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If you drive these vehicles, you are driving a $3,000 repair this week in Fairbanks.

Vehicle vandalism has become a pandemic within the Pandemic. Specifically, the systematic extraction of expensive exhaust parts has become an economy in Fairbanks. If you drive these cars, you are the supply chain*: Honda Element Toyota 4-Runner Toyota Tacoma Toyota Tundra Toyota Prius (especially 04-08 second generation) Nissan Pathfinder All four-wheel drive pick-up trucks 1998 […]

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Cranberries

We love picking crans and freezing them. It requires some planning to harvest and store enough crans to have muffins, apple cranberry pie, cranberry chutney. Some of our customers have dedicated “berry freezers”. One for berries, one for salmon and moose. At any rate, cranberry muffins are just around the corner and for us at […]

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Never Feel Exploited by an Auto Shop Again: Two Fool-proof Rules

Auto repair is the most difficult choice car-driving consumers make with their money. According to an extensive survey by AutoMD , drivers would much rather spend $1,500 on painful dental work than on a 1.5K car repair. I agree entirely. My twenty-nine years in the automotive industry corroborates this survey sentiment. Motorists regard car repair as the ultimate […]

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Timing Belts and Service

At METRO, we are scientists and we love this about what we do. We pay attention, find patterns, advise our customers and come up with dynamic plans of maintenance that are specific to not only our climate, but also to our clientele! Let’s take standard “maintenance intervals”. These are predictable mileage and time markers that […]

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Road Salt and Summer

🌼It’s June and winter roads are a distant memory, overgrown now by a gloriously tangled landscape of fireweed, vetch, birch and alder greens. Salt, however, is etched in the present timeline of anything that has ever been on a winter road. Salt is not seasonal and it does not sleep. In fact, summer is an […]

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A few COVID lessons

It is summer and we have weathered both Winter and a pandemic. We are proud of our Fairbanks community for coming together while staying apart.  As a result of COVID, people all over the world have discovered a life off of the economic, cultural, and social treadmill.   It is extremely difficult for one person […]

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