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“Tax Time 2020”

Don’t miss out! Tax time is your best time to get your vehicle repaired or serviced at All Phase Auto Repair. Major discounts given, purchase more, get more. Our maintenance packages come quick with added warranty on your vehicles systems, Transmissions, Engines, as well as Power Steering based on vehicle mileage. We use products that are proven and tested for better fuel economy, extended mileage and piece of mind. As COVID19 is front and center we remain open, clean and committed to our customers.

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“Overheating Vehicles”

Warmer weather is coming and All Phase Auto Repair can keep you and your vehicle cool. Cooling system fluids must be renewed and flushed to clean the small passages which will cause clogs and cause “Overheating Issues.” As a matter of fact all fluids should be changed out to keep your vehicles systems in proper working order for longer, saving you break downs and repair bills. Longer oil change intervals have proven problematic for newer vehicles engine systems as well, causing premature engine warning lamps and damage to timing and oiling systems. Symptoms include no power, engine lamps, oil consumption and engine noises. $10 OFF FLUID EXCHANGES EXPIRES 3/31/2020.

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Why is my car Shaking?

Have you ever been driving your car and it shook so much you felt like you were riding through a jungle? Well, here are three common problems that can cause a car to shake.

  1. The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires.  If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake. This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph).  It gets worse around 60 mph but starts to get better at high speeds.
  2. Sometimes brake rotors can be the cause of shaking.  If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by “out of round” brake rotors.  This vibration can also be felt through your brake pedal.
  3. Another common problem that can cause shaking is when a brake caliper sticks on.  When this happens you will experience a vibration through the steering wheel starting at 45 to 50 miles per hour.  It will get very bad the faster you go, and you will also smell a burning odor when you stop.

The good news is that these problems are easily avoided or corrected.

The tire problem can be avoided by purchasing good quality tires and by having all of the tires carefully inspected when your car goes in for preventative maintenance service.

The brake problem can be avoided by including brake caliper service when your brakes are due for maintenance.  This is particularly important for vehicles that have over 75,000 miles on them.  And, like your tires, have all of your brake pads inspected as part of a regularly scheduled preventive maintenance program.

In fact, by sticking to your manufacturer’s scheduled maintenance program, you can avoid or predict these problems.  Normally, the brake and tire inspections are performed when you have an oil change.  In the case of customers who put very little mileage on their cars, this will be performed at the six month vehicle check-up.

Tires wearing in a strange way or having a wheel that’s out of round can both be signs of what’s causing a vibration issue.  You may need a alignment check .  If one of the front or rear brake pads (out of four) is seen wearing more than the other, this is a sign that the brake caliper is sticking.

There are many other things that can cause your car to shake. We suggest bringing your vehicle to All Phase Auto Repair to have it properly diagnosed.

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“Transmissions Service Near Me”

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All Phase Auto knows Transmissions and Service! The best way to avoid Repair Bills is to change your vehicle fluids. Today vehicles are turning engine lamps on just because your engine and transmission oil is dirty. Manufactures will have you believe in longer service intervals but could not be more wrong. The longer intervals may benefit them when they offer “Free Oil and Filter Changes,” but its doing nothing for longevity, well being, value and worth out your vehicle

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“Oil Change Near Me”

A new age has arrived when it comes to “Oil Changes” and your vehicle. Manufactures have increased the amount of parts and systems inside your vehicles engine that are critically dependent to your vehicles oil changes and lack there of. Massive changes have taken place in the name of Uncle Sam to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy. We are seeing an alarming amount of vehicles all makes and models with dirty engine oil that can set engine lamps on and have cause for towing your vehicle. Some vehicles have been towed in with locked up engines some covered under warranty and some not. Manufactures will change their policies, specs, and pricing when it comes to problems they have to deal with such as oil consumption, leaks, and other internal engine issues and more. If your vehicle is under warranty and they have to correct it your in luck, for the rest of us the best advice is change all your vehicle fluids before your factory recommended service intervals and make absolutely sure you have your receipts when having to deal with aftermarket and dealer warranty issues. We can help,Good Luck!

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Auto Repair Financing

This day and age car repair can be quit pricey depending on what you need.  We at All Phase Auto Repair have been offering three finance options to help spread out those larger bills.  We have 6 month no interest, 12 month no interest and a 90 day payment option.  The 6 and 12 month no interest does have a credit application but we do see a lot of approvals.  The 90 day payment option does require a checking account along with a history of writing paper checks.  There is a approval process.   This option doesn’t check your credit but does have a finance charge.  The good thing about the first two options is ounce approved you have the card for any future purchases also.  Paying that bill in 6 or 12 payments is a lot easier than one lump sum and there’s no interest.  So next time you might need a set of tires, engine replacement, transmission replacement, or anything car repair related.  Come ask Terri how you can apply for our finance options.All Phase Auto Repair - Auto Pass Financingapply today

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Maryland State Inspections-What you should know before you go!

Maryland State Inspections is what everyone needs when a vehicle is purchased in Maryland.  The purpose for the inspection is to make sure the vehicle is SAFE to drive on the road amongst other vehicles.  Customers always frown upon getting a inspection done but it’s really a good thing to have.  You will know everything you need for your vehicle to be safe to drive on the roads.  When purchasing a vehicle, I would always have a inspection done before making a payment to the other party.  If your driving your little babies around town.  Wouldn’t you want to know if those tires are about to explode?

The actual inspection takes about a hour and half to complete.  The prices vary from station to station.  We are allowed to charge up 1.5 hr of our current labor rate.  Most shops are cheaper than that calculation.  We at All Phase Auto Repair charge $95 for most vehicles.  Some vehicle are more if they are a full sized SUV or truck.  We also charge additional $20 if the tint needs to inspected on the vehicle.  This tends to be a hot topic.  Tint cannot be no darker than 35% on any window for a passenger car.  This applies only to Front door windows on Trucks and SUV’s.  Police officers want to see your face when walking up to the car window.  This is the main reason for this law.  In Maryland, inspection is a one time deal unlike many other states.  Ounce you get a passing grade.  You never have to get the inspection done again as long as you keep the car.  This is why we check a lot more items than most states.  If your vehicle fails inspection: sorry you still have to pay, no we wont issue a sticker when repairs are incomplete, no we don’t sell inspection stickers, but you do have 30 days or 1000 miles to complete the repairs and come back for a reinspect.  The same inspector will have reinspect your vehicle.  Most inspections are done electronically now.  Stickers aren’t actually issued like the old days.  A email is sent to the MVA when the vehicle gets a passing grade.

In conclusion, I think people should use Maryland State Inspections as a tool when buying a vehicle and as knowledge when wanting to know what’s wrong with the vehicle.  Trying to find a shop to sell illegal inspections stickers is just foolish and unsafe for you and your family in the end.  Call All Phase  in Essex, MD and set up a appointment to get that inspection done the right way!

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“COOLING SYSTEM PRESSURE TESTING”

“Why is my engine overheating”? Your vehicles cooling system can fail, and when it does, “Cooling System Pressure Testing”, is one step to finding faults. Other tests include hydrometer, combustion, scan tool, and most important visual checks. The worst possible problem has to do with contamination. When cooling systems are not exchanged/flushed or neglected in other ways, coolant becomes acidic, or rusty, and will react with the rest of your cooling system and engine for the worst. Rust will continue to degrade inside cooling system parts including mechanical engine parts and become costly. Don’t let your cooling system get that bad, ( see pics), come and see us for some cooling system help and tips.

$20 Off Service Repairs

Take $20 off when you spend a $100.00 or more on a service repair from All Phase Auto Repair. One coupon per visit. Not valid with other offer or special. Coupon must be presented in advance. Call us for an appointment: (410) 687-5030

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“FREE CHECK ENGINE LAMP SCAN”

“What do I do when my engine lamp comes on.” Most Auto Parts stores and Auto Repair shops will scan your codes for free, however it does not pinpoint your exact cause, just possibilities. Diagnostics are key to saving you money and time when it comes to your “Vehicles Warning Lamps”. Just like the Doctors office, Testing requires expensive specialized equipment to get the correct results. Ignoring these warning lamps can cause them to spread to other vehicle modules erroneously and infect them costing you more money and time to diagnose them. Come see us when your Warning Lamps stay on.

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