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Tire Rotation Auto Mechanic Rotates Tires

Should I Rotate My Tires?

A set of new tires is a great investment in the safety and longevity of your vehicle, but tires don’t come cheap. How do you get the most bang for your buck? The simplest and most cost-effective way to extend the life of your tires is through regular tire rotation. Here’s what that means.
 

For Sale Sign in a Used Car Window

30 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

Are you thinking about buying a used car from a private seller or dealership? There are many upsides to purchasing a used vehicle instead of a new one, including a more affordable ticket price. But there are also plenty of risks. Make an informed decision by asking these 30 questions to the used car seller.

How to Find a Good Mechanic

Trying to Find a Good Auto Mechanic? Here’s What to Ask

When your dashboard lights-up with warnings or a strange noise comes from under the hood, it’s time to head into the mechanic. But if you haven’t been to an auto repair shop before or are looking for a new one, how do you find a good mechanic? Choosing a mechanic is a big decision with big implications for your budget, your peace of mind, and your safety. 

Car Crash Dummy Demonstrates Car Safety Features

Your Guide to Car Safety Features

Each year, there are some 5-7 million car accidents on American roads. From minor fender-benders to devastating crashes and pileups, car accidents pose a serious risk for drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Thankfully, the number of driver-assistance safety features has grown rapidly as new vehicle makes and models are introduced.

Deep pothole in a city neighborhood street

Why You Need to Avoid Potholes

Between traffic and construction, roads around Washington, DC, are some of the worst in the nation - at least, according to locals. As we move from Winter into Spring, we enter the part of the year where our roads can really take a beating. The repeated pattern of freezing and thawing temperatures cause cracks and divots in the road from the weather.

Lone car on a back roads high way, illuminated by a warm sunset

Cars are Lasting Longer. Here’s What That Means.

Yet another trend made more apparent by the COVID-19 pandemic is the average age of cars on the road. That is, for a lot of car owners, their cars are running for longer and delaying the need for newer vehicles. Except not quite. Keep reading why you should keep an eye on the impact of older cars on the car-buying market.

Woman looks up at auto mechanic from the front seat of her car in the auto shop

This Year’s Best Car Care Advice from Metro Motor

We do our best to provide top-notch auto care to our DC Metro area customers. We also enjoy empowering them, as well as our blog readers, with the knowledge needed to make the best decision about their vehicles. As we look back on 2021, we thought it would be a good idea to round up all the best advice our readers found most helpful this year.

How to Winterize Your Vehicle and Prep Your Car for Winter

How to Winterize Your Vehicle and Prep Your Car for Winter

A little preparation goes a long way, especially when it comes to driving during the winter months. Preparation means more than giving yourself extra time to slow down and stop. It also means preventive vehicle maintenance to keep harsh winter conditions from wearing down your vehicle.

Small blue toy car with large Christmas presents tied to the roof

What to Pack for a Long Car Trip for the Holidays

Going home for the holidays can be heartwarming, but maybe also stressful. Having to drive a long way to get there is another thing to worry about. When should you leave to beat traffic? Should you stop at the gas station first or fuel up on the road? Did you remember to pack everything?

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