What Do Wiper Blades Have to do With Your Driving Safety?

Windshield wiper blades live outside of your vehicle, exposed to heat and sun which causes them to get dry, brittle and torn.

Think of wipers as part of an important safety system that keeps our windshields clear so we can see where we are driving.

Our vision is important to us and we protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we take care of them too. Think of wipers blades as also critical to our vision when we drive.

We should think about maintaining safety not just responding when our wiper blades stop doing their job. Have you ever been caught off-guard by a storm and had to drive with a streaky windshield you could barely see through? Or with no washer fluid?

You may not realize it at the time but failed wipers can be very dangerous. Imagine you are driving at night and it starts raining. You turn on your wiper blades and they are worn so the blades just smear all of the crud on your windshield and it becomes a big blur. Scary, right? Well, you can avoid this.

We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year – before they become too damaged to work properly. Replacing blades during one of your spring and fall oil changes, will ensure you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done.

AAMCO of Bonita Springs will let you know if your windshield wipers need to be replaced when you come in for your routine oil change.

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Do You Know What Can Happen if Your Vehicle’s Cabin Air Filter is Dirty – What? You Didn’t Know You Had One?

Most vehicles built after 2000 are equipped with a cabin air filter. Now, you may have heard of an oil filter and an engine air filter but the job of your cabin air filter is to keep debris from entering the cabin of your vehicle so that you are not exposed to or breathe them in.

These debris can include pollen, mold spores, rodent droppings, leaves, dust, smog and other airborne materials.

If you notice allergy like symptoms bothering you when riding in your car or you smell something weird, it could be that your air filter needs to be changed.

Here are some common cabin air filter questions and answers:

Q: What is a cabin air filter?

A: A cabin air filter cleans the air entering your vehicle’s passenger cabin via its HVAC system. Cabin air filters filter out pollutants, mold, mildew, road dust, fumes and allergens.

Q: Is a cabin air filter different than an air filter?

A: Yes, an air filter filters air going into your vehicle’s engine. A cabin air filter filters air coming into the passenger cabin. A vehicle’s passenger compartment unfiltered inside air
can be up to 6 times dirtier than outside air.

Q: How do I know if my vehicle has a cabin air filter?

A: First, check your vehicle’s owner manual. If you are still not sure, ask your professional service person.

Q: What about unpleasant odors in my vehicle?

A: Eventually, a cabin air filter starts to lose its effectiveness as it gets dirty with use. This may result in unpleasant odors and decreased air conditioning and heating performance
caused by restricted air-flow.

Q: So, when should I change my cabin air filter?

A: Most car experts and filter manufacturers recommend changing a cabin air filter every 12,000 miles or every 12 months. However, depending on your driving conditions, twice a year may
prove necessary for maximum benefit.

AAMCO Of Bonita Springs can tell you if your vehicle needs a new cabin air filter plus they can handle all other maintenance or repair/s your car or truck may need.

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So, no matter where your travels take you – if you ever experience a problem with a covered repair, you can count on a NAPA AutoCare Center being nearby. Covers Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 24 Months/24,000 Miles.

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