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Newsweek Names Meineke as Nation’s Best Automotive Repair Brand for 2020

  Respect, integrity, honesty—these are just a few factors that drive our business. And today, we’re being recognized for it. Meineke is proud to announce that we’re Newsweek magazine’s best automotive repair chain according to its 2020 America’s Best Customer Service brands report.   Newsweek partnered with analytics firm Statista Inc. to survey over 20,000 […]

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Car Tune Up: Warning Signs & Complete Checklist

A car tune up can certainly be an ambiguous request or service, as it can mean different things for different people. Some car owners refer to an auto tune up as merely a regular check-up, to make sure that their car is in good shape and everything is working correctly. Others may refer to an […]

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How To Wash A Car

  Most careful and cautious car owners are well-aware of regular maintenance and tune-ups for their vehicle, whether it’s a car, truck, SUV or any automobile. However, washing and cleaning cars is often overlooked and considered just a cosmetic or vanity exercise. But that’s not the case, and properly and effectively and correctly washing your […]

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What is a CVT Transmission? How It Works – Pros and Cons

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, you may come across the term CVT Transmission. What does this term mean? And more pointedly, is it something you should buy – or something you should avoid?   What is CVT?   CVT stands for continuously variable transmission, which is different from a conventional automatic transmission. The […]

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Is Dish Soap Safe For Washing Cars?

  What Soap is Safe for Cars?   Is dish soap safe for washing cars? No. It’s that simple, but let’s take a deeper look at why. Weekly homemade car washes can not only make your vehicle look better, and they can also make your vehicle last longer, however, there is a right way to […]

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Buying Tires From Sears

Buying Tires From Cheseldine Tire and Auto, California MD One of the reasons that many people like buying from Cheseldine Tire and Auto is because they find it to be very convenient. They can take their car in and while their Cheseldine Tires are being balanced and rotated, they can shop conveniently at nearby shops […]

Techniques To Select A Car Entertainment System

Techniques To Select A Car Entertainment System Purchasing a brand new automobile entertainment system results straight into enhancing the actual manufacturer installed car speakers or perhaps starting over with brand new elements. You may enjoy your current songs in your own personal car plus you do not have to pay attention to any one asking […]

Causes of High Fuel Prices

Causes of High Fuel Prices in Southern MD The supply and demand for the unrefined or crude oil is the major cause for high costs of fuel. Supply and demand is the basic criterion for all energy prices. According to U.S Department of Energy there are three separate energy estimates of the world s known […]

Troubleshooting Brake Noise And Related Problems

Troubleshooting Brake Noise And Related Problems in Southern MD Your braking system is critical to your safety, but the brakes can exhibit several signs that warrant attention. For example, the pedal may start to feel spongy when you apply pressure; it might fall to the floorboard, or hesitate before returning to its normal position; or, […]

Wheel Alignment vs. Front End Alignment: Is There a Difference?

  Do you ever find that your vehicle seems to veer, even slightly, to the left or to the right? If so, this could be the result of poor wheel alignment. This is both a simple yet urgently needed fix. Not only will an alignment make for a smoother and safer ride, but it will […]

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Why Is My Car Leaking Oil When Parked?

  It is often said that changing the oil is the single most important thing you can do to take care of your car. Nevertheless, it is something that many automobile owners delay—and the results of procrastination can be dire.   The purpose of oil is to cut down on friction within your engine. When […]

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Wheel Bearing Warning Signs

  You already know that your car cannot function safely or properly without good, sturdy wheels. What you may not know is that the wheel is far from a simple component. Actually, there is a lot of complexity that goes into the design of a wheel, and several components that must all be integrated together. […]

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How Does an Automatic Transmission Work

  Automatic and manual transmissions do basically the same thing—but if you’ve driven them both then you know they work in very different ways. Essentially, an automatic simplifies the driving experience considerably. Unlike driving a manual, there is no clutch pedal to contend with. Even more significantly, there is no gear shift for drivers to […]

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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, […]

How To Recognize Potential Brake Problems

How to recognize potential brake problems brought to you by a Southern MD Tire Dealer Southern MD drivers must address symptoms of a faulty braking system early on to reduce their risk of accidents. Maintaining a vehicle is more than just a way to protect one’s financial investment. Vehicle maintenance can protect against accidents and […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

Become a Professional Repair Expert

Become A Professional Repair Expert In 30 Days Is it the fact that you would like to know how to fix things but just don’t know how making your life difficult… maybe even miserable? Does it seem like you’ve tried everything in your power to figure it out, and yet, despite your best intentions, you’re […]

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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 […]

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 TrueCar.com, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]