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Winter Is Coming!

November 26th, 2018 by

Winter is coming! Cool weather is in the air! While we have lattes and warm cider, the neighborhood critters are looking for ways to keep themselves warm and can make their way uninvited into our vehicles. What you see below in the picture is where Stuart Little chewed through important fuel injector wiring on a

The Next Generation Jeep Wrangler Is Here

November 1st, 2017 by

Introducing The Jeep Wrangler JL There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of years of what the Wrangler would feature once Jeep announced the platform would be receiving a makeover. All of it has been speculation and road shots of heavily camouflaged prototypes – up until now. Last night Jeep revealed pictures

Integrated Exhaust Manifolds

July 5th, 2017 by

How many times have you gone out to your car on a bitter cold morning, started it, began driving, only for the heat to come on a minute or two from your school or work? For those of us living in cooler climates, this happens all the time. Fundamentally, your heater works by blowing air

SUV Leveling Kits

June 21st, 2017 by

There are some SUVs that come with a degree of rake from the factory, meaning the rear sits slightly higher than the front. This also happens when heavy aftermarket accessories are installed to the front – such as metal bumpers, bars, and winch accessories. There are leveling kits (different from a lift kit) designed to

GLI Revival

April 24th, 2017 by

This past week we had the opportunity to work on a rare Volkswagen Jetta. “Huh, what do you mean rare, like stunt car from the Fast & Furious rare?” Okay, maybe rare is a bit of a stretch, but unique would be fair. The reason being – 2005 was the only year the MK4 Jetta

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

April 12th, 2017 by

After months of teaser videos and easter eggs, Dodge finally unveiled their latest project last night at the New York Auto Show. Designed in secret by a select group of engineers, it’s described as the first production drag car that you would actually want to drive on the streets. You can watch the hour release

Snow in the Forecast?

March 13th, 2017 by

Make sure you’re prepared! Before the snow falls: Fill your gas tank In the event of traffic jams, you’ll have enough gas to run the heater Top off your washer fluid Roads will be littered with salt, keep your windshield clean with plenty of washer fluid Check all your exterior lights Being visible to others

All about Oil!

February 28th, 2017 by

Oil is one of the most important fluids involved with the inner workings of an internal combustion engine. But who actually knows what engine oil is, and what do the automotive engineers expect from it? To put it simply, engine oil is a derivative of crude oil. Crude oil is found in deep underground pockets,

Winter Checklist

November 21st, 2016 by

Many of us in the DC area got our first taste of cold this past weekend, with two nights that fell below freezing. Winter is inevitably around the corner, so make sure you and your car are adequately prepared! Your team at Auto Stop has put together a winter safety checklist for your vehicle that

Air Filters

November 7th, 2016 by

With cold weather setting into the region people are beginning to break out the winter coats, gloves, and scarfs. This is also true for the small critters who will soon be looking for ways to escape the harsh elements. During a courtesy inspection last week, we noticed one customer’s Cabin Air Filter had been converted