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Rain drops

Rainy Day…Smear?

When was the last time you had your wiper blades changed?  If you are like most people, checking and replacing wiper blades doesn’t rank very high on the priority list.  That makes a lot of sense, since we don’t typically use them on a daily basis…but it can be pretty frustrating to turn them on and see streaks across the windshield.

According to a study conducted by the Car Care Council, 1 in 5 vehicles on the road have deficient wiper blades or washing systems.  That doesn’t sound so bad, right?  According to information gathered at statista.com, there were approximately 254 million registered vehicles on the road (in the U.S.) in 2012, and if only 1 out of 5 is deficient, then around 50.8 million drivers may be visually impaired when driving at night or in precipitous weather conditions.

What can you do to avoid being part of the 20% problem?  For starters, you can keep your windshield and side windows clean.  Use the courtesy squeegees provided at most gas stations each time you refuel your vehicle.  In addition to using the squeegee, check and replace wiper blades that are cracked, split or leaving streaks.

According to the experts at RainX, “Wiper blades should be replaced [at a minimum] every year” as part of a routine, preventative maintenance schedule.  At Axleboy, we realize that drivers make critical decisions nearly every moment they are on the road, and those decisions are based primarily on visibility.  Our top concern is keeping you on the road, and a good set of wipers can go a long way to helping you make the safest driving decisions.

Rain Drops on Windshield

RainX Wipers

Axleboy now carries a full line of the premium RainX Latitude windshield wiper blades.

Sources:

www.carcare.orgwww.rainx.comwww.statistica.com

Why We Put Off Auto Repairs and Service?

When it comes to car care, we believe that dependable cars are the ones that are well maintained.  There are a lot of reasons why vehicles may not receive the maintenance or repairs that they need in a timely manner.  We’ve found that people typically put off vehicle maintenance and repairs for one of three main reasons: Price, Forgetfulness & Denial.

Dollar Stretching Makes Cents…Right?

Last time we checked, the average person doesn’t drive around town looking for ways to put more money in their car.  In fact, quite the opposite is true.  There are a number of ways that people attempt to cut short term costs, including: intentionally stretching service intervals, putting off minor repairs that do not effect immediate drivability (headlights, tail lights, rough idle) or waiting until they receive a discount coupon in the mail.

Regular oil changes, semi-annual tire rotations and other routine services can seem to add up relatively quick and it can be tempting to push them past the suggested limits.  In the short term, this offers car owners relatively little financial relief, and over time, creates a destructive habit that literally shaves years off the life of a vehicle.

It Just Slipped My Mind

Life is busy.  Between work, school, family responsibilities and social priorities our attention often focuses on the most critical items first…making it oh so easy to forget the basic maintenance needs of our vehicles.  If it’s not screaming for attention, it must be ok, right?

Every car owner wants to have that long-lasting dependable vehicle, the one that they can count on for that weekend getaway or that cross-country trek.  That is where Axleboy comes in.  We not only service and repair vehicles, but we also send out occasional service reminders, letting you know that it’s a good time to start thinking about scheduling routine maintenance.

No, It’s Supposed To Sound Like That

When you first notice a slight ticking sound in your car or a strange odor what do you do?  Without fail, there are always a few people who will just turn up the radio and pretend that there is nothing wrong.  To our knowledge, a self-repairing car has yet to be invented and from a historical standpoint, ignoring even minor issues can eventually grow into a situation that leaves the driver both stranded and frustrated.

 

At the end of the day, there will always be reasons why people don’t maintain or repair their vehicle…but if you want a vehicle you can count on, then regular service and maintenance are a must.  Let’s face it, all machines require a certain amount of work to keep them running.  The only question is who to trust under your hood.

Axleboy has the knowledge and reputation of dependability and integrity that you can rely on and we firmly believe that if you take care of your car, it will take care of you.  Schedule your routine service appointment today by calling (636)939-5337.