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Monthly Archives: August 2021

How Often Should You Replace Your Windshield Wipers?

How Often Should You Replace Your Windshield Wipers?

When searching for how often you should replace your windshield wipers on the internet, you may find many answers from varying sources and may not be certain which information is correct. As wipers are an integral part of safe driving, it is of utmost importance that you are aware of what to look out for that will indicate if your wipers need to be replaced.   There are several indications that will alert you when your windshield wipers need to be changed, such as but not limited to: With everyday use, wear and tear, and even the weather can cause your wipers to become less effective over time. Experts recommend that you replace your wipers every six to 12 months. When the windshield blade reveals rubber that has hardened and or cracked due to exposure to elements. The wiper edge loses its sharpness. This results in your wiper causing water to smudge across the windscreen. The old/worn rubber of the blade does not move quietly across the windscreen. Should your wipes start ... read more

Safety Driving Tips For the Back-to-School Season

Safety Driving Tips For the Back-to-School Season

We're approaching that time again when we are starting to see the big yellow school bus roam around the city during rush hour traffic. It would be best if you took extra precautions to account for the congested road traffic and other dangers as children return to school. Drivers need to understand and practice safe driving habits when entering school zones to prevent accidents. Here are our four essential tips on how to handle driving near schools and buses:   Reduce Your Speed for School Zones School zones are designated zones near schools and playgrounds and are often indicated by neon yellow road signs. The traffic signs are usually displayed as two pedestrian characters or a reduced speed limit sign. These areas are squared off for the safety of children, and you should always remain alert when driving through the area.    Be Prepared for Congested Traffic Children walk, and buses and parents drop off and pick up children every M-F during the school year. T ... read more