Category Archives: Windshield Wipers

What to Do In Case of an Accident

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around MEMPHIS, TN, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in MEMPHIS, TN:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in TN, even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your driver's license or even jail time in our local MEMPHIS lockup.Most places, including TN, require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able.Warn other MEMPHIS motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood.Call 911 as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.Always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if e ... read more

Automotive Tips from Winchester Tire & Alignment: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to MEMPHIS drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. MEMPHIS drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. If you live in TN where there is a lot of wet weather, flying insects, or you do a lot of highway driving, you may want to upgrade to a more advanced design or premium quality wiper blade. Your friendly and professional Winchester Tire & Alignment service advisor can share the options available for your vehicle and help you decide which wiper blades are optimal for you.Give us a call.Winchester Tire & Alignment1830 WINCHESTER RDMEMPHIS, TN 38116901.345.5484http://www.winchestertire.com

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for MEMPHIS Drivers

When people in MEMPHIS talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around TN? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or our wiper blades fail.It's estimated that around 46 million people are driving with wipers that won't keep their windshields clear during a storm — that's 46 million people with impaired vision during a storm. For safety's sake, MEMPHIS drivers need to change the way they think about wiper blades. Most of us, 78% in fact, only change our wiper blades after they fail. In other words, we don't get new ones until the old ones become a safety hazard. Instead, we need to make wiper blades part of our preventive maintenance routine.Wiper blades should be changed twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. In TN areas that experience harsh winter weather, special blades are available that prevent ice and ... read more

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