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Why You Need to Avoid Potholes

Between traffic and construction, roads around Washington, DC, are some of the worst in the nation - at least, according to locals. As we move from Winter into Spring, we enter the part of the year where our roads can really take a beating. The repeated pattern of freezing and thawing temperatures cause cracks and divots in the road from the weather.

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What to Pack for a Long Car Trip for the Holidays

Going home for the holidays can be heartwarming, but maybe also stressful. Having to drive a long way to get there is another thing to worry about. When should you leave to beat traffic? Should you stop at the gas station first or fuel up on the road? Did you remember to pack everything?

Line of cars on mechanic bays

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.

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.

4 Signs Your A/C is on the Way Out

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?

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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.

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.

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