Monthly Archives: January 2016

Below 45 Degrees in Chesapeake: Consider Winter Tires

Below 45 Degrees in Chesapeake: Consider Winter Tires   Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Chesapeake drivers couldn’t wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Virginia motorists ran out and bought some and we thought we were done with snow tires forever. Tires have come a long way since then. Modern winter tires sold in the Chesapeake area are much better designed for the wide range of detrimental conditions that come with Virginia winter weather. They are made with a rubber compound that helps them stay flexible in cold weather. Regular tires become hard and stiff at Chesapeake temperatures below 45°F, which reduces their traction. That’s a key concern in winter, especially with snowy or wet Chesapeake conditions. But it also means that Chesapeake car owners are better off with wint ... read more

Automotive Guide for Chesapeake: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

Automotive Guide for Chesapeake: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades There are several vital factors that go into how often Chesapeake motorists should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Virginia freeway  driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear. But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by sunlight and temperature changes as well. The rubber in the blades can dry out and crack and eventually fall apart. Check your wipers: If they’re not doing their vital job, have them replaced. Talk to your West Service Center, Inc. service professional about how you drive – we can counsel you on the optimal blades for your needs. Give us a call West Service Center, Inc. 75 ... read more

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