Dearholt Auto Care Car Care News and Information: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades
Posted on November 12,15 by truck2
There are several essential factors that go into how often Albuquerque auto owners should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from NMexpressway driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear.
But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by sunlight and temperature changes as well. The rubber in the blades can dry out and crack and eventually fall apart. Check your wipers: If they’re not doing their vital job, have them replaced.
Talk to your Dearholt Auto Care service advisor about how you drive – we can advise you on the prime blades for your needs.
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Dearholt Auto Care 505.857.0868 7201 Wyoming NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Headlamps or Wipers – Buy One Get One Free
Posted on October 30,15 by dearholtauto
When you drive, almost all of the decisions you make are influenced by one thing: your ability to see clearly. So with inclement weather ahead, now’s the time to get to Dearholt AutoCare for a great deal on windshield wipers and premium headlight capsules! Have one NAPA Wiper Blade or qualifying headlight installed and we’ll give you the second blade or capsule FREE! Before you head out for the holidays, head to Dearholt AutoCare, your local NAPA AutoCare Center at 7201 Wyoming Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87109. FREE Wiper Blade and capsule offer good through December 31.
Wiper Blades In NM
Posted on July 19,13 by truck2
If you’re gonna drive around the Corrales area, you’ve got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We’ve all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is just dirty.
It seems like your wiper blades are always at their worst when you need them the most. But windshield wipers are like most other vehicle parts– they require regular attention in order to work their best.
You really ought to replace your wiper blades twice a year; in the spring and the fall. If it’s going to be a particularly harsh winter in Albuquerque, you may even want to get special winter blades in the fall. Winter blades are designed to resist freezing.
Speaking of winter and freezing conditions, if your car has been sitting for a long time and the windshield becomes frozen, don’t use your wipers to clear off snow and ice. That’ll just tear up the blades and cause them to wear out more quickly. It may even damage the wiper motor.
Over time, wiper blades become hard and brittle, and then tear. They also lose their flexibility and just don’t cover the windshield effectively.
Worn wiper blades aren’t just a safety hazard; they can also scratch your windshield. That may require replacing the entire windshield; a big cost for such a little part.
Replace worn blades right away. Your local service center can provide you with a quality replacement blade. They cost about the same as they would at the store; but installation is included at Dearholt Auto Care.
Of course you also need washer fluid to help your blades do their work. Even though your local Albuquerque service center will top off the washer fluid with a full service oil change, it is a good idea to have some extra fluid at home, or in the car if you are on a long trip.
Always use windshield washer fluid. Plain water, even that fancy bottled water, may freeze in the fluid reservoir or on the windshield itself, making things worse. Besides, water won’t do a good job of cleaning your windows.
And remember that some vehicles have two reservoirs: one for the windshield and one for the back window – which may be under the hood or somewhere in the back.
So follow these tips to keep your windshield clear and your eye on the road, and give us a call at Dearholt Auto Care or come by our shop at 7201 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Call to make an appointment at 505.857.0868
Posted on February 21,13 by truck2
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Today at Dearholt AutoCare we’re going to talk about windshield wiper blades. Now that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is: We protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we taken care of them too. And, well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive around the Rio Rancho area.
We really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety – not just responding when our wiper blades fail: how many times have you been caught off-guard in Rio Rancho by the first storm of the season with a streaky windshield you can barely see out of? Or with no washer fluid.
Wiper blades live outside the vehicle, exposed to heat and sun in the Rio Rancho summer and cold and ice in the Rio Rancho area winter. It’s no wonder that they get dry, brittle and torn.
We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year – before they’re so damaged that they don’t work. If you replace them in one of your spring and fall oil changes, you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done.
Some of us live in areas with more extreme weather and temperature conditions. You might just live somewhere where it rains more so your blades wear out faster, or you travel a lot and use your wipers to clean bugs and road grime.
If that’s the case, consider a premium grade wiper. There are special wiper material compounds, blade designs and wiper arms that really improve your vision in adverse conditions. There are even special winter blades that don’t get all clogged up with ice and snow.
We can also apply a special windshield treatment that repels rain, sleet and snow as you drive. The increased visibility can improve your driving response time.
When it comes to wiper blades, it’s important to think of it as maintaining this safety component by replacing your blades before they fail. That’ll keep you seeing clearly in all conditions.