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A Roundup of this Year’s Best Car Care Advice

At Metro Motor, we love helping our customers get the most out of their vehicles, whether they’re out on the open road or in one of our convenient auto repair shops. Knowing more can help you extend the life of your car or truck while saving a few bucks in the process.

How to Defrost Your Windshield Quickly

How to Defrost Your Windshield Quickly

With a big winter storm just around the corner, the D.C. area is bracing for a battering of snow, ice, and freezing rain. It’s tempting to snuggle-up at home when the weather outside is frightful, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes, you must get out and brave the cold.

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Winter Is Coming. Are Snow Tires or All-Season Tires Better for Your Vehicle?

With the changing seasons comes the looming prospect of a cold, icy, and snowy few months ahead. For drivers on DMV roads, that means an increased risk for vehicles sliding, tires spinning, and families getting stranded in deepening snow. How can you protect yourself? Consider the benefits of swapping out your all-season tires for specialty snow tires.

Girl Decorates Vehicle for Trunk or Treating on Halloween

Turn Your Trunk into a Porch for Trunk-or-Treating this Halloween

If there’s one day of the year when it’s okay to have ghastly and ghoulish sounds coming from your car, it must be Halloween! The calendar’s spookiest date is just around the corner, so it’s time to grab some pumpkins, roll out a costume, and fire-up the smoke machine. Let’s trunk-or-treat!

Woman inspects engine after hearing strange noises under the hood

Listen Up! What Your Car Engine Is Telling You

The last time you took your vehicle for a drive, did you notice any weird sounds coming from the engine? Did your car sound differently than it has before? If you’ve been hearing any new creaks, thumps, or clicks from under the hood, or if you’ve noticed it for a while but have chosen to ignore it, it’s time to pay attention.

Man inspects windshield wipers

How to Tell If Your Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced

If your windshield wipers need to be replaced, they’ll let you know. How? There are several tell-tale signs and symptoms of ineffective, damaged, or worn-out windshield wipers and blades. If you notice any of these on your vehicle, then it’s time to replace your old windshield wipers with new ones.

Tire Rotation Auto Mechanic Rotates Tires

Should I Rotate My Tires?

A set of new tires is a great investment in the safety and longevity of your vehicle, but tires don’t come cheap. How do you get the most bang for your buck? The simplest and most cost-effective way to extend the life of your tires is through regular tire rotation. Here’s what that means.

For Sale Sign in a Used Car Window

30 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

Are you thinking about buying a used car from a private seller or dealership? There are many upsides to purchasing a used vehicle instead of a new one, including a more affordable ticket price. But there are also plenty of risks. Make an informed decision by asking these 30 questions to the used car seller.

How to Find a Good Mechanic

Trying to Find a Good Auto Mechanic? Here’s What to Ask

When your dashboard lights-up with warnings or a strange noise comes from under the hood, it’s time to head into the mechanic. But if you haven’t been to an auto repair shop before or are looking for a new one, how do you find a good mechanic? Choosing a mechanic is a big decision with big implications for your budget, your peace of mind, and your safety. 

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