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Maryland State Vehicle Inspection Location

Where Can I Get a Maryland State Vehicle Inspection?

Are you looking to get a Maryland state vehicle inspection? Take a turn into Metro Motor! Anyone who’s just moved to Maryland or who has just acquired a used vehicle must have their car, van, or truck inspected at an official Maryland state vehicle inspection location. Metro Motor offers two locations in Rockville and Bethesda for easy and convenient inspection and certification:

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8 Important Car Maintenance Tips for Spring

As the weather warms and the flowers bloom, it’s a great time to start thinking about getting your ride ready for spring. Here are some important car maintenance tips to help ensure your vehicle is running smoothly and safely this season.

Freeze-resistant windshield wiper fluid can help protect your vehicle in winter.

Does Freeze-Resistant Windshield Wiper Fluid Really Work?

We’re not in the clear from freezing temperatures yet – Washington, D.C. has had its fair share of late-season cold blasts and snowfalls. That means winter vehicle maintenance is still very important. One often-overlooked aspect of cold-weather car prep is your windshield and, more specifically, your windshield wiper fluid. 

Do electric vehicles use oil? A woman locks her car while it charges.

Do Electric Vehicles Use Oil?

From Tesla to Ford and from Chevrolet to Nissan, electric vehicles (EVs) are all over the roads these days, with far more coming down the production assembly line. It seems like overnight, electric vehicle charging stations and designated parking spots for EVs popped up across the District. Sure, EVs share a lot in common with traditional gas-powered vehicles.

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A Roundup of this Year’s Best Car Care Advice

At Metro Motor, we love helping our customers get the most out of their vehicles, whether they’re out on the open road or in one of our convenient auto repair shops. Knowing more can help you extend the life of your car or truck while saving a few bucks in the process.

How to Defrost Your Windshield Quickly

How to Defrost Your Windshield Quickly

With a big winter storm just around the corner, the D.C. area is bracing for a battering of snow, ice, and freezing rain. It’s tempting to snuggle-up at home when the weather outside is frightful, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes, you must get out and brave the cold.

Car drives with snow tires on an icy road in winter

Winter Is Coming. Are Snow Tires or All-Season Tires Better for Your Vehicle?

With the changing seasons comes the looming prospect of a cold, icy, and snowy few months ahead. For drivers on DMV roads, that means an increased risk for vehicles sliding, tires spinning, and families getting stranded in deepening snow. How can you protect yourself? Consider the benefits of swapping out your all-season tires for specialty snow tires.

Girl Decorates Vehicle for Trunk or Treating on Halloween

Turn Your Trunk into a Porch for Trunk-or-Treating this Halloween

If there’s one day of the year when it’s okay to have ghastly and ghoulish sounds coming from your car, it must be Halloween! The calendar’s spookiest date is just around the corner, so it’s time to grab some pumpkins, roll out a costume, and fire-up the smoke machine. Let’s trunk-or-treat!

Woman inspects engine after hearing strange noises under the hood

Listen Up! What Your Car Engine Is Telling You

The last time you took your vehicle for a drive, did you notice any weird sounds coming from the engine? Did your car sound differently than it has before? If you’ve been hearing any new creaks, thumps, or clicks from under the hood, or if you’ve noticed it for a while but have chosen to ignore it, it’s time to pay attention.

Man inspects windshield wipers

How to Tell If Your Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced

If your windshield wipers need to be replaced, they’ll let you know. How? There are several tell-tale signs and symptoms of ineffective, damaged, or worn-out windshield wipers and blades. If you notice any of these on your vehicle, then it’s time to replace your old windshield wipers with new ones.

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