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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.

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.

There are five main components to the cooling system:

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.

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.

How to Maintain Your Car’s Air Conditioning System

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Washington DC, but not in your car. When there’s a problem with a car’s air conditioning  system, most Washington DC drivers will feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it?

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