Yearly Archives: 2019

Signs of a Dying Battery

A dead battery is apparent - you get into your vehicle and realize that it won’t start. You hear the ignition click, but it won’t start up. A typically car battery lasts between 3-4 years, depending on your vehicle and other factors. However, leaving an electrical component on for an extended period of time, like the lights or radio, can cause your battery to die prematurely.  A car battery can die due to a number of different reasons, whether from the battery itself or the charging and starting system. If you ever suspect an issue with your car battery, you can always take your battery into your local auto repair shop for testing to see how much life it has left.  Signs of a dying battery include:  Car starts up slow or takes multiple tries Problems with the radio Dim interior lights Failing power locks and/or windows Battery warning light is on As soon as you notice any of the issues above, you should have your vehicle inspected by your local trusted ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Windshield Wipers?

When it comes to our windshield wipers, the average car owner isn’t usually sure how often they need to be replaced. In reality, our windshield wipers need to be replaced pretty often, ranging from every 6 months to a year. Our windshield wipers have an important job in all types of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and dry weather. Even when the weather is warm and sunny, windshield wipers are often needed to clean our windshield for clear visibility.  In Texas, our weather is often extreme in the summer, getting very hot and dry. The heat of the summer will actually cause windshield wipers to dry out and become cracked. Then once the fall season rolls around, your windshield wipers are not very effective and will need to be changed. We recommend having your wipers changed once after the summer, and once after the winter. This will ensure that your wipers are in good working condition when you need them the most.  There are certain signs that you will notice ... read more