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It's time for the windshield wipers! Winter is coming, and our windshield wipers will play a vital role in our safety on the road. Now might be the time to prepare a new fluid or even change the wipers themselves. Here's a checklist that you can guide yourself by:
Make sure that you have the proper windshield washer fluid.
Winter temperatures require a different kind of washer fluid than the one you use all year. The washer fluid should be one with a low freezing temperature. That's crucial because if your washer fluid freezes, it'll damage your reservoir and even lead to the washer pump overheating, rendering it gone for good.
You probably should replace your windshield wipers.
Wintertime is the best time of the year to replace your windshield wipers. And even if you are reluctant to replace them, it's always good to at least have a look at them before the snow starts. Make sure that they are wiping correctly and there are no signs of cracks on the blades.
You do that by getting a (clean) cloth and wiping each blade separately to remove the oil built up over time. Do that until you are sure that your wipers are in near-perfect condition!
You need to cover those basics if you want your wiper blades to be in top shape during winter. But, again, sometimes life happens, and we can't pay the needed attention to our car. That's okay. We'd love to help you out!
Before you start the engine for the winter holidays, we'd like to have a word with your car! When it comes to driving and auto repair, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Together, we can make sure you reach your destination safely, with conscious and courteous driving and routine maintenance. Schedule an appointment today for maintenance and auto repair. Tony's Brake & Alignment is located at 4800 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY, 40213. And don't forget to check us out on Facebook for news and updates! We look forward to seeing you soon.