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The Best Windshield Wiper Blades For Winter

The Best Windshield Wiper Blades For Winter

In Wilmington, DE, wiper blades should ideally be replaced before winter really kicks in. Otherwise, the old ones are likely to break down due to heavy sun, and the corrosive solvents in your windshield wiper fluid. Of course when they do break down, a driver’s ability to detect road hazards will be significantly reduced, thereby increasing his or her accident risk. We’d suggest selecting a pair of blades designed for heavy winter. Wilmington Delware is predicted to have a bad winter for 2015 so get ready. When selecting a new pair of winter windshield wiper blades consider features like silicon rubber blades or blades that are infused with graphite. Rain-x makes a blade designed for winter called the “Latitude“. It’s claim to fame is their graphite coated rubber and no expos ... read more

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New Cars Need Oil Changes

New Cars Need Oil Changes

Car manufacturers never stop talking about how oil changes are necessary for the long-term functionality of their vehicles, but not many explain why. It turns out that there are indeed very good reasons that cars need regular oil changes even when they relatively new. The most important reason oil changes are needed is because oil becomes contaminated as it is used. Microscopic metal pieces break off of the pistons and other engine parts, and eventually, they accumulate enough to overwhelm the oil filter’s ability to remove them. Once this happens, the abrasive bits keep circulating through the oil and negate its ability to lubricate the engine. Another reason new oil is regularly needed is because the heat and friction generated by the engine breaks down the oil’s viscosity. This makes it lose lubricating power, and eventually, the old oil won’t be able to provide much of a benefi ... read more

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Car Noises That Should Raise The Red Flag

Car Noises That Should Raise The Red Flag

Below are five car noises that should raise the red flag because they signal a more serious problem. #1. A Car Noise that Sounds Like the blade of a snowplow on pavement or a Spinning Squeak This car noise is likely due to brake pads that have worn completely through, causing them to press directly against the rotors. Worn brake pads could make it difficult to stop your car, and might even lead to rotor damage. If you hear this noise it’s time to consider break repair. #2.Whining or Groaning When Turning the Steering Wheel Whining or groaning when turning can indicate that your power-steering pump is failing. Problems like these are serious because your steering could fail. If you notice this car noise, stop driving immediately and have your power-steering pump checked. Schedule an appointment with us, we can help you. #3.Tapping ... read more

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Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Gas Cost For Your Car

Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Gas Cost For Your Car

The good news is the price of gas has fallen; the bad news is that no one knows how long that will last. We have endured nearly a decade of gas prices that have hovered around $3.00, and the stark reality is that we will most likely return to those prices at some point. For example, Peter Schiff predicts the cost of oil will quickly rise to $120 a barrel which will get us back to $3.00 a gallon real fast. He even predicts $200 a barrel in a few years (prediction was made this year) which sounds crazy but he’s made accurate predictions before. He predicted the 2008 housing collapse in 2005. https://youtu.be/S03LIGi9ozA?t=1m50s Take advantage of low prices now and save money when they start their inevitable ascension. Use these top 5 ways to save money on gas cost. Lay off the Brakes at Stop Lights It takes a lot of gas to accelerate from a stopped position and the faster you accelerate t ... read more

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Do You Need Synthetic or Regular Motor Oil?

Do You Need Synthetic or Regular Motor Oil?

The next time you go in for a Wilmington DE oil change, you may be asked whether your car takes regular or synthetic motor oil. The first time you are asked this, it can be confusing as you are used to just getting your oil changed without these sorts of questions. Here’s what you need to know about these two types of car oils. Regular motor oil Regular or conventional motor oil is designed to provide the right level of viscosity, fluidity, and heat tolerance to work well in the car and stand the test of time. As such, regular motor oil is formulated to work for most cars. Cars that have more than 75,000 miles on them may be better suited by a high-mileage oil, which is a regular oil formulated for cars with lots of mileage. Synthetic motor oil Developed to provide good engine lubrication in extreme temperatures, synthetic motor oil can help your car opera ... read more

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Why You Should Buy a Used Car

Why You Should Buy a Used Car

You need a new car and you might be wondering what is better: leasing or buying a car. Leasing does not appeal to many people because they would rather own their own car instead of paying people to borrow one. However, once you decide to buy a car, you must think about whether or not you want a brand new car or a used car. There are benefits to both. Here are some reasons to buy a used car. Price. The price of a used car is much cheaper than a brand new one. Many people are unable to afford brand new cars.Certification programs. Many dealerships offer certification programs where they do rigorous testing on vehicles so that they can ensure that you are getting a quality vehicle.Depreciation. The values of cars depreciate each year so when you go to sell your car, you will lose money. However, if you bought it brand new, you will lo ... read more

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Why You Should Lease Your Next Car

Why You Should Lease Your Next Car

You are probably asking yourself what is better: leasing or buying a car. You might have a preference or you might be a bit unsure. It might also come down to what you can afford to pay for a car each month. There are benefits to each, whether you buy a new car, a used car, or decide to lease one.Here are some reasons that you should lease your next car. Cheaper Monthly Payments. Monthly payments are cheaper than if you tried to buy a brand new vehicle. Down payment. Leasing may require no down payment or a very small one. Less Commitment. Leasing is great for people who do not want to commit to a car. You can lease a car for a few months and then take it back and get a different one. Usually you lease a car for a year or more.Warranty. You are not responsible for any mainte ... read more

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Why You Should Buy A Brand New Car

Why You Should Buy A Brand New Car

The time has come to get a new car and you are probably trying to decide what to do. You are probably wondering what is better: leasing or buying a car. Maybe leasing does not interest you at all. However, you still have to decide whether you want to buy a new car or a used car. There are benefits to buying both.Here are some reasons to buy a brand new car. Maintenance. New cars do not need a lot of maintenance because they are brand new. They will only need routine oil changes and small things.Worry free. New cars should be worry free because they are brand new. You will not have to replace anything for a long time such as tires, brakes, or anything else that starts to get old and needs to be replaced.Warranty. New cars often have a very good warranty so, if something does go wrong, you will not have to pay for any of the repairs ... read more

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