Yearly Archives: 2022

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

Windshield wiper blades are necessary for making your drives through rain, fog, snow, and other hazardous conditions more comfortable and safe. Most drivers don’t consider their windshield wipers when it comes to auto maintenance, and we believe more of you should. If you are having trouble seeing through your windshield, consider having them replaced. How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers? On average, you should replace your windshield wiper blades every 6 to 12 months. How often you swap them really depends on usage, blade quality, and other environmental factors. If you live in an area with extreme climates, you’d need to change them more often than others who live in moderate climates. What Are the Signs of Worn Windshield Wiper Blades? You can typically tell when it is time for new ones using your eyes. If you struggle to see, it is an obvious sign. Some other warning signs include: Squeaks and Squeals: When you catch these screeching sounds coming from y ... read more

Use Your Nose to Find Your Car Problem

Use Your Nose to Find Your Car Problem

A small symptom like the smell of burning rubber or sweet syrup can be very telling about your vehicle's condition. As a matter of fact, cars contain various fluids that have specific smells themselves. If you catch an unusual scent in your automobile, you should never dismiss it. Read on to learn more about what certain odors mean for your car.  Maple Syrup - Coolant fluid often has a sweet smell, so if you catch a syrupy scent in or around your car, it may indicate a coolant leak. Leaks can occur in the radiator, cylinder head, manifold, and more, so it may be difficult to locate. If you notice this scent, please bring your car to our auto repair shop for proper diagnosis. Burning Oil - A burnt motor oil smell does not sound good. It can happen when your engine overheats or leaks onto the exhaust manifold. You should check your oil levels, and proceed to have your car inspected. Rotten Egg - This smell is the most unpleasant smell your car can give off, and it is very ser ... read more