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Why Windshield Wiper Maintenance is Good for Your Car

If you’re gonna drive around the Washington DC area, you’ve got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We’ve all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is just dirty.

Buying a Used Car? Watch Out for Mileage Fraud!

When buying a used car, how can you tell if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in ’86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect DC consumers against mileage fraud. It says a seller must certify that the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage.

Why Pay Attention to Recommended Service Intervals?

Most people in the Washington DC area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following a preventive maintenance schedule is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards.

How Does Fuel Injection Work?

All modern vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it’s a topic auto owners need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and burned in the engine.

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.

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello DC car owners, let’s talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely essential PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel.

Want to Save Fuel? Lose the Weight

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone in DC knows this makes sense.

Some of us in the DMV area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I’m not talkin’ what you see in the mirror.

Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about forty-five pounds of French fries on the floor.

How to Get the Auto Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some auto owners don’t have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Unfortunately, drivers too often learn a hard automotive lesson when a little routine maintenance would have prevented a significant breakdown.

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