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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Change Your Wipers and Headlights

It is easy to forget to maintain your vehicle’s headlights and windshield wipers. As weather changes, the quality of these easily over-looked car parts becomes increasingly more important. Regularly change your bulbs and wiper blades as needed so you can See and be Safe. Why/When to Change your Wipers: If your wiper blades leave streaks and smears, or if they chatter even when there is plenty of moisture on the glass, you could need new wiper blades. If you find yourself ducking and dodging your head like a boxer trying to see out, you could need new wiper blades. Let your eyes and common sense dictate when to change wiper blades. This is especially true living in an area where salt and sand is used on the roads – dried salt can practically make a windshield opaque. If you pull a wiper arm away from the windshield, you might find tears or cracks in the wiper blade – another sign they need replacement. Wiper blades should be able to easily clear water, snow and ... read more



To See or Not to See

That truly IS the question! When you drive, almost ALL the decisions you make are influenced by one thing, the ability to see clearly. Seeing clearly means that both your windshield wipers AND headlights have to do their job as well as possible. Your wipers need to keep the windshield clean and streak-free in order to what’s ahead of you. And your headlights need to illuminate your path at night far enough ahead of you so you have time to react. Headlights: We don’t see well at night. Our vision is severely curtailed by the dark. Headlights illuminate your path ahead, but can assist only so much with you peripheral vision around the vehicle. Dim, burnt out or broken headlights further reduce how far ahead you can see. The shorter the distance, the fewer seconds you may have to react to a sudden obstacle. Just like the lights in your home, auto headlights will dim and/or burn out over time. Unless caused by an accident, headlights and/or capsules should be repl ... read more


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