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How Frequently Should You Change Wiper Blades?

How Frequently Should You Change Wiper Blades-

Ever wonder how often the wiper blades on your wind-shield should be changed? Although some wiper blade manufacturers recommend 6 months to one year, the truth is that it all depends on the conditions your car faces.

If you spend the majority of your time on the Monterey Peninsula, where it’s cooler throughout the year and there’s not a lot of rain, your wind-shield wiper blades could last up to two years. If, however, you use your wiper blades frequently, drive and park in areas with high temperatures, or park your vehicle outside of the protection of a garage, your wiper blades may need to be replaced sooner.

Also, do you have wiper blades attached to the front and to the rear of your vehicle? Many may consider replacing the front wind-shield wiper blades more frequently than the back since they are used more often. However, the back window wiper blades may get more direct sun and heat, depending on where you park your car on a daily basis. If you have front and rear wiper blades on your vehicle, consider replacing them at the same time.

The best way to figure out if you need to change your wiper blades, is to test them. If your visibility is affected, you don’t want to risk having worn out blades. When your wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the wind-shield surfaces of your vehicle — either front or back — they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak. Worn out wiper blades reduce driving visibility, and that can be inconvenient at best, or dangerous at worst.

When you come to Robert’s Collision & Repair for scheduled maintenance, we check your wiper blades to see if they are in good working order. Our priority is to keep you safe while out on the road, and though wiper blades are a low cost feature on your vehicle, they could be a lifesaver. Be smart and change your wiper blades before your driving visibility deteriorates.

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Introduction to automotive spring time tutorials

Tips for Spring auto maintenance (1)

Tutorials part 1 

Tutorials part 2 

Tutorials part 3 

 

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Would you like to make sure everything on your vehicle is working properly? Dignity Auto Repair is here to help. We offer full auto body repair, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, and auto paint service for your vehicles. We invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair, located 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Spring time tutorials 2

How to change a flat tire?

posted by Howdini YouTube

How to Tow a Camper Trailer?

By Australian Caravan Co. on YouTube

 

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Would you like to make sure everything on your vehicle is working properly? Dignity Auto Repair is here to help. We offer full auto body repair, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, and auto paint service for your vehicles. We invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair, located 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Spring time tutorials

Want to know more about how your vehicle works? Here are some helpful videos that will educate you about your car and make you a smarter driver. Enjoy these videos on operating your vehicle that we are sharing from YouTube.

 

How Does Your Internal Combustion Engine Work?

by Anthony Frost

 

 

 

How To Check Your Oil Level and Other Car Fluids?

by expertvillage

 

So be sure to subscribe to these two YouTube channels. They are great and informative on automotive topics.

 

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Would you like to make sure everything on your vehicle is working properly? Dignity Auto Repair is here to help. We offer full auto body repair, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, and auto paint service for your vehicles. We invite you to visit us at Dignity Auto Repair, located 626 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON. Call 416-977-1400 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

 

3 tips for spring auto maintenance

Tips for Spring auto maintenance (1)

Spring is nearing you can see the snow leaving, you can see clearly on the road and the horizon is clear ahead. Well except for the rainy days… Still many people don’t know what are important things to look at for Spring time auto maintenance. Today Dignity Repairs is going to share three tips for auto maintenance in the spring.

  1. Check batteries, plugs and wires– All these components give the power to your vehicle. Without these you are stuck roadside seeking the help of a friendly stranger. Test and replace your old batteries, plugs and wires. Especially if they are over two years old.
  2. Tire pressure– Nothing sucks like being stuck with a flat tire on the side of the road! Winter weather can actually reduce the  pressure in your tire. In Toronto you have 5 months of cold weather beating on your tires. Just think in this case it is better to be safe than sorry!
  3. Check fluid levels– There are lots of things to check  do not miss any of them. Engine oil needs to be checked, so does transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze/coolant and, yes, even wind-shield washer fluid. Commonly brake fluid is a big issue in the spring time.

Not quite sure where to start? Come down to Dignity Repairs in Toronto Ontario. Click below on the map to get our address to enter to your GPS. Thank you for reading today’s blog.

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Don’t fall off iced up Canadian roads

Driving on iced roads

  1. Accelerate and decelerate your vehicle slowly – Take your time with how you operate your car. On an ice road this could be the difference between life and death.
  2. Drive slowly– Measure rather it is better to arrive to work late or not at all!
  3. Know your brakes– How long is it going to take for your breaks to come to a complete stop?
  4. Don’t stop if you can avoid it – With the exceptions of stop lights and stop signs of course.
  5. Don’t power up hills– The road is iced meaning if you power you could slide right back down and risk drivers’ lives near you.
  6. Don’t stop going up a hill– If you are part way up, there is no room to turn back up an iced hill roadway.
  7. Stay home– Sometimes staying home is better than risking the ride.

 

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