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This Year’s Best Car Care Advice from Metro Motor

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We do our best to provide top-notch auto care to our DC Metro area customers. We also enjoy empowering them, as well as our blog readers, with the knowledge needed to make the best decision about their vehicles. As we look back on 2021, we thought it would be a good idea to round up all the best advice our readers found most helpful this year.

Top 10 Metro Motor Expert Advice Blog Posts of 2021

  1. 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. Now, whether you need a ride after you drop off your car at one of our convenient service stations, or whether you could use a lift to Metro Motor when your car is ready for pickup, we’ll get you where you need to be.

  1. How Often Do You Need To Run Your Car?

Leading a sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for you, and your car would agree. Like taking a walk after spending the day at your desk, your car also needs the benefit of getting up and moving around. 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?

  1. Water Pump: the Heart of the Cooling System

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your late model vehicle from overheating. The heart of the system is the water pump.

  1. Check Engine Light On? Causes and Concerns

The check engine light is a vital part of keeping your car running in prime condition. It is designed to alert us to issues so that we can get them resolved safely and get back on the road. However, when that light comes on, it can be unnerving. After all, it can be as simple as being due for a routine oil change to having low air pressure in a tire, or it can be something much more serious. Next time your check engine light turns on, here are a few causes and concerns to consider.

  1. What’s This Car Dashboard Light Mean? A Quick Reference Guide

Your dashboard has a variety of displays and warning lights that serve as helpful indicators of the sometimes complicated and delicate systems of your vehicle. A good portion of these lights may be intuitive or just common knowledge, but others can leave car owners baffled and asking, “What’s THAT supposed to mean?” If this is you, then look no further than our handy Dashboard visual dictionary, roughly organized from most to least common or complicated.

  1. DC Roads Harming Your Vehicle? Here’s What To Do!

Pothole damage can be frustrating, especially if it happens to your vehicle over and over. If you live in the DC area and constantly have to adjust your driving style and worry about repairs due to the potholes that are unavoidable on many Washington streets during the winter, you are not alone. Many Washington drivers suffer damage to their cars after hitting potholes, but few are aware of the best way to handle the damage. Metro Motor is here to explain.

  1. Driveline Service 101 for Washington DC Drivers

One Washington DC automotive service issue that doesn’t get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don’t get talked about as much as other auto parts like tires and wheels, but they’re very vital.

  1. The Importance of AC Service for the Summer Ahead

Warm weather is on the way! The last thing you want heading into the hot DMV region summer is a broken air conditioning system in your car. To keep your system working strongly enough to keep you and your family cool and happy throughout the season, it’s important to make sure that it is properly maintained.

  1. Metro Motor’s Ultimate Car Maintenance Checklist

Cars are complicated. There’s no question about that. However, you might have a LOT of questions about how to care for your car. While we’re always here to help answer any questions you may have, we also thought it would be useful to create a mega-list of everything your car needs.

  1. The Most Important Car Maintenance Tips for New Drivers

Whether you got your license right on your 16th birthday or you learned to drive later in life, safety is at the top of all new drivers' minds. While you'll surely be careful to follow the speed limit and be aware of your surroundings while driving, vehicle maintenance is an equally important part of being a safe and responsible driver. Unfortunately, driving schools and DMV tests often don't cover these essential skills. To help you be safe on the road, Metro Motor is here with some simple yet important tips about car maintenance for new drivers!

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