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Safety

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.

Metro Motor’s Ultimate Car Maintenance Checklist

Cars are complicated. So, we created a mega-list of everything your car needs. We’ve broken it down by what to do throughout the year as well as by car mileage to help you find exactly what you’re looking for in our ultimate checklist.

How Often Do You Need To Run Your Car?

Now that we’re more than a few weeks into Stay At Home advisories, your thoughts might be turning to our automotive companions. The big question on everyone’s mind seems to be: How often should you start your car to keep it running?

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.

Buying a Used Car? Watch Out for Mileage Fraud!

When buying a used car, how can you tell if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in ’86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect DC consumers against mileage fraud. It says a seller must certify that the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage.

Auto Theft Prevention In Washington DC

Every car in Washington DC, is at risk for theft. So it’s up to auto owners to make cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles.

Cool Running in Washington DC: How to Avoid Overheating

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don’t hear much any more about cars overheating. That’s because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn’t mean you can’t overheat your late model vehicle engine, though.

How Headlights Improve Nighttime Visibility

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Washington DC metro area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let’s focus on visibility…

Why is Headlight Replacement a Safety Issue?

There have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years and DC car owners are safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility and peripheral vision, enabling you to see farther and wider. The more you can see, the quicker you can react to road conditions. This is essential because nearly half of traffic fatalities take place at night.

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