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How Often Should You Replace Your Wiper Blades?

How Often Should You Replace Your Wiper Blades?

Blurred vision from worn wiper blades. Whether or not you use them frequently, you should be replacing wiper blades with some regularity. Over time the blade wears down, making it less effective at clearing your windshield leaving those undesired streaks right where you need to see out the most. It’s important to remember that effective windshield wipers are a vital safety component: so we recommend taking the maintenance of them as seriously as you would your tires or brakes. How Long Is Too Long? Some people will go years between a new set of blades, but that’s far too long. Wiper blades can wear out in as few as three months. And most will not last longer than 12-15, even if you shell out big bucks for a high-end pair. Get in the habit of looking at your blades every few months. If you are seeing any clues suggesting they are wearing out, it’s b ... read more

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Don't Get Caught in the Rain Unprepared!

All Indications are Pointing to an El Nino Year of Heavy Rain! Camarillo has already seen a our first rain of the season and Forecasters are predicting much more to come. This increase of rain can be quite an issue for our freeways and streets due to a long drought. Water wants to run off or create puddles instead of soaking into the soil. Our storm drains will quickly fill up with debris and they won't be able to drain efficiently. These issues can make a simple drive across town much more treacherous than normal. We've put together a Wet Weather Safety Inspection for your vehicle that will help insure a safe drive season. Click here for special: Wet Weather Safety Inspection

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When Will My Car Need Brakes?

When Will My Car Need Brakes?

One of Camarillo Car Care Center’sTechnicians performing a brake inspection. Just as your gas mileage will vary depending on where and how you drive, so it goes with the life of brake pads. Brake pads or linings are the friction material that is pressed against a metal disc or drum to stop your vehicle. If you drive only 8,000 miles a year mainly in a crowded urban area, such as Los Angeles, you will need to replace brake pads more often than someone who drives 28,000 miles a year across the flatlands of Nebraska. You use your brakes a lot more in urban driving than on a rural highway. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut schedule that tells you when it's time to replace the brakes. You need to rely on your ears and the advice of an experienced automotive technician. A good time to have brakes inspected is during a routine tire rotation which for mo ... read more

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