Congratulations to Tracer Olinger for being named April’s Employee of the Month. You can always find Tracer helping other employees and customers. He has worked with us since 2011. He currently works in the Parts Department Shipping and Receiving; you can also find Tracer traveling around in our parts truck. Congrats Tracer!
Congrats to Scott Mawdsley for being named September’s Employee of the Month. Being the friendly and welcoming face of the parts department, Scott treats every guest as a member of his own family and helps each person find the exact part they need for the vehicle. Scott has been with Gamblin Motors since 2012 and strives to learn something new each day about his fellow employees. Scott is the one who organizes employee birthday party potlucks and Saturday lunches. He loves getting to know employees and customers. Congratulations Scott!
Roughly 90% of the decisions we make behind the wheel are based on a clear, unobstructed view of the road. It doesn’t matter if you live in a part of the country littered with rain, snow, sand, dirt or mud, your specific environment slowly weakens your wipers ability to clean your windshield.
Modern cars have more sloped windshields which improve fuel economy, but it also puts more strain on wiper blades and wiper arms and high speeds. Wiper arm spring tension is a vital component to the wiper blade being able to work effectively, as well as the number of pressure points in a wiper blade.
Beam design wiper blades allow the blade to follow the curvature of your individual windshield and provide more consistent and complete contact in all weather conditions.
It is recommended that you change your wiper blades every 6 months or 6,000 miles (roughly every other oil change). At each wiper change, inspect the spring and of your wiper arms. You want a good snap!
Most car battery manufacturers will tell you that on average a typical battery will last about 48 months (4yrs). Here are a few simple checks you can do to help prolong the life of your battery and diminish the chance of hearing that devastating “click” when you turn the key.
-Have your battery terminals cleaned regularly to avoid the build-up of corrosion.
– Always start the car before operating any electrical accessories and then drive the vehicle allowing the alternator to recharge the battery.
-Have your starter and alternator tested regularly to ensure they are performing at the optimal rate.
-Secure your battery to avoid excessive vibrations which can damage the battery connections or other vital electrical components.
-Insulate your battery from both extreme hot and cold conditions.
-Invest in a quality battery charger that will maintain an optimal charge in your battery when your car is not in use for an extended period of time.