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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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