward with this Vehicle Maintenance CheckList


With Spring knocking on our door here is a checklist for your mechanical vehicle maintenance to ensure your car is in peak condition. 1) Oil and filter:  The general rule with oil and filters is 6 months or 5000 miles to change the oil on your car. When oil is heated inside the engine of your vehicle […]

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BG Products Helps Technicians Install Quality Products


BG Products Inc. is a company that works hard to maintain customer satisfaction by continually improving the quality of their products. BG Products Inc. offers maintenance services for fuel systems, transmissions, brakes, power steering, cooling systems, battery, drive line and climate control systems. BG Products Inc. is dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of their […]

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What is Important to Check on your Vehicle before winter


Winter is approaching at lightning speed. There are several things that need to be done to ensure that your vehicle is prepared for it and you can avoid a break down. Before the snowflakes begin to fall schedule a vehicle service now. The things that are included in a vehicle check up include: 1. Check […]

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Go Warp Speed in the Audi R8


The German Audi R8 is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car was built off of the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig. The Audi R8 was designed, developed and manufactured by the Audi AG’s high performance subsidiary company. Based off of the Lamborghini Gallardo platform, the Audi R8 contains […]

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Honest Abe Never Lies, it May be Time to Change your Tires


Everyone wants to get the most out of the tires on their car. Tires are the reason a vehicle goes round and it is imperative to ensure their stability. An easy trick of the trade to monitor the wear on the tires of a vehicle is to rely on the help of Honest Abe Lincoln. […]

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Is it Important to Warm up your Vehicle in the Winter?

Cold winter brings on the common car task of warming up your vehicle before you go anywhere but is it really important? This seems second nature to go out in the blistering cold 10 minutes before you plan to leave and warm up your vehicle so that the engine performs correctly. This is a myth […]

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The Bonus of Using Synthetic Oil in your Vehicle


Getting the oil changed in your vehicle is highly important to get longevity out of your engine. The purpose of oil in your engine is to protect all of the moving parts, without the oil the moving parts in an engine would create excessive heat, grind against each other, and potentially break causing catastrophic failure. […]

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Moving to Pax River


Southern Maryland is really a great place to live. The area is safe, has a laid back feel and provides great public schools. If you are looking to move to the Patuxent (Pax) river area to work at the Pax River Naval Air Station (NAS), then St. Mary’s County and/or Calvert County are great locations to […]

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What is a Cooling System Service?

What is a Cooling System Service? Whenever a fluid is in contact with metal, electrochemical degradation takes place which results in a higher than normal level of acid present in any give fluid. This higher acid level, if left unchanged, can result in very costly repairs. As a result, it is recommended to flush your […]

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Why is a Wheel Alignment Important?


Maintaining the factory specified suspension setting will make your car safer and easier to drive. Steering pull, unsteady or loose steering, or hard steering can be caused by misalignment conditions. A properly aligned vehicle can save you money! Misalignment conditions can cause greatly accelerated tire wear, poor fuel economy, and excessive wear on other suspension […]

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Southern Maryland – New To The Area

Many southern Marylanders work at Andrews Air Force Base, the U.S. Census Bureau or at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and its related industries. If you are moving to Southern Maryland and planning to work at one of the military facilities then here are a few tips that will help you feel like less of a rookie.   […]

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Southern Maryland – Charles County

A growing area in southern Maryland is Charles County. It is a part of the Wachington Metropolitan area and has an estimated population of 146,551. It is only a short drive from Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, VA and Harrisburg, PA. There are many sites to visit so this area is definitely worth checking out if […]

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Southern Maryland – Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s Counties

Southern Maryland is a wonderful place to live, visit, and even start a business. The water views are breathtaking, the land is rich, the economy is growing and the historical sites are worthwhile. There are so many wonderful areas to choose from in Southern Maryland but today we will discuss only a few favorites. St. […]

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Moving to Southern Maryland – Calvert County

Southern Maryland offers a fine mixture of people, opportunities and attractions that tend to entice both residents and tourists. The atmosphere is so breathtaking that most tourists never leave. The historical landmarks, beautiful landscapes, bountiful job opportunities and excellent public schools in Calvert County alone are a few reasons southern Maryland is so celebrated. Calvert […]

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Southern Maryland – Patuxent River

The historical landmarks, beautiful landscapes, bountiful military job opportunities and excellent schools and colleges are only a few reasons southern Maryland is so popular. The soothing views of Patuxent River, friendly communities and economic growth trends alone offer many people a place of happiness and rest. An important part of southern Maryland is the Patuxent […]

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Southern Maryland Employment

Southern Maryland is a lovely place to visit as well as live. A large part of the southern Maryland population is either military or tourists that have decided to never leave. If you are seeking southern Maryland employment then you should know that the military job opportunities alone drive quality individuals to reside here. The […]

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Southern Maryland – Move to St. Mary’s County

Southern Maryland is a place that is great for raising families, vacationing and eating. St. Mary’s County is one of the most popular locations of Southern Maryland due to economic growth. St. Mary’s County sits on the banks of prestigious St. Mary’s river. The economy of the area is now largely governed by the heavy […]

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Hollywood Maryland

Hollywood, Maryland, is a region of land that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, therefore it is considered an unincorporated community. This small rural community offers extensive farms and historical tourist attractions. Hollywood, Md., currently hosts some of Southern Maryland’s best industrial parks and there is a conference center3 attached to the […]

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St. Mary’s County

Southern Maryland is home to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. This area offers thousand miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River. St. Mary’s County alone offers premium water front properties that attract many tourists and job seekers. St. Mary’s County St. Mary’s County was the first county established in Maryland […]

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Naval Air Station – Moving to Pax River For Work

The Naval Air Station in Southern Maryland is on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of Patuxent River. It serves as a center for test and evaluation and systems acquisition relating to naval aviation. The military’s economic impact is so powerful that people are attracted to the southern Maryland area in the beginning looking for jobs. The […]

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Naval Air Station – Moving to Pax River For Work

The Naval Air Station in Southern Maryland is on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of Patuxent River. It serves as a center for test and evaluation and systems acquisition relating to naval aviation. The military’s economic impact is so powerful that people are attracted to the southern Maryland area in the beginning looking for jobs. The […]

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Moving to Southern Maryland – Car Maintenance 101

Moving to Southern Maryland is exciting and should be an enjoyable trip unless you experience a breakdown along the way. The best way to prevent a breakdown is to make sure you perform consistent car maintenance. It’s also a good idea to get your car checked out before and/or after a long trip. Routine quality car maintenance […]

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Moving to Southern Maryland

Maryland offers a rich diversity of people, opportunities and attractions that tend to entice tourists. The southern Maryland atmosphere is so exhilarating that most tourists never leave. The historical landmarks, beautiful landscapes, bountiful job opportunities and excellent public schools and colleges are only a few reasons the state of Maryland is so celebrated. When moving to […]

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Why you should flush out your power steering fluid?

Why you should flush out your power steering fluid? Most people, at one time or another, have encountered a power steering problem with a power steering pump, hoses, gear box or rack & pinion. Failures could be anything from noise, leaks or stiffness when first starting the car. Power steering fluid is designed for power steering […]

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Automotive Air Conditioning Service

Automotive Air Conditioning Service Your air conditioning should be checked for proper operation and Freon charge at least once a year. Freon is very hard to contain in an automotive system. The reason is your air conditioning compressor operates at all different speeds due to engine RPM. The rest of the system is comprised of […]

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MAY 12, 2011 BY CARGUY

Why you should flush your transmission fluid?

Why you should flush your transmission fluid? Nearly nine out of ten transmission failures are due to overheating and fluid contamination, according to the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association. Just like the oil in your cars engine, automatic transmission fluid (ATF) suffers from heat, friction and electrochemical degradation. Once this process starts, your transmission’s vital parts begin […]

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MAY 12, 2011 BY CARGUY

Why “Preventative Maintenance?”

Why “Preventative Maintenance?” Manufacturers know that a properly maintained vehicle will be more dependable, safer, last longer and increase your satisfaction with their product. Car makers and owners also have a responsibility to make sure emission controls receive regular service and are functioning properly. Regular maintenance helps accomplish these goals be keeping your engine running […]

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MAY 12, 2011 BY CARGUY

Why You Should Service Your Brake Fluid?

Why You Should Service Your Brake Fluid? Your Brake Fluid Requires Regular Service Because It Becomes Contaminated By Moisture. How does moisture get into your break fluid? Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means that it magnetically attracts and absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, usually through the master cylinder reservoir and permeable break hoses. Moisture contamination lowers the […]

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MAY 11, 2011 BY CARGUY

Complete Computerized Engine Analysis Saves Fuel

Complete Computerized Engine Analysis Why a complete computerized engine analysis is worth every penny! In 1970, the average car had only $25.00 worth of electronics. By 1981 the average car electronics had risen to over $1,000.00 per car and by 1996 to over $3,500.00 per car and still rising. Today’s vehicles computers operate everything from air […]

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