Car Care Central

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Today's Car Care Tip:

Should an oil change be just changing oil?

Car repair is a lot like medicine. When you're sick and have to visit the doctor's office, you can choose to have an orderly check your illness, or you can have a qualified doctor review the problems with your health. An oil change at a discount oil and lube joint is like going to a doctor's office that doesn't have a doctor on duty. At reputable shops, ASE certified technicians are on staff in case potential problems are spotted by the lube department.

It's just like a physical exam or health check-up.

You should also understand the difference between ASE Certification and what most discount oil change places say they have. They may claim to have certified people working there, but more often than not, they're in-house certified! ASE Certified technicians are the cream of the crop in auto repair...they're the ones who have spent the time studying and testing to become the absolute best. It's not easy, and it's not for everyone!

An oil change should never just be an oil change unless a shop isn't interested in taking care of you!

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Keep your Windshield Clear!
By Randy Hutchinson

Being able to clearly see through your windshield is a necessity while driving. Whether you are driving in the rain or in the snow, a good set of windshield wipers can be the difference between visibility and blindness.

One of the most frustrating things about windshield wipers though, is replacing old ones with new ones. Something that seems easy at first can quickly become extremely agitating. Here are a few tips to help you with this necessary replacement.

At a trusted auto parts store, be sure to buy the right replacement windshield wipers for your car. Most stores have books so you can look up what kind you need, otherwise you can ask someone who works there. Also, purchase the entire blade, not just the rubber blade insert.

Always read the directions to see what you need to disconnect the old wiper and connect the new one.

Lift the windshield wiper from the windshield and take off the bad wiper blade from the wiper arm. Usually, you will need to push on a tab or lift a tab before removing the blade.

Generally, there is an attachment that comes with the wiper blade that connects the blade to the arm. Insert the attachment, then insert the wiper blade. You will most likely hear a click when the blade has been successfully attached.

To make sure that the blade is sturdy, give the wiper a tug. You don't want it to fly off when you are driving.

If you are unsure you installed the windshield wiper correctly, or if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself, bring you car into a trusted repair shop with ASE Certified Technicians and they will be happy to assist you.

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