Metro Motor

Maintenance

Metro Motor and Uber Join Forces to Give You a Ride

We completely understand: having your car in the service shop can be a hassle. You’ve got places to be, things to do! That’s why Metro Motor, DC’s leading automotive specialist of AAA-approved and ASE-certified technicians, has partnered with Uber to lend you a hand.

Clean Air For Your Engine: Engine Air Filters

Every Washington, DC car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty.

Wheel Balancing at Metro Motor

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Washington DC car owners can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Washington DC highways. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vibration in the steering wheel.

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Washington DC

Your vehicle’s suspension system has two important jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.

Serpentine Belt Service at Metro Motor

If you’ve ever heard a squealing sound under your late model vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems in your late model vehicle. Let’s go over them.

Driveline Service 101 for Washington DC Drivers

One Washington DC automotive service issue that doesn’t get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don’t get talked about as much as other auto parts like tires and wheels, but they’re very vital.

Why Windshield Wiper Maintenance is Good for Your Car

If you’re gonna drive around the Washington DC area, you’ve got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We’ve all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is just dirty.

Why Pay Attention to Recommended Service Intervals?

Most people in the Washington DC area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following a preventive maintenance schedule is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards.

How to Get the Auto Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some auto owners don’t have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Unfortunately, drivers too often learn a hard automotive lesson when a little routine maintenance would have prevented a significant breakdown.

Service Intervals for Washington DC Higher Mileage Vehicles

Because new cars are more expensive, Washington DC residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old and 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles/120,000 kilometers. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods, and are more sensitive to weather extremes.

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