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When Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers

When Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers If you are not sure when it’s the right time to replace your car’s windshield wipers, we can help you with that. According to industry experts, you have to change your wipers every 6 months and keep in mind the 3 factors that will impact the life-span of your new wiper blades: the condition of your car’s windshield, the amount of use they get, and the climate you live in. How to Know When to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades One wiper blade is working properly, the other one isn’t. Usually, there’s an issue with the rubber blades, when wipers are not operating properly. However, sometimes the problem is related to the metal frame or arm. The wiper blade cannot perform correctly if the arm is damaged or the spring goes bad because it cannot come into contact with the windshield. The wiper blades are stuck to the glass and are not moving, after being turned on. The extensive exposure to the powerful UV rays of the sun is the reason behin

Important Factors to Consider When Scheduling a Trailer Repair Service

Important Factors to Consider When Scheduling a Trailer Repair Service Scheduling a trailer repair service at regular intervals is of utmost importance for better auto maintenance and continuous services. The mechanical parts of the trailers must bear an immense level of stress since they carry heavier loads regularly. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to inspect the trailers at every service interval. The Beginning The planning phase should start from the very beginning by the owners when they’ve bought the trailer. By doing so, the vehicle owners won’t be facing any tricky situations, when in need. So, to make the task smoother, you need to consider the following steps for contacting the best trailer repair center in your area. These steps are: Scheduled Maintenance It’s always a good idea for vehicle owners to schedule a routine check-up for their vehicles every month. This practice is undoubtedly the best one, as it ensures the vehicles are functioning properly and ca

Vehicle Fluids That Need Attention for the Spring

Vehicle Fluids That Need Attention for the Spring Spring is almost here! There are certain things that come with that, in the form of a to-do list. One of those items would be to check and top off your car’s fluids, and perhaps even perform a fluid flush. Let us take a look at what the most important fluids in your vehicle are. 1. Brake Fluid You cannot very well drive safely without having properly functioning brakes, which is why you need to check on the brake fluid. Otherwise, you risk having unpleasant occurrences such as experiencing less responsive brakes, needing to push harder on the brakes so that they react, and other similar cases. 2. Motor Oil As you might know, the oil change service is one of the easiest and cheapest maintenance services that you can have done for the upkeep of your vehicle’s engine. It ensures that the parts of the engine continue to run smoothly and that you get the most out of your engine. Typically, expert mechanics advise that the change be

Why It Is Important to Change Your Winter Tires

Why It Is Important to Change Your Winter Tires Since we’re already in March of 2020, I decided it would be a good idea to write about tire preparation for the upcoming spring season. In this article, we will mostly discuss why it is important to change your winter tires, and when exactly is the perfect time for the change. Did you know that the rubber from which the winter tires are made is softer? It’s true, which is one of the reasons why they are perfect for the winter but not for warmer weather. For one, in warmer weather they would wear out faster than in winter. Furthermore, there is an actual possibility that winter tires might disintegrate if you drive your vehicle with them equipped and the weather is extremely hot. You can probably guess what complications this could potentially lead to. Winter tires perform worse in weather that they are not designed for (meaning other types of weather other than winter). That is why they will perform worse if you try to use them thro

Why Spring Change of the Oil is a Good Idea

Why Spring Change of the Oil is a Good Idea Should you bother getting an oil change before the spring is officially here? Is it necessary? Is it ideal to have this done in the spring? Read the following article and find out! First things first, an oil change is performed so that it removes any dirt or debris that might have contaminated the current oil. They are removed with it and new uncontaminated oil is introduced to the engine. The oil change also involves a filter change, ideally. The importance of oil change is due to the fact that if you do not have this service performed periodically, dirt could clog the filter and get carried throughout the engine. Furthermore, if the contaminants contain debris, they can scratch the surface. Please, make a mental note that if there are contaminants in the oil that could lead to extra heat being generated. Needless to say, there shouldn’t be contaminants in the oil if you want a healthy and well-performing engine. Now, why is the spring

4 Common Mistakes That Could Prevent You from Passing a Massachusetts Vehicle Check

4 Common Mistakes That Could Prevent You from Passing a Massachusetts Vehicle Check In Massachusetts, state inspections for all types of vehicles are required every year. In reality, failing a Massachusetts vehicle inspection is something that happens more often than you think. Therefore, be as prepared as possible for the mandatory state inspection by checking your vehicle in advance for some of the most common reasons that could potentially hurt your chances of having a successful Massachusetts vehicle check.     1. The Check Engine Light is On Without a shadow of a doubt, there’s something wrong with your vehicle, if your check engine light is active. Inspection stations will not tolerate that. Yes, it may be just an incorrect warning, but the inspectors won’t be aware of that. Get your vehicle fixed, before the state inspection.     2. Not-So-Legal Modifications Having modifications that are not so legal in the first place, is often regarded as a reason for failing a Mas

3 Mistakes That Could Potentially Prevent You from Passing a Smog Inspection

3 Mistakes That Could Potentially Prevent You from Passing a Smog Inspection If you reside in a state that has a mandatory smog certification for all vehicles, you already know that this particular process can be a bit stressful, at times. That's why you must do anything you can to reduce the stress to its utmost minimum. There are a couple of common mistakes, made by the vehicle owners, that could potentially increase the chances of having a failed smog inspection. Learn what type of mistakes you should avoid increasing the likelihood of success. Going Straight to the Smog Inspection Let's say you have a nice shirt, hanging in your closet, but you hadn't worn it in the past 3-4 years. However, one day you decide to wear it for an event. Surely, you won't just put it on, but rather wash it or dry clean it, first, since it has been in your closet, for quite some time. The point being is that you would prepare it, first, rather than wear it, as it is. You should d

How to Choose the Best Towing Service Company

How to Choose the Best Towing Service Company When you are on a long-distance trip, it's almost inevitable not to stumble upon some strange things, at some point in your journey. For instance, you might suffer from a flat tire, go into a ditch, or even run out of fuel or battery unexpectedly. The first reaction to all examples, mentioned in the previous sentence, is panic, but remember that there's no need for that. In these unpleasant situations, always try to remain calm and focus on the solutions that could help you fix the issue. That's why, you should look for a dependable and honest towing service company that can provide you with roadside assistance, whenever you find yourselves in a difficult situation with your vehicle. The main question is how to find such company that can become your best choice for top-notch roadside assistance. In general, this task is not a difficult one, provided that you follow several useful tips that will help you find a reputable towi

How to Properly Care for Your Tires

How to Properly Care for Your Tires It's not difficult to neglect certain things about your vehicle, and tires are no exception. However, performing a couple of simple checks could contribute to improved fuel economy and better vehicle handling. According to tire experts, you have to check your air pressure at least once a month, because in most cases, tire damage or wear as a result of driving on improperly inflated tires. It’s important to maintain proper tire pressure for several reasons, not just to prevent a flat tire or a blowout. From everyday driving to making emergency maneuvers, if you wish to achieve optimum vehicle handling, your tire pressure has to be at the proper inflation level. Even a tire that seems okay in terms of tire pressure, could potentially be the reason for excessive tread wear and reduced vehicle handling. Incorrect air pressure for tires will also increase your vehicle’s rolling resistance. For instance, under-inflated tires lead to increased ro