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Car Trouble: What to do When Your Car is Being Towed

When your car is being towed, you need to make sure you take steps to care for your car properly. You cannot get your car towed after car trouble without knowing what to do. The steps below will help you make wise decisions about your car. Insurance You need to contact your car insurance provi...

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Written on Monday, November 17, 2014 by cwarnick
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Parting Out: Making the Most Out of Your Junker 

You might not know much about cars, but anyone can figure out the basics of parting out if it means making a little money from an otherwise useless junk car. If you’ve got an old junker sitting ... read more

Written on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by cwarnick
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How To Teach Your Kids About The Rules Of The Road  

Teaching your children about the rules of the road can be a challenge. Teaching rules about anything can be tricky but when it comes to the road, it gets a little scarier. Parents get a little nervous... read more

Written on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by cwarnick
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How to Deal With Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists After an Accident

How to Deal With Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists After an Accident An enormous amount of auto accidents happen every day. Because of the large number of drivers on the roads, the chances that you will eventually get into an accident at some point in your life are very high. In the United Stat...

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Written on Monday, June 16, 2014 by
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How to Restore a Classic Car 

Bringing Back the 20's: How to Restore a Classic Car Many people who dream of buying an iconic classic car and returning to its former glory. The idea of a long-term restoration project can be excit... read more

Written on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by cwarnick
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5 Car Maintenance Problems You Should Fix Right Away

5 Car Maintenance Problems You Should Fix Right Away Maintaining your car is hard work—especially when you need it every single day for commuting to your job, dropping off the kids, and running errands. With so many things to do, it’s difficult to find time for taking the car into the s...

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Written on Friday, April 25, 2014 by
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4 Creative Ways To Avoid Traffic Jams

We have all got far better things to do with our time than sit in traffic jams. Of all modern life’s frustrations, a traffic jam has to be the most irritating waste of time we have to contend with on a daily basis. You can bet your life that the minute you get stuck in a jam, your child will w...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Don't Let Your Car Be a Money Suck

You love your vehicle and are thankful for the luxury of being able to drive versus walk on those rainy days and how simple it is to make a quick run to the store for movie night popcorn, but having a car is costly. Sometimes it feels as though you’d be better off without a car, for the financ...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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4 James Bond Cars That You Can Drive!

A man with a license to kill is sure to be different from mere mortals of the world. Everything about him must set him apart from the crowd. Everything about James Bond does exactly that. His enviable and lust worthy collection of cars plays a major role in making him the suave and dangerous charact...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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5 Reasons It's Not A Good Idea To Own A Sports Car

Have you had your eye on a nice sports car for the last few years? You probably dream about driving one when you go to bed at night, but you are focusing all your energy on the wrong things. There are lots of reasons why you don’t want an expensive sports car unless you have money to burn. We&...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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3 Factors That Determine The Price of Gasoline (Besides the Price of Oil)

Most people believe that the price of gasoline is directly related to the price of oil, but this is only partially true. To help understand how gas prices are determined, one must examine supply and demand, inflation, and taxes as well. Crude oil does not come out of the ground in the same for...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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The 5 Most Economical Scooters of 2013

In a cash strapped world, we are all looking for a way to save some money throughout our daily routine. This is especially the case when it comes to travel. It’s a necessity which millions of us do every morning and every evening – we all have to spend money on fuel and it seems sensible...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Unconventional Uses Of Your Very Own Portable Garage!

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention or discovery. While that is true most of the time, in some situations the credit only goes to creativity and imagination. These are times when you think out of the box and come up with myriad uses of the same thing. Not everything has to be conven...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Doing Your Own Car Repairs Versus Hiring A Mechanic

credit A lot of men, and even women, prefer doing their own car repairs. Others would never touch their cars and would much rather spend the money to hand it over to a professional mechanic whenever repairs are needed. There are certainly pros and cons associated with both of these options. If yo...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Road Trip Safety: How Low Can Your Gas Gauge Go?

There is so much that is worth seeing in this country and so little time to see but before you go think about which car you are going to take because unfortunately summer is also the season of higher gas prices. If you are on a budget like most people then the summer also means you are more likely t...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Dealing With The Danger Of Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning (a.k.a. aquaplaning) is a very real danger that all drivers must deal with at some point or other. Hydroplaning is not a rare phenomenon that only affects a few people each year, instead it is something that most drivers encounter to some degree at some time or other. Knowing how to dea...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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When Is The Right Time To Take Your Car To A Mechanic

There are lots of serious reasons why you might need to take your car in for repairs. Major accidents of all types can occur to your car suddenly and necessitate expensive trips to the mechanic. One way to avoid these costly and lengthy repair jobs however, is to make sure you are taking your c...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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6 Tips To Make Your Motorcycle Trip More Enjoyable

I’ve given people a few tips they need to remember when planning a big motorcycle trip because it’s not nice being hundreds of miles away from home when something goes wrong. Riding a motorcycle to and from work is fun, but I’m sure you’ll agree there is nothing more excitin...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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What Your Car Says About You

The things we own tend to define our personalities in ways that can’t be expressed through words. You can learn a lot about someone by the clothes they wear, the way they style their hair and especially by what kind of vehicle they drive. Here are 15 cars that make a statement about their owne...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Review Of The 2013 Tesla Model S Car

In the old days, I would take my muscled-up ’74 Charger down PCH from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay whenever I needed a little relaxation and open road. The combined sounds of the crashing waves and 440-horsepower hemi created a magical symphony in my ear. Those days have long since passed, b...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Prepare Your Car For Sale And Maximize The Price You Get For It!

When you are selling a used car you’ll want to get the most money possible for it, and you’ll be amazed at just how much more you can get for it with a little effort. People buy with their eyes, so making sure the car looks appealing is a really good idea. Making sure you advertise it in...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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How To Avoid Rear-End Collisions And Stay Safe

Of all the insurance claims, rear-end collisions are the most common. We’ve probably all been involved in an accident at one time or another where someone has driven into the back of us, or we have driven into the back of someone else. All it takes is for you to take your eyes off the road for...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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Car Air Fresheners: Why They Are Making A Comeback

Over the last decade or so car air fresheners have received some bad press. Troubling associations with the 1980s, nauseatingly overpowering fragrances, and clunky, dated designs meant that people began deciding against dangling the little tree or set of traffic lights from their rear view mirrors. ...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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What Makes Auto Insurance Rates Rise?

What Makes Auto Insurance Rates Rise? Have you ever opened your auto insurance bill only to discover that your rates have risen even though you have a clean driving record? Insurance can be a tricky business, and unfortunately, it’s not just car accidents that raise your rates. Here are a few...

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Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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OEM Wheels: Replace or Repair?

by Tim Gowens OEM wheels (Original Equipment Manufacturer) come in many different styles and sizes. It is hard to keep track of all of them and I have been doing this for 20 plus years. It seems to change so drastically from year to year. In the OEM wheels category there will be the standard front ...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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Wheel Refinishing

by Tim Gowens Wheel refinishing and structure repair came about due to the incredible cost of purchasing a new wheel from the dealership. Smart people with good mechanical engineers working with them know that aluminum wheels can be manipulated back to its original condition through the proper heat...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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"Take Off" Tires Are Big Money Savers

by Tim Gowens The problem: Unfortunately, American tire manufacturing businesses continue to go overseas because they can get a quality product with relatively lower cost. Foreign tire manufacturing companies frequently put out excellent products that are cost effective for the consumer, but not ...

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We Pay Top Dollar for Used Wheels

by Tim Gowens If you have repairable aluminum wheels gathering dust and taking up shop space, or if you just purchased some custom wheels and want to cash in on your old wheels, simply provide your contact information and we will respond within 24 hours. Our prices are always better than what you w...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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How Metro Wheels Got Rolling

by Tim Gowens Metro Wheels Inc. in Marietta, Georgia, is the country's premier wheel repair and replacement facility. But we have not always been the sophisticated, technically accurate facility that we are today. I started the company in 1989 with $100 borrowed from my mother. I bought a business...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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Peeling or Flaking Chrome Wheels

by Tim Gowens Have you ever wondered what causes the chrome on the inside barrel of a wheel to peel? How about the chrome peeling or flaking on the inside of the tire? If so, then you are about to be informed by the experts at Metro wheels. Over the past 16 years of doing business, we have seen th...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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Motorcycle Wheel Repair

by Tim Gowens Motorcycle wheels can be repaired just as easily as any other alloy wheel. The process is the same, but requires a different machine, because most motorcycle wheels have a "pressed in" bearing that remains with the wheel. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. So Metro Wh...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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Wheel/Rim Definition

by Tim Gowens Rim is an old-fashioned term that was used when referring to wagon wheel - thus the term "wheel rim." It means the outer-most edge of the wagon wheel where there was a steel band the surrounded the wooden spokes. The dictionary defines a rim as: 1. The usually curved or circular bord...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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Cleaning and Polishing Wheels Properly

by Tim Gowens Have you ever bought a wheel cleaner from your local auto parts store, only to have it bleach out the finish on your wheels? It happens all the time. Here are 9 steps to properly cleaning your wheels. 9 Steps To Wheel Care 1. Wheels should be cleaned with warm water and mild non-det...

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Written on Thursday, January 16, 2014 by
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Why Aluminum Wheels?

by Tim Gowens The question is often asked, "Why use aluminum wheels on my vehicle? Why should I pay all that money for alloy wheels?" Aluminum car wheels may seem like a waste of money to some, but to others they are a must. Most alloy wheels are cast into a mold, and the end result is a smoother ...

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Lathing Alloy Wheels

by Tim Gowens Lathing a wheel is very simple - provided you have the correct equipment. A CNC machine is necessary to repair damaged machined wheels. The process itself is simple: The CNC machine traces the existing arches that are in most alloy wheels. Once the machine has those coordinates, a CN...

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Alloy Wheel Repair: Depends on Extent of Damage to Alloy Wheels

by Tim Gowens Alloy wheels can make a big difference in a car or motorcycle, with improved handling and a beautiful appearance. Because of this, enthusiasts have been upgrading to larger wheels for years, replacing basic steel wheels and hubcaps to set a vehicle apart from others and to provide a s...

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How to Make Money in Wheel Repair

by Tim Gowens Engage techs to increase wheel repair revenues. If you’re in the wheel repair business, you could be walking away from thousands of dollars in additional revenue every year – without even knowing it. Luckily, I’m willing to share an easy fix to this problem with you...

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What's the Big Deal? They're Just Wheels, Right?

by Tim Gowens Why do some folks have such affinity for the wheels on their car? Why do some people get worked up about whether their wheels look perfect or not? Well, the answer is simple: Alloy wheels are very expensive and, when they look great, so the entire car does. I have seen some BMWs and P...

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About Metro Wheels & Accessories

Since 1989, Metro Wheels & Accessories has become a pillar of the Marietta, GA community. Metro Wheels & Accessories is a leader in offering name brand factory and custom wheels, hubcaps, and center caps. We also offer auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Marietta, Georgia area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Metro Wheels & Accessories employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car wheels, performance and light truck, or SUV wheels and tires. Over 100 different Custom wheel manufacturers are available at Metro Wheels & Accessories. Specialty wheels and tires compliment any vehicle, and Metro Wheels is the right place with the right price. Complete under-car services, such as, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, transmission fluid flush, and more for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Metro Wheels & Accessories website or call us for personalized service.