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Maryland State Safety Inspection

Maryland State Safety Inspection

Have Far East Motors help to get your Vehicle Inspection Performed Today    Vehicle Parts or Systems to be Inspected Vehicles - GVWR Equal to or Less Than 10,000 Pounds (form #23-21) Trailer (form #23-21B) Motorcycle and 3-Wheel MPV (form #23-21C) Vehicles - GVWR Over 10,000 Pounds (form #23-21A) • Steering system • Wheel alignment • Suspension • Brake system • Wheels / tires • Fuel system • Exhaust system • Bumpers • Fenders • Lights • Electrical system • Mirrors • Glazing (windows) • Wipers • Hood / catches • Door handle latches • Floor / trunk pans • Speedometer / odometer • Driver seat • Safety belts • Motor mounts • Gear shift indicator &bull ... read more

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5 Health Hacks for 2017

5 Health Hacks for 2017

  Healthy resolutions can be difficult to maintain. Finding time for the gym, having the right foods on hand for meals, resisting cravings... It can be hard! But we've put together some easy "hacks" to make staying healthy year-round easier:   Brushing Teeth - Bacteria in your mouth can be inhaled and lead to infections in your lungs. Avoid getting sick by brushing and flossing twice per day to remove plaque and excess bacteria. See your dentist at least once per year for a complete cleaning.   Hydrate - Hydration is especially important if you are working outside or performing strenuous work. If you are ill, or work indoors where central heat dries you out, stay on top of your hydration. You can 'spike' your water with available supplements to aid your body's hydration. Add a slice of lemon for flavor and a spike of Vitamin C.    Sleep - A well-rested bo ... read more

Pre-Trip and Monthly Car Inspections

Monthly Checklist Tips Take 10 minutes and use our Monthly Checklist to do your own quick visual car inspection and fluid levels check. A few minutes each month or Before a major trip of 100 miles or more, could save you a lot of money on repairs down the road. Following a basic car maintenance checklist can help keep you on the road and out of the repair shop. A little vehicular pampering can also help extend your fuel economy and put less of a burden on the environment. Take care of your car, and it will take care of you. Basic automobile maintenance and upkeep describes the action of examining and testing the state of your car's engine and servicing or replacing parts and fluids. Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort and longevity of your car. Completing a monthly preventive maintenance checklist, will alert you to fixable problems, before it's too late. The actual schedule ... read more

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Pre-Trip Checks

Pre-Trip Checks

Take a few moments and become familiar with our Services link with more detail on all aspects. Take care of your car and it will take care of you. Following basic car maintenance tips can help keep you on the road and out of the repair shop. A little vehicular TLC can even help stretch your fuel dollar and help the environment too.     Here are some Car Care guidelines: Battery Most car batteries today are maintenance-free, sealed and can last more than three years. The first sign your battery should be replaced is often trouble starting the engine. Tires A car tire inflated to 35 pounds per square inch (psi) can lose one psi every month or for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature change, so your car maintenance checklist should include checking tire pressure. Find the recommended level in the owner’s manual or on a sticker on the driver’s side door jamb. And don’t forget the spare. Rotate tire ... read more

Get your Swish On!!

Get your Swish On!!

" Thanks to all our customers who have participated in our 'Hoops' Game"     Week of March 14-19th Winners :  Charles Robinson - 2 Baskets  Lisa Covi  - 4 Baskets Frank malone - 2 Baskets  Raphael Pena - 1 Basket Kayln Hall - 1 Basket  Liluvina Cribeiro - 3 Baskets  Peter Henderson - 3 Baskets  John Marburg - 3 Baskets  Nick Allen - 1 Basket  Sumpter Riley - 2 Baskets  Walsh Taylor - 2 Baskets  Anna Brown - 2 Baskets  Nancy Clusen - 2 Baskets  Robert Riggs - 1 Basket  David Greenberg - 1 Basket  Patrick Orr - 2 Baskets  Charles Robinson - 2 Baskets  Kara Goobic - 1 Basket  Week of March 7-12th Winners :  Denard Jarmon - 2 Baskets  Jon Parsonette - 2 Baskets  Jonathan Bryson  - 3 Baskets  Bertha Paige - 3 Baskets  Ashl ... read more

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Brake System - How Does it Work

Brake System - How Does it Work

BRAKE SYSTEM What is it? Your car’s brake system is its most critical safety system and you should check it immediately if you suspect any problems. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation under a wide variety of conditions. What does it do? When you push the brake pedal, the force generates hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder. This pressure flows through the hydraulic lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and calipers, forcing the shoes against the drums (drum brakes) and the pads against the rotors (disc brakes). The resulting friction slows the vehicle and is relative to the amount of force applied at the brake pedal. Typical Wear and Tear Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need replacement. Avoid letting your brakes get to the “metal-to-metal” point, which usually means expensive rotor or drum replacement. Factors that affect wear include driving habits and quality of ... read more

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Belts and Hoses - What do they Do ?

Belts and Hoses - What do they Do ?

BELTS AND HOSES What is it? You car’s belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded. What does it do? The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator and heater core Typical Wear and Tear Key items that affect the replacement interval for belts and hoses: Vehicle age Electrolytic corrosion  Mileage Oil contamination Belt tension Failed hose clamps Symptoms Squeaking noise from under the hood during start-up or operation Coolant leaks ... read more

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Weird & Surprising Auto Laws from across the Country

Weird & Surprising Auto Laws from across the Country

We’re all too familiar with parking and speeding tickets… but did you know it’s illegal to drive a      black car on Sunday in Colorado? The auto repair experts at Far East Motors Service Center. Auto Repair are here to keep you informed and keep your vehicle safe – give us a call at 301-495-7300 for vehicle maintenance and stay safely on the roads in  D.C , Md , and Va.  From common sense to just plain weird, there are some unusual traffic laws across the country. And while not all of these may be strictly enforced, it’s worth a look at these surprising auto tickets: No Common Sense… It’s illegal to drive while blindfolded (Alabama) Don’t take a nap on the street… it’s illegal to “use the road as a bed” (Eureka, California) Not only is it unwise, it’s illegal to jump from a car at 65 mph (Glendale, California) Stay on the roads! It’s il ... read more

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