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Why Do Mechanics Charge So Much?

The saying “You get what you pay for,” is incredibly true when it comes to auto repairs. Still, getting the bill after your car starts making a funny noise can be a bit of a shock, we know. Why exactly do mechanics cost so much? It highly depends on a few main categories: the cost of car parts, the cost of an expert auto technician, the cost of not maintaining your vehicle, and the cost of operating an auto repair shop.

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What to Expect From Your VA Car Inspection

When you’re a new driver, one of the first maintenance tasks you need to be aware of is having your car inspected annually. In fact, having a VA vehicle safety inspection each year not only helps you maintain proper care and makes driving safer for you and others, it is also required by law.

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10 Car Tools to Keep In Your Trunk

Do you have a car emergency kit? You may not be spending as much time in your car as normal, so now is the perfect time to take stock of - or gather from scratch - the tools and tidbits you need as a part of your trunk’s go-kit. 

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What Is Car Detailing & Do I Need to Have My Car Detailed?

If you’ve ever been confused when you heard someone say, “I need to get my car detailed,” then you’re not alone. While car detailing is a common enough service - one soon coming to Metro Motor! -, most people don’t do it nearly as often as they should. As a result, many new drivers never learn the vitality of having their car detailed. 

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A Guide to Brake Care

Your car’s brakes are your most important safety feature. It’s important to care for and maintain your brakes in order to ensure the safety of your vehicle and those inside it. How you actually do this can leave some drivers confused. Here’s everything you need to know about brake care.

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Don't Skip Your Next Tire Rotation

Rotating your tires is a way of managing the wear on the tire’s tread. Tires wear out eventually, like how old shoes get a wear pattern, making them impossible for others to wear or for the shoe to perform correctly. Except our cars only have one set of tires and get more miles than our footwear. Still, some car owners see rotating their tires as an unnecessary trip to the mechanic. That is not the case. Rotating your tires is extremely important.

Car Maintenance for New Drivers

The economy faced some tight curve balls in the beginning of this year from stay at home orders and businesses closing. One unexpected economic effect is the uptick in car sales. More people began buying cars to avoid the confined spaces of public transportation.

5 Important Tips to Get the Most of Your Fuel

5 Important Tips to Get the Most of Your Fuel

As any money-saving or environment-conscious person knows, fuel is something that needs to be used as efficiently as possible. To help you save money, (and the planet!) we have compiled a few of our favorite tips for saving fuel.

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