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December 17, 2021

4 Simple Steps to Ace This Car Maintenance Routine

Inspecting and replacing your wiper blades are important rites of passage for a car owner. They should be part of your regular vehicle maintenance efforts.

Even though windshield wipers seem like a minor part of your vehicle, they play an important role in keeping you safe while you drive. Wipers help you keep your focus on the road when it’s raining or snowing and eliminate obstructions caused by rain, snow, dirt, and other debris. Seeing clearly what lies ahead helps you drive better without distractions.

Your wipers need to be replaced from time to time. Normally, they need to be replaced every six months depending on their usage.

Inspect them regularly and be prepared to replace them when they show signs of cracks or damage. Remember that when you use defective wipers, they might not be able to grip the windshield properly. This renders them ineffective in removing debris.


How to Properly Change Your Wiper Blades

Changing your wiper blades is a fairly simple task that can be completed in four easy steps.

  1. Pick the right blade size.

To get a proper replacement, measure your wiper blades’ length. Alternatively, you can simply consult your car’s user manual on what size to purchase.

  1. Remove the old blade.

To do this, lift the wiper arm away from the windshield and depress a small tab that can be found on the underside of the wiper. After you do this, you can slide off the blade arm by pulling downward.

  1. Attach the new wiper blade.

Pull the wiper blade into the arm and wait until you hear a clicking sound to indicate that it has locked into place. Lower the arm slowly back onto the windshield. Do the same for the other arm.

  1. Test the wipers to see if they run properly.

Make sure to do this or you might get stuck with non-functioning wiper blades when you need them on the road.


You Can Support Struggling Vets Using Your Old Car

 As a responsible car owner, you need to ensure that your vehicle is properly maintained at all times. However, no matter how meticulous you are in maintaining your car, you can’t stop it from aging and suffering wear and tear, leading to mechanical problems, which often result in costly repair bills.

If this is the case with your car, perhaps it’s time to retire it in the best way possible. You can do that by simply handing over your beloved automobile to us here at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use it to transform the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area — those heroes who are living miserable lives because of homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and illnesses, including mental health conditions.

We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the vital programs and services being provided by our veteran-focused charity partners to their beneficiaries. These IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations provide deserving veterans and their families with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

It’s so easy to donate a vehicle to us. We’ll take care of most of the work for you. Simply give us a call through our toll-free line at 877-594-5822 and one of our donation specialists will walk you through our donation process.

Donating to Veteran Car Donations entitles you to receive valuable rewards, such as getting entitled to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season and getting professional pickup and towing services from us at no cost to you.

More valuable than these material rewards, you’ll get to experience the priceless joy and satisfaction of giving away something that will be used to help uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes — those men and women who fought and risked their lives for us so we can live in freedom and peace.

We’re not choosy on the type and condition of the vehicle you intend to donate. We accept nearly all vehicle types,  including those that are no longer in good condition and won’t even start anymore.

You can donate wherever you are since we operate in all 50 states.

Head over to our FAQs page to find more information about our mission, donation process, and other information about Veteran Car Donations. If you have specific inquiries or concerns, feel free to give us a ring at 877-594-5822 or contact us here.


Give Your Clunker a Worthy Purpose Today!

Many of our veterans desperately need help. You can provide them the boost they need during these critical times. Get rid of your problem car and uplift their lives at the same time! Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form to show your support now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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Or call (877) 594-5822!