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Looking Down the Road: Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades

Looking Down the Road: Wiper Blades

It’s said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on visual information. Our wiper blades play an important role in this. Most Santa Rosa drivers know that a dirty or streaked windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it nearly impossible to see.

Most busy Santa Rosa car owners deal with their wiper blades from a failure perspective. They address them when they no longer function. Instead, Santa Rosa drivers should think about wipers blades as an important safety system that they should maintain, rather than repair.

And don’t think that your wiper blades will last longer because you don’t use them very often. Hey, they live outside in the harsh sun and freezing cold – ice and wind. They just dry out and crack over time.

At Bill's Auto Electric & Repair, Inc., we recommend that Santa Rosa motorists change their wiper blades twice a year, in the spring and fall. That way you have functional blades for those spring showers and California winter storms. And consider a windshield treatment to help repeal water and make it easier to clean off bugs and road grime.

Like everything else in the automotive world, there’ve been some big advancements in wiper blades, both in terms of the design and the materials from which the blade is made. We can help you get the same type of blades that came with your Avon vehicle, or if you have a need for better than average windshield wipers, you can pay some more for an upgraded wiper.

And if you live where there’s a lot of snow and ice in California, they make special winter blades that don’t clog up and freeze like standard blades.

Happy Thanksgiving

Give us a call for more information about wiper blades or any other automotive part or service.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family at Bill's Auto Electric & Repair to yours! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!


The Boss’s Pecan Pie

Slice of boss's pecan pie

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and stir in melted butter. Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar and the flour; mix well. Last add the milk, vanilla and nuts.
  3. Pour into an unbaked 9-in pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done.
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