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Alignment is the position of your wheels in relation to your vehicle and how they interact with the road. When your vehicle is properly aligned, your wheels will point in the same direction as the vehicle. To maintain proper control of your car, you must keep your wheels in proper alignment. Otherwise, steering will become difficult, your tires will wear unevenly and your fuel economy will decrease. 

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Have you ever noticed your dashboard ABS icon lit up? If you have it means there is an issue that needs to be diagnosed, ABS issues don’t need to be ignored long. The anti-lock braking system, or ABS, is an important feature on every modern car, truck, or SUV. It has been legally mandated since 2013 in the US but was standard on almost every vehicle even prior to that. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your ABS system doesn’t fail, from South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD.

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Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

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Once you know what's in your transmission, and what’s connected to it, it’s much easier to understand how it works. Let's take a look at how it all comes together. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we want to make sure you know how your car works so you can keep it in great condition.

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If you drive a performance car or SUV, you want to take every measure possible to ensure it stays in good shape and running well. For many drivers of precision-engineered vehicles like BMW, Audi, Porsche, Subaru, etc., warming up the engine is a part of taking care of your vehicle. But is it necessary?

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There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, our mechanics are well trained and qualified to service any type of transmission, in any car, truck, or SUV. If your car is equipped with four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, you probably know that your transmission is somewhat complicated, and therefore requires professional attention. Our technicians possess the knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your 4WD or AWD vehicle reliably on the road, and ready for any driving condition, any time. For all your transmission repair or maintenance needs, call or come by South Mountain Collision & Auto Center today.

differerential

If you own a rear-wheel-drive car, truck, or SUV then your vehicle is equipped with a differential. Like any other component on your car, maintaining your differential is an important aspect of keeping your vehicle reliably on the road. From South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, here’s what you need to know.

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