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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.

4 Signs Your A/C is on the Way Out

The spring weather may still bring a chill, but don’t be fooled. The annual heat of a DC summer is around the corner. Now is a good time to think about what that means for your car, in particular what sort of service your car’s air conditioning system could need to be fully prepared. So, what are some signs your A/C system is in need of a tune up?

Metro Motor and Lyft 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 Lyft 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.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings essential for Washington DC car owners? It’s simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today’s Metro Motor post, we’ll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very important job while you drive around the DMV.

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.

Super Slick: Synthetic Oil Change in DC

When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the automobile manufacturer recommends. But sometimes, when we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic oil, we choose the cheaper one.  That’s not always the best option.

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