Auto Repair Mint Hill; April Showers can mean it’s time to check those wiper blades and headlights

Auto Repair Mint Hill; April Showers can mean it’s time to check those wiper blades and headlights.  It’s that time of year again when we experience spring storms in the Carolinas.  Heavy rains, hail and local flooding are hazards we are accustomed to this time of year.  Safe driving during spring storms is a top priority with most drivers. At Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill we do more than auto repair, we strongly believe in routine maintenance to keep your car in top condition year round.
If you are like most of us you do not realize your wiper blades need replacing until you turn them on and experience a streaking-chattering noise as your old blades drag across your windshield.  Something as simple and inexpensive as replacing your wiper blades can increase visibility during rainstorms by as much as 34-50%.  Installing a professional windshield treatment that lets the rain roll off your windshield can also significantly increase visibility during rainstorms.  At Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill, we use a product called Aquapel.  Aquapel is manufactured by PPG Industries the same company that produces windshields installed in cars today.  Some products that are silicone based create build up and even impede the the function of your windshield wipers.  Aquapel creates a chemical bond on the windshield and can last 6 times longer than silicone based products.  We install it on our own vehicles and wouldn’t drive without it.

If your wiper blades and windshield are taken care of, have you checked your headlights lately?  Many headlights become cloudy or dingy over time and can be restored back to a new or nearly new appearance to help light up the road and improve visibility at a fraction of the price of a new headlight. If you still prefer to replace your headlights, we recommend you upgrade your headlights to brighter, whiter Crystal Vision Ultra bulbs.  These brighter bulbs make a significant difference in improving your line of sight while driving during inclement weather or during nighttime.

If you are looking for top quality auto repair in Mint Hill or South Charlotte area, please stop by Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill or give us a call at 704-545-4597.

Ken Manchester