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History of a Hybrid Car

The History of the Hybrid Car: An Evolution for the Future Due to the demand of having a car wherein everyone can consume less fuel and will not contribute to the air pollution, the hybrid car was finally created to meet this end. And due to the rapid advancements in the gasoline engine, the hybrid […]

Preventive Maintenance to Keep Your Car on the Road

A New Car is Pricey!! Many motorists in Southern Maryland bemoan the myriad costs associated with owning a vehicle. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price for a new car in the United States is slightly more than $28,000. But as any vehicle owner knows, that sticker price is only the beginning. […]

How to Jump Start a Car Battery

Has this ever happened to you? You jump into the driver’s seat of your car, in a rush to get your kids to school and yourself to work. You turn the key and get ready to zoom away—but as you turn your ignition, nothing happens. A few clicks or stray sputters of your engine, maybe. […]

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Winter Driving

How to stay safe on winter roads Snowy weather can be a time for fun, especially for avid skiers or children who relish spending days off from school tossing snowballs and building snow forts. Many adults, however, do not look forward to the snow as much as youngsters do. Snow can be hazardous when driving, […]

Tire Maintenance Southern Maryland

Learn the Proper Ways to Rotate Tires;  Auto Repair California MD Rotating tires is something that many people in California MD do religiously while others put off the task until they notice a problem with the car’s performance. An important component of vehicle upkeep, rotating tires not only extends the life of the tires, but […]

How to Clean a Car Battery

  If you have an old battery or a mechanical failing, that’s probably going to require intervention from an automotive specialist. But if the problem is simply that the terminals on your battery need to be cleaned, that’s something you can do yourself.   Here’s what you need to do to make sure your battery […]

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How To Properly Wash A Car

  While most people are careful with regular maintenance and tune-ups, car washing can sometimes be overlooked. Weekly car washes can not only make your vehicle look better, they can make your vehicle last longer. However, there is a right way to wash your car – and many wrong ways to do it. At Meineke, […]

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Benefits of Anti-Lock Brakes

  Anti-lock brakes come standard in most modern vehicles—and not without reasons. Generally speaking, anti-lock brakes are quite advantageous. They provide the driver with more stability and prevent the car from spinning out of control, in particular on wet or slippery surfaces. As far as modern vehicle safety features go, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are […]

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How to Charge a Car Battery

  Charging a dead car battery is more than simply hooking up a charger if you want to do this job safely. You should know which terminal to remove first if you have to remove the battery, which terminal to hook up first on the charger, how long to charge a dead car battery and […]

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The History of Anti-Lock Brakes

  It’s easy to take anti-lock braking systems for granted. After all, ABS technology is a standard safety feature on most new cars and trucks. But there was a time before ABS—and in fact, the evolution of ABS technology has been fairly long and involved. It took a lot of work before anti-lock brakes became […]

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How To Jump Start A Car Battery The Right Way

Car Battery Dead?   It has probably happened to you before.You go to turn your ignition, and nothing happens. Maybe you hear a few clicks. Another dead car battery? You need to fix this and get your vehicle back on the road – fast. If you are prepared, you already have a good set of […]

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Hollywood MD Ride Sharing

 Ridesharing keeps seniors on the move Losing the ability to drive and get around is one of the most challenging aspects of growing older for seniors. This loss of independence can result in loneliness, depression and isolation. Often seniors have to rely on family to take them places, leaving them at the mercy of a […]

Southern MD: 10 Things You Need To Know When Buying Tires

Attention Southern Maryland: 10 Things You Need To Know When Buying Tires Fitting a new set of tires is perhaps not high on many vehicle owners list of fun things to do, but at some point, be it due to damage or just because your tires’ lifespan is up, it will need to be done […]

Does Using Premium Gasoline Really Save You Money?

  Buying gas is one of life’s small conundrums. Most of us have little idea what those numbers on the pump mean, so we usually just pick one that seems to correlate best to our stage in life. When we’re starving students, we go for the less expensive 87 octane. If we drive a nice […]

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Can You Use Dish Soap To Wash A Car?

  What Soap is Safe for Cars?   While most people are careful with regular maintenance and tune-ups, car washing can sometimes be overlooked. Weekly homemade car washes can not only make your vehicle look better, but they can also make your vehicle last longer. However, there is a right way to wash your car […]

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Southern Maryland Auto Maintenance Guide

ATTENTION SOUTHERN MARYLAND Auto Maintenance Guide – What You Should Know, And Other’s May Not Tell You Maintaining your vehicle is not just important to keep it running smoothly and efficiently but vital to ensure it remains in a safe driving condition. When it comes to auto maintenance, it is definitely a case of prevention […]

Aging and driving in Southern Maryland

Driving ability may decline as drivers age. But certain steps can keep seniors in Southern Maryland on the road longer. Getting behind the wheel and enjoying the freedom to travel is a luxury few are anxious to abandon. But there comes a time in nearly every person’s life when he or she must take inventory […]

How Long Should You Charge a Dead Car Battery?

  Few things are more frustrating than getting into your car only to find that the engine won’t start. Often, the problem is as simple as a dead battery. Although this is obviously inconvenient, you can always attempt to jump start the car in order to revive the dead battery. This is assuming you have […]

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Warning signs a tire is about to go flat

Read about flat tire warning, auto repair, tire repairs, tire care: In Southern MD few drivers will be fortunate enough to go their entire driving lives without encountering at least one flat tire. Flat tires range from the inconvenient flats, which may interrupt a road trip or make drivers late for work or an appointment, […]

Your Engine Is Misfiring- Now What?

Your Engine Is Misfiring- Now What? It is a cold day and your car has a little more trouble starting up than usual. Soon enough that becomes a strong bucking sensation and you have to rev the engine a few times for the RPMs to settle back down. Your engine has misfired and all you […]

6 important automotive factors to save you money on maintenance

Regular Auto Maintenance can save you Money Folks throughout Southern Maryland rely on their car or any other vehicles to go to the workplace, travel with family and get home sooner. Though lots of benefits are related with cars, most owners ignore the regular maintenance of their vehicles to save money. While they may save […]

History of Rubber


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Driving vacation planning pointers in Southern MD

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: CHESELDINE TIRE AND AUTO IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY Driving vacations are typically a more affordable option than flying for families looking to get away. Families often must decide between the convenience of flying versus the cost-effectiveness of self-driving vacations. Parents who hope to have a fun and affordable trip may find […]

8 factors that can affect auto insurance premiums

Auto insurance is a necessity for drivers in many localities. BUT… But while local laws may mandate drivers have insurance, no such laws mandate how much drivers must pay to insure their vehicles. Certain factors can influence just how much drivers will pay for their auto insurance policies. 1. Complacency: Doing nothing at all may […]

Make your vehicle less vulnerable to theft

Cheseldine Tire and Auto is here for your auto repair needs but we’d like to offer some tips to keep your car less vulnerable to theft.  Think of us as the Go – To- Auto Repair Guys in Southern MD. We can give you hints and Tips on many auto repair issues. Vehicle theft is […]

Leonardtown Press Release

Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location   Serving St. Mary’s County since 1989, the renowned Cheseldine Tire & Auto are pleased to announce the official opening of their second location in Leonardtown, MD. Maryland – January 31 2017: One of Southern Maryland’s most established automotive repair centers, Cheseldine Tire & Auto, have expanded […]

Look Around The Auto Repair Center

When Visiting an Auto Repair Center for the First Time, Have a Look Around!   When you’re looking for a new automotive repair center, you can begin by judging a look by its cover. As you drive in, look around. You can tell a lot about how professional the business is by the condition they […]

Auto Repair Shop Checklist

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How to Choose The Right Auto Repair Shop

Choosing the right auto repair shop is important to the health of your vehicle! Be sure to download your complimentary report on: “Everything You Must Know Before Hiring an Auto Repair Shop”. We are confident that this report will answer most of your questions.  And it will do it in a no-pressure way so you […]

Don’t Wait until it’s Too Late to find a Good Auto Mechanic

Don’t Wait until it’s Too Late to find a Good Auto Mechanic If you wait to find a good mechanic in Southern Maryland until your brakes desperately need to be fixed, or the muffler falls off your car, it’s going to be too late. Once you’ve reached this point your emotions are involved and you’ll […]

Leaves present a vehicle hazard in Southern MD

Falling leaves present a beautiful safety hazard Autumn and driving seem to be tailor-made for one another, and they can be if motorists exercise caution when driving near fallen leaves. Watching leaves turn brilliant shades of color and fall from the trees is a favorite activity each fall. Drivers travel near and far to witness […]

Simple ways to extend the life of your vehicle

Things to do to help your vehicle last longer: Keeping a vehicle’s interior clean can make it more enjoyable to drive while encouraging owners to keep their cars for longer periods of time. According to data from, in 2012 the average new car cost $30,500. That’s a considerable expense, especially at a time when […]

Prepare Vehicles For Southern MD Harsh Weather

Things to Do to ready your car for winter  in Southern MD As the seasons’ change, motorists must take steps to safeguard their vehicles, especially when the season changes from fall to winter. Each winter, many vehicles are subjected to sub-zero temperatures, snowfall, and icy roads, and such conditions can take their toll on vehicles […]

Ridesharing Tips

Ridesharing is a growing trend among travelers from all walks of life.  Some proponents of ridesharing support the concept because they feel it’s an eco-friendly means of traveling, while others find it’s a great way to save money. Still others employ third-party ridesharing services as a responsible, affordable way to travel when going out for […]

Road Trip Vehicle Technology

Tech to take along on your next Southern Maryland road trip. Road trips hold a special place in the hearts of many people from Southern Maryland.  The open road and the freedoms it represents have been romanticized by writers and travelers since automobiles became accessible to the masses. While many drivers still take to the […]

4 reasons for a check engine light

The first indication that your vehicle needs repair is often the check engine light. In Southern Maryland, vehicles rely on many components working harmoniously to function at optimal capacity. Any number of systems can go wrong, and oftentimes the first indication that something has gone awry is an illuminated dashboard signal. One such signal is the […]

Advantages Of Anti Lock Brake System

ANTI LOCK BRAKES It may seem like a pretty simple task to choose the engine oil that will suit your car. Many individuals think that the engine oils that feature the starburst symbols means that the oil meets up with and has been tested by the API (American Petroleum Institute). However, there are other considerations […]

How To Choose The Right Motor Oil For Your Car The Next Time You Visit An Auto Repair Shop

Find The Right Motor Oil At Your Auto Repair Shop It may seem like a pretty simple task to choose the engine oil that will suit your car. Many individuals think that the engine oils that feature the starburst symbols means that the oil meets up with and has been tested by the API (American […]

Why Tire Balancing and Wheel Alignment Is Important

The Pros and Cons of Manual Transmissions and Automatic Transmissions If you’ve already driven a stick shift or manual transmission, then you know one of the first cons people recognize is that they are more difficult to drive. Once you get it down, however, it’s like riding a bike. You do have to realize that […]

Manual Transmission vs Automatic Transmission

The Pros and Cons of Manual Transmissions and Automatic Transmissions If you’ve already driven a stick shift or manual transmission, then you know one of the first cons people recognize is that they are more difficult to drive. Once you get it down, however, it’s like riding a bike. You do have to realize that […]

Motor Oil and the Environment

Attention Southern Maryland: It’s Important to keep the environment in mind when changing motor oil Vehicle engines rely on many components to run efficiently, and motor oil is just one of the things that can affect how well engines run. Motor oil serves to reduce wear on moving parts. Oil also cleans, inhibits corrosion, improves […]

What to do about about Recall

What to do when faced with auto recall What we hope you learn from this article: What you can do if you live in St. Mary’s County MD and your car is recalled Why vehicles are recalled What is an automotive recall In St Mary’s Count MD, new cars are purchased or leased to provide […]

Keep Your Ride Running Strong

Simple maintenance tips to keep your ride running strong Motor vehicles are sizable investments that, for many people, trail only homes and educations in terms of the biggest expenses they will ever have. So it’s in drivers’ best interests to take every step possible to protect their investments and keep their vehicles running smoothly as […]

Benefits Of Bringing Your Car To An Independent Auto Repair Shop

A vehicle owner is usually confused when it comes to choosing between a dealership and an independent auto repair shop to fulfill his/her vehicle repair and maintenance requirements. Although dealership repair centers offer a great service, taking your time to find a reliable auto repair and service shop in your neighborhood may prove beneficial in […]

Traveling with a Pet

Driving Excursions with a Pet in Tow. Family vacations provide opportunities for parents and their children to unwind and make memories that last a lifetime. Such excursions can be made even more memorable when taking the family pet. Traveling with animals in tow is not as simple as beckoning the family pet to the car […]

Distracted Driving in St. Mary’s County MD

Distracted driving a real threat Dating back to the days of the first automobiles, drivers have always taken on a degree of risk when getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road. While technology has done much to mitigate that risk, it’s also contributed to the growing number of distractions drivers face on the […]

Prom Brings The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Be Safe, Don’t Drive Distracted For Prom For high school students in St. Mary’s County, excitement is in the air come the end of the school year. While graduation might be just over the horizon, prom is foremost on the minds of many students. Many schools celebrate prom with a dance and dinner on campus […]

Older Car Care

Older Car Care Cars built in the last 10 to 15 years last much longer than they used to. More current models are getting 200,000 to 300,000 miles. If you take good care of your car with regular maintenance, keep it clean and waxed, your car won’t seem so old and worn. Don’t think about […]

Cut Commuting Costs

Repair Shop Tips to cutting commuting costs 1. Don’t be Cheap Gas is expensive – it’s a fact, and though it is a hard fact to fact, that can’t affect your car. By spending a little more at more reputable gas stations, an SUV can receive richer, higher-quality gasoline, making the gas actually last a […]

10 SUV Care Tips

10 Tips to Care for Your SUV A Message from Cheseldine Tire Unfortunately, many SUVs break down, and become piles of junk, all because car owners don’t know how to fully take care of their beloved vehicle. To make it last longer and give it those few extra miles, follow the tips below, recommended by Boswell’s […]

State of the Art Auto Repair

Cheseldine Tire & Auto is a state-of-the-art repair shop in California, MD with the industry’s most up to date equipment and the finest ASE Certified technicians available. We’re concerned about  our customers safety on the road this winter.  We hope this article will have you stay safe throughout any wintry mix that comes our way […]

Why You Should Go To A Brake Expert

Why You Should Go To A Brake Expert Over A Local Garage If you are like most people in St. Mary’s CountyMaryland, you have been faced with the decision about whether to go to a local garage in your town or a friend that knows how to change brakes. While it is convenient to go […]

Engine Repair

We know Engine Repair! With over 70 years of experience in the auto repair industry around Maryland, Cheseldine is a state of the art car repair shop with only the best equipment and finest of technicians being used for your vehicle. So why choose us for your engine repair? The answer is simple “we know […]

Maintenance Is Key

Maintenance Is Key To Keeping Your Brakes In Good Condition in St. Mary’s County MD One of the car systems that we take most for granted is our brakes. Every time that the person in front of us decides to cut into our lane and we are forced to slam on them, without even thinking […]

New 2016 Auto Repair Coupons

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Service Reminder

Just a reminder of some of the many service we perform at Cheseldine Auto. Cheseldine Auto Service is a state-of-the-art repair shop in California, MD with the industry’s most up to date equipment and the finest ASE Certified technicians available. Each technician is trained in several fields of automotive repair, with each technician’s abilities overlapping […]

Can Fuelboost Diesel Additive Help You Go Green?

While many people view going “green”, as a politically correct thing to do in this day and age, when it comes to fuel be it gasoline or diesel there are limited supplies and seemingly unlimited demand. This means that finding alternatives to traditional forms of fuel is a wise decision for many automobile owners as […]

Trimming the costs of automobile ownership

Driving a smaller car instead of an SUV can save drivers a considerable amount of money over the course of a year. According to the Automobile Association of America, the cost of owning a vehicle is on the rise. In its 2013 “Your Driving Costs” study, AAA determined the cost of owning a vehicle is […]

Automotive Emergency Kit

Avoid breaking down in Southern Maryland without these automotive accessories. Road trips can make for great weekend getaways or even more lengthy vacations for those who can’t get enough of the open road. But before embarking on any road trips, motorists should replenish their automotive emergency kits with the following items so they are fully […]

Donate a vehicle or other large goods to charity

Donating a car or boat in Southern Maryland Charitable organizations accept all types of donations, from cash to appliances to clothes. Donating such items can put them into the hands of people who need them, and many charities sell noncash donations in an effort to fund their programs and other services. In order to facilitate […]

Arrange transportation for safe entertaining

Party Transportation in Southern Maryland Party hosts are tasked with a number of responsibilities as they try to coordinate successful events. Although planning menus and entertainment might be a host’s top priority, consideration also should be given to keeping guests comfortable and safe, particularly at parties where alcohol will be served. Protecting guests in Southern […]

Remembering our veterans

The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories. Any opportunity is a good time to commemorate the bravery and selfless deeds of military personnel, but certain prominent holidays in November make this an […]

Plan your fall foliage road trip through Southern Maryland

Autumn is a great time to embark on road trips in Maryland and take in the awesome spectacle of fall foliage. Come autumn, thousands of motorists take to the highways and backroads to experience the ever-changing landscape made beautiful by leaves changing colors. Fall foliage road trips make for a fun way to spend a […]

Driving in Southern MD with the environment in mind

Properly inflated tires can improve fuel efficiency in Southern MD, benefitting the environment and saving drivers money at the gas pump. Many people aspire to live more eco-friendly lifestyles. And while those same people may think driving less is one way to accomplish that goal, motorists can take steps to be more eco-friendly when behind […]

Reduce Vehicle Fuel Emission

Can drivers in Southern Maryland can reduce fuel emissions? Individuals who drive to work can reduce fuel emissions dramatically by taking public transportation to and from their offices. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, many cities across the country can claim automobiles as their single greatest contributor to pollution. While emissions from individual […]

Learn to tow cargo safely

Towing Tips from Cheseldine Tire an auto repair shop serving St. Mary’s County MD.   The size and weight of a trailer and the cargo it’s towing must be considered before embarking on a trip. Warm weather is on the horizon, and people from all over are preparing their vehicles for another season of road […]

10 Tips for Fall Car Care

Our Top 10 Tips for Fall Car Care 1. Check Your Car’s Brakes Because brakes are the most used and often abused components of your car, they should be checked annually. Every time the brakes are applied, the brake pad deteriorates. Be sure to check pads, shoes, drums, rotors, calipers, fittings, other mechanical parts, and the […]

The 2015 Dodge Challenger

Muscle car enthusiasts may not be able to resist the 2015 Dodge Challenger, which affords drivers even more opportunities to fulfill their need for power behind the wheel. Newly available for 2015 Challengers is the 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine, which comes with an estimated 485 horsepower. For those drivers who don’t want quite so much […]

Is Your Car Ready for Summer Vacation?

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer Vacation School’s out and it’s time to plan the family vacation. If you’re traveling by auto, it’s time to think about vehicle safety checks that should be made by a qualified auto technician before leaving on your trip. Things to check include: Tires. If you haven’t checked your car’s […]

Following Factory Maintenance

The Importance of Following Factory Maintenance Instructions There is a difference between auto repair and maintenance as well as DIY auto repair and professional auto repair service. This AAA video provides reasons why it’s important to follow your car’s factory maintenance schedule. Following your car’s maintenance schedule can increase the safety, reliability and life of […]

Maintenance Tips for Improving Gas Mileage in Southern Maryland.

Guide to improving gas mileage. Brought to you by an Auto Repair Shop near me in Southern Maryland. Sometimes a car will be noticeably out of tune or will have failed an emissions test. Fixing large issues like these will certainly improve gas mileage, but sometimes there are smaller improvements that can be made to […]

Why a clean air filter is important in your vehicle

Air filters need to be changed regularly to maintain the right flow of air into the engine and to protect the engine from debris. Motorists routinely check their tires for proper inflation, top off engine fluid levels and maintain oil change schedules. But some drivers do not understand the importance of keeping engine air filters […]

Warning signs a tire is about to go flat

Routinely checking tire pressure and inflating under inflated tires is one way drivers can reduce their risk of flat tires and blowouts on the road in Calvert County. Few drivers will be fortunate enough to go their entire driving lives without encountering at least one flat tire. Flat tires range from the inconvenient flats, which […]

Technology can help extend the life of your lights

Automotive News Near Me (St. Mary’s County MD):  Perhaps no aspect of life has gone untouched by technology in the 21st century. Technology has changed the way we communicate, how we watch television and listen to music and even how we keep abreast of the latest happenings in our communities and abroad. Technology is also […]

DRIVE AND SAVE NOW! MICHELIN® Premier® family of tires.

Be on the road to carefree travel. Be part of the Summer sales with the MICHELIN® Premier® family of tires. From parents shuttling kids around in minivans and SUVs to truck-driving construction workers traveling to jobsites, summer means Southern Maryland is on the move. This June 22 through July 19, you can save with Michelin’s  $70 promotion  and […]

Rubber-Where it’s from

Rubber – Where it’s From, Latex Extraction & How Tires are Made – 1920s Silent Action – Tree to Tire Rubber – 1920s Silent film showing rubber extraction, where it comes from and manufacturing: tires and rubber sheeting. Rubber is polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees […]

Michelin all season, summer and winter tires are available at Cheseldine Tire and Auto. Founded in 1888 in France, Michelin is the world’s largest tire producer with company offerings fitted as original equipment by premiere automotive names such as Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Volvo, Honda, Chevrolet Corvette, and Dodge Viper. Michelin tires are known for […]

Cheseldine in the community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Learn how Cheseldine Auto Group is helping the kids in the community.How Cheseldine is helping the children in St. Mary’s County… and you can too!