Everything You Need to Know about Windshield Wipers in the Winter

Winter in Albuquerque can bring anything from cold rain to stinging sleet to snow-globe-like blizzard conditions. You just never know. But you need to be ready for any type of winter precipitation. That means you need the right wiper blades to keep your windshield clear of actual precipitation as well as the road-grime-slush ick that gets kicked up by other vehicles’ tires.

Before you head to your nearest auto parts store to get new blades, know your options and which ones are more likely to meet your needs.

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What You Need to Know about Tires for Safe Winter Driving

Safe winter driving doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of an attentive, skilled driver in control of a well-maintained vehicle that has been prepared for seasonal road conditions. Essential to that preparation is ensuring you have the right tires.

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Tips to Prevent Morning Frost on Your Windshield

Frosty morningJanuary mornings often greet you with ice on the windshield—not exactly what you needed when you are already cold and running late. Did you know you can spare yourself the hassle of the morning defrost or ice scraping?

Here are three ways you may prevent frost from forming on your windshield: Continue reading Tips to Prevent Morning Frost on Your Windshield

Is Your Car Ready for Holiday Travel?

If you are sticking close to the greater Albuquerque area for the holidays, chances are you won’t run into severe winter weather. But many Albuquerque residents are transplants who will return to their childhood stomping grounds in chillier parts of the country. If you’re making that trip in your car, make sure your vehicle is ready for harsher winter driving conditions. Here’s how: Continue reading Is Your Car Ready for Holiday Travel?

4-Item Winter Readiness Checklist

Winter is nearly here, so NOW is the time to get your car ready for winter weather conditions. We’ve created a brief checklist of the most important aspects of routine car maintenance that need to be tended to for optimal driving performance and comfort.

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Cold weather can affect battery performance, making it difficult to Continue reading 4-Item Winter Readiness Checklist

Winter Driving Crash Course

Fotolia_122230692_Subscription_Monthly_MLate winter can often be one of the most dangerous times for driving, even in the desert. Cold fronts over moderate temperatures often lead to sleet and freezing rain, making road treacherous in a hurry.

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Winter’s Not Over Yet! Keep Your Car Winterized.

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We’ve given you tips for how to get your car ready for winter to prevent accidents and breakdowns. But there’s still months of winter left to go. Here’s how to keep your car in shape for winter driving:

Top Off Your Fluids

Engine performance depends on a number of fluids—fuel (for combustion), oil (for lubrication) and water (for cooling). Everyone knows when and why to add fuel, but the under-the-hood fluids are often neglected. Continue reading Winter’s Not Over Yet! Keep Your Car Winterized.

Don’t Skip Winter Car Maintenance

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Because winter driving conditions can make for more dangerous driving, you want to make sure your car can perform, even on snow and ice. You want to make sure it’s going to start reliably, too. Regular maintenance is the key, so make sure that you are still getting routine service done on your vehicle.

What’s Due?

Manufacturer service intervals do not wait for better weather. And as luck often has it, Continue reading Don’t Skip Winter Car Maintenance

Don’t Wait ‘til Spring to Repair Winter Collision Damage

accidentWinter driving conditions increase the risk of car accidents. If you are involved in a crash, you may be tempted to put repairs off until spring, especially if your car is drivable and looks okay…don’t. To prevent further damage, you need to get repairs done right way. Continue reading Don’t Wait ‘til Spring to Repair Winter Collision Damage