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Maximize Winter Driving Visibility With These 10 Tips

by Brian England on Wed, Dec 21, 2016

 

Here we are at the winter solstice, December 21, 2016.  It's the shortest day of the year.  We are commuting in the dark or driving when the sun is low -- at dawn in the morning or dusk in the evening -- making visibility difficult.  Couple this with fog, mist, ice and snow and driving becomes a real challenge. Here are ten tips or reminders that will help you see better and stay safe.

  1. Check your head lights. Are they both working? Are they aimed correctly? 
  2. Check the condition of the headlamps. They should be sparkling clear. When a car gets older, the plastic can turn yellow and dramatically cut down on the power of the headlights. The plastic actually can be restored. Check out this video.
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Topics: winter driving, winter auto safety tips, cloudy headlights, windshield wipers smearing

Windshield Wipers Smearing? Try This Before You Replace Wiper Blades

by Brian England on Tue, Jun 01, 2010

Are you fed up with your windshield wipers always smearing, and not clearing properly?  Well here is a simple preventive maintenance tip to make your wiper blades last longer.  If you take a little time to keep your wiper blades clean, you can extend their life two or three times and ensure that you have good visibility when driving.

To clean the blades, lift the wiper arm about four or five inches off the windshield and wipe the rubber blade with soapy water until it is clean. Or, use a paper towel and alcohol. Continue to clean the blades until no more dirt comes off on the paper towel. After doing this you will be surprised how much better your wipers work. While you are cleaning your blades, you should also check and top up your windshield washer fluid.

Share this great preventive maintenace tip from the garage that Columbia and the rest of Howard County trust for quality service and repair. 

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Topics: replace windshield wipers, clean windshield wiper blades, wiper blades, windshield wipers smearing

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