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Tips for Maintaining Your Windshield Wipers

Follow these tips for maintaining your windshield wipers from Peak and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When it comes to car maintenance, it’s often the little details that matter most. Your windshield wipers are certainly among these little details. While they might not seem as essential as your transmission, these tools can save your life on the road. By keeping your wipers clean and in top condition, you will ensure your(…)

Winter vs. Summer Windshield Wipers

Learn about the differences between summer and winter wiper blades with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Windshield wiper blades keep your vision clear on the road when rain, sleet and snow are coming down. Did you know that there are actually winter blades and summer blades, both made to keep your windshield clear in varying conditions? Learn about the different types of wiper blades with the help of Blain’s Farm &(…)

Towing: A Beginner’s Guide

Trailers and towing can be a complicated topic, and it’s important that you tow correctly for your own safety and the safety of other drivers. If you’re looking to start towing with your car or truck, there are a few things you’ll need to know to get started. The first thing you need to know before you pick out a trailer hitch is your vehicle’s towing capacity. You can usually(…)

How to Install a Vent Visor

Have you ever wanted to open your vehicle’s windows, but it was raining outside? If you opened them, you’d get you and your interior wet, but if you left them closed, it would stay uncomfortably warm or stuffy. Well, vent visors eliminate this conundrum. They arch out over the top of your window, allowing you to partially open it without letting rain or snow in. A vent visor set can also(…)

Custom Exhaust: Glasspacks & More

Custom exhaust can make your vehicle look, sound and run the way you want it to. You Add an aftermarket chrome exhaust tip to add a touch of style. Convert your exhaust system to a straight pipe to let your engine roar. Custom exhaust can be a rewarding DIY project. Just keep in mind that there are laws that can affect what you can do to your exhaust. Whether you’re restoring a(…)

How To Install a Bug Deflector

A bug deflector cuts down the amount of bugs that hit your vehicle as you drive. It does this by creating a slight slipstream that bugs get caught up in and carried over your vehicle. They can reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your hood and windshield, and they also look stylish. When you buy a bug deflector, you should look for: Durability – A deflector made of aerospace-grade acrylic(…)

Windshield Wipers Buying Guide

When you need new windshield wipers, you usually need them now. One day, it rains or snows and you turn your wipers on, and one or both of them does nothing. There are hundreds of different kinds of windshield wipers out there, so here’s what you need to know: Size and fit Know the year, make, and model of your car or truck. This determines the length of the windshield(…)

Truck Tool Box Basic Checklist

Find out what you should keep in your truck tool box. One of the best perks of owning a truck is the extra storage space. This is especially true when you have a truck tool box. But what tools and supplies should you keep in your truck tool box? There are basic supplies and tools every truck tool box should be equipped with. Depending on where you live or where(…)

How To Find Your Hitch Drop

The angle at which your trailer rides while you’re towing it is vital to your control and safety while towing. If it tilts too far back, it will reduce your ability to stop. If it tilts too far forward, the trailer will sway at road speeds and your steering will be reduced. Avoiding this is a lot easier when you have a tow bar with the proper hitch rise or(…)

Proper Light Safety for a Plow Truck

Make sure your plow truck is fully equipped with the proper safety lights. When you’ve decided to buy a plow truck, or add a snow plow onto your existing truck, proper lighting is crucial. Not only does it help light up the roadway so you can see better, but it also helps other drivers see your plow. Regular headlights won’t cut it when you’re using a plow truck. Making your(…)

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