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    8:00AM - 5:00PM
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    H & S Automotive

    735 Potomac Ave
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    301-733-1300
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  • Vehicle tips

    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

who we are

H & S Automotive Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

H & S Automotive Hagerstown, MD Auto RepairH & S Automotive is the automotive expert in Hagerstown, MD 21740. Since, 2001 we've provided the Hagerstown area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including General Services, Car & Truck Care, Inspections and Emissions, Undercar Services, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Quick Lube Services and Batteries.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Hagerstown area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.

Call H & S Automotive today at 301-733-1300! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!

    H & S Automotive

    735 Potomac Ave
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
    Thur
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun

    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Closed
    Closed

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • Jasper
    • NAPA
    • BG Products
    • Car Care Aware

    Testimonials

    • A very friendly business and hard working crew. If you need work done on your vehicle check them out. John will help you get her done.
      -Patsy F.

    • The service at H & S was excellent! I called one day and my car was dropped off and fixed the next! Gary and Tim are very knowledgeable and know what they are doing. I highly recommend H & S for all your vehicle needs!
      -Jeremy L.

    • I like an automobile shop where I know I'm going to get an honest repair and input on anything else my car may need to stay dependable, this is one of a few shops like this. Thanks for the great work you do.
      -David D.

    • Don't think twice you found your mechanic. I love H & S they have to be the most friendly, efficient, and honest people. The owner John gets to know you and your car. He is always going above and beyond to make sure that your problem is fixed. Always making sure that you get the best prices for the work needed. Definitely not afraid to get his hands dirty. Gary the mechanic is always pleasant and extremely informative and won't stop until he's postive the job is satisfactory. Tim in the main office he is a breath of fresh air he makes the first moment you call inviting. He always has a listening ear to what's going on and gets you in the shop quick. The greatest thing about them all they don't only tell you what's wrong but they explain everything to you so you can have an understand why your car needs the repair.
      -Ashley J.

    • Awesome customer service, thank you again Tim. I will definitely recommend and bring my vehicle back to them in the future. Fast, friendly and helpful service.
      -Connie F.

    • H & S Automative accomadated us for a walk-in visit due to our AC failing on a long road trip. They had us in and out in and hour. Genuine people. Would highly recommend.
      -Kelly J.

    • Too put this super short and sweet. If you want honest mechanics, who will also take the time too explain issues too you and how too prevent them, look no further. This is my second visit and I could not be more happy. Thank you John and anyone else who has been in contact with us or had worked on our vehicle. True professionals.
      -Michael H.

    • These guys were amazing. I read a lot of the reviews so it seems as though they were very good. I went in with the expectations of not expecting a lot but I am completely satisfied with their work and their ability to explain everything. I have found a shop that I will be using for a very long time. The prices are very fair there's no way you can get Great labor at a cheap price you pay for what you get and with these guys I know I will get excellent service thanks John and Tim for everything!!
      -David B.