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Quality Wiper Blades Help Protect Your Windshield

We have all been there – you are driving along happily when the vehicle in front of you kicks up a little pebble, right at your windshield. Because it leaves just a small chip that’s not in your line of vision, you put off getting it fixed. But did you know that just a small chip can [...]

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Wiper Blades Are NOT All Equal

Choosing a wiper blade for your vehicle is easy, right? WRONG! It is never a good idea to go with the cheapest models available, and this is especially true if you live in a region with an extreme climate. The cheapest option may work for right now, but you will save money and hassle in the long-run [...]

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To Salt or Not To Salt?

A common part of winter all over the US is road salt. This salt is dumped on roads from coast to coast, amounting to nearly 22 tons every year. Another common part of winter is the debate on whether salt causes more harm than good. The answer to that depends on many factors, including how [...]

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What makes a heated wiper?

When you look at a windshield wiper, it really doesn't seem that complicated. There is a rubber bit that pushes water off the windshield - that’s it. But all you need to do to see how false that truly is, is take a cloth and wipe off the windshield yourself. Streaks, uneven drying, maybe even [...]

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Alberta Clippers

The Midwest can’t seem to catch a break in the weather; right on the heels of the polar vortex comes a series of Alberta Clippers. These are another common atmospheric condition that brings frigid air as far south as Kentucky and Virginia.While both a polar vortex and an Alberta clipper bring cold air, they have [...]

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Keeping the windshield water free

Everblades heated windshield wipers are a great way of keeping snow and ice from accumulating on your wipers. They have two heating elements, one on the wiper arm and one in the squeegee, which melts snow and ice in no time. But what about the water that puts on the windshield? You certainly don’t want [...]

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Polar Vortex

The ‘hot’ news for the last few weeks has been the polar vortex affecting the central United States. The big question is - what exactly is a polar vortex, and why is it making it so cold? The answer is actually pretty simple.The upper atmosphere of the Earth contains many persistent weather systems that create [...]

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How do Defrosters Work?

When you defrost the windshield of your car there is a lot more that goes on than simply blowing hot air. Unlike other heater settings, the defroster utilizes other parts of the heating and cooling systems in order to keep the interior of the car free of ice, condensation and fog.The basic operation is simple, [...]

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What is Freezing Rain?

Exactly what makes up freezing rain is one of the questions many people draw a blank on. With most weather conditions, its easy to tell what’s going on just by looking out the window. Freezing rain is different; it looks a little like rain, a little like sleet and just a bit like snow.Freezing rain [...]

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Preparing for Winter

Getting a car ready for winter is a big process, but by making sure everything is done right before the snow starts falling, you can have a safe and secure vehicle that easily lasts through the whole season. The same way a thick coat won’t keep your feet dry; there are several different things to [...]

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