Most of us pay little attention to our wipers, until we need them the most. The rain is coming down fast and thick and you can’t see 5ft in front of you. You turn on your wipers and you can barely see out better than you could before. Your heart begins to race as you guess how far in front of you that car is and where the road lines are, and that is when accidents happen. Before this occurs, take a look at your wipers from time to time and ask yourself these questions:
Are they torn, cracked or even broken off in some places?
Are your wipers causing streaks or leaving grime after using wiper fluid?
Do you hear a chattering sound when using your wipers?
Are the wiper frames distorted/bend?
If you answer yes to any of those questions, you need new wiper blades. It is good practice to get ahead of these problems and change your wipers when the seasons change. This is not a costly maintenance, so make the choice to remain safe on the roads and get some new wiper blades. We at Car-X are more than happy to help you replace them if you don’t know how to do it. Call, or go online to www.carx.com to make an appointment today.
Vehicle recalls occur more frequently than most of us are aware of. This results when a manufacturer determines that a car model has a safety related defect that does not comply with the government’s safety standard. The manufacturer is then required to alert owners of this problem and may offer to repair the issue at no cost to you.
These alerts are usually delivered by mail or email, but
they can often be overlooked. If you have a feeling that your car may be
involved in a recall but haven’t received an alert, you can go online and check
All you need is your VIN number which can be found in a few
different places: the driver’s side lower corner of the windshield, vehicle
registration, insurance card, or on a placard on the driver’s door jamb. Visit the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall page (www.nhtsa.gov/recalls) and enter you VIN. If your car has been issued a recall it
will pop up on the page and if nothing populates then your car has not been
If your car has been issued a recall you should call your
local dealer and schedule an appointment to fix the recalled issue. If you didn’t buy your car from that specific dealer, they will
help you with the recall if it’s the same manufacturer.