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925 Merritt Blvd
Directions Baltimore, MD 21222

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See the Road Ahead Clearly with Restored Headlights

No matter how good a driver you may be, if the headlights on your vehicle are not clearly illuminating the road around you, then potential hazards may be difficult to avoid. Defensive driving involves being able to detect possible problems in your path before it is too late to avoid them.

If the headlight bulb is burnt out or dim, it can be directly replaced in newer vehicle models. Sometimes, depending on the type of vehicle, the bumper will have to be removed in order to remove the headlight casing. In older...

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Debunking Myths About Motor Oil

As auto manufacturers continue to make new cars, their maintenance requirements change. This is especially true with motor oil. At Norris Honda, we can help you set up a schedule for oil changes and advise you on your vehicle’s needs.

Despite what we’ve been told through the years, motor oil recommendations have changed, Two common myths are that motor oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles and that the oil filter doesn’t need to be changed every time the oil is changed. Every vehicle differs so go by the recommendations that are listed in the…

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Understanding When Your Ignition Switch Should be Replaced

Driving around with a faulty ignition switch can be scary because your car could stall out at any moment. Depending on how worn out your ignition switch is, you might be able to turn your car on before it stalls out. If you notice trouble when starting your car, this could be a sign that your ignition switch is at the end of its life.

The ignition switch turns on electronics in your car as well. It could be the case that your car turns on without the electronics completely working. If you see lights flickering out in the car…

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If Your Heating/Cooling System Is Having Problems, Don't Panic

Hopefully, you have never experienced a plume of steam sprouting out from under your vehicle's hood. This is the telltale sign that your vehicle is overheating. Proper maintenance of the cooling system is your best defense for ensuring that this never happens to you.

A number of components work together to make up the cooling/heating system of your vehicle. These include the radiator, thermostat, water pump, and radiator cap and hoses. If any of these components should break or fail, then the consequence from the resulting overheated engine could be warping of engine heads...
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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Finding yourself stranded on a hot day with a dead car battery is one of the worst situations to be in as a driver. It’s topped only by finding no spark on a frigid night. That needn’t happen if you take proper precautions and keep your battery maintained.

Cold weather is particularly draining on a car’s charging system. The battery creates the spark that charges the starter relay and ignites the engine. Motor oil thickens in freezing temperatures, which slows the process down and creates more work. Add to that extra hours burning the headlights, wipers, and…

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What is a Timing Belt and What Does It Do?


The timing belt is located at the front of your car's engine underneath the timing cover. Your engine and water pumps depend on the timing belt to work properly. When a timing belt starts to go bad, it may cause other issues for your car including engine failure.

Timing belts can start to fail after 60,000 miles in older cars. However, 100,000 miles is a better number for newer cars. As your timing belt starts to wear down, you may notice some signs and symptoms. The belt may make a whining or chattering sound underneath the timing…
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Full-Size or Compact Spare Tires: Which One is Best?


Spare tires are necessary if you have a car. If you get a flat tire, the last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road. Industry manufacturers typically include a "donut tire," otherwise known as a compact, temporary tire.

These tires are not to be used for long periods of time, but in an emergency situation, a compact tire can save you from a long walk. Vehicles may come standard with a small tire or your manufacturer may offer a full-size spare tire. Full-size spare tires can replace original tires and provide the same performance…
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Schedule Your Service Appointment With A Few Clicks

A few clicks is all it takes to schedule your next service appointment. You may have once utilized just one way to set appointments. You had to pick up the phone and call somebody. You might have experienced long wait times with the place you called. You might just not have had the time to make the call in the first place.

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Is Salt or Kitty Litter Better For Getting Your Car Unstuck?

If you live in an area where it snows a lot during the winter, the risk of your car getting stuck is much higher. Ice and snow can make your tires lose traction, which makes it way harder to drive your car out from where it is stuck. So, what should you use to get it unstuck, salt or kitty litter?

Kitty litter is much less expensive than salt. One of the only bad things about kitty litter is that it becomes very gooey once it has been left out and absorbs a lot of moisture. Salt actually unfreezes the…
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