Monthly Archives: September 2017

Windshield Wipers

Today at Hometown Garage we're going to talk about windshield wiper blades. Now that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is: We protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we taken care of them too. And, well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive around the Hartford area. We really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety – not just responding when our wiper blades fail.  How many times have you been caught off-guard in Hartford by the first storm of the season with a streaky windshield you can barely see out of? Or with no washer fluid? Wiper blades live outside the vehicle, exposed to heat and sun in the Hartford summer and cold and ice in the Hartford area winter. It's no wonder that they get dry, brittle and torn. We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year – before they're so damaged that they don't work. If y ... read more

Tire Replacement

New tire choices can be overwhelming for Portland drivers. Suppose you have an SUV and are trying to decide between all season tires or some that are also rated for off-highway. How much do you drive off-road in CT? How important are looks as you drive on Hartford roads? Let's suppose you have a sporty car. You may like to run a high-performance summer tire when the weather's good in Portland. When the Portland weather turns cold, you can put on high-performance winter tires. For the kind of driving you like to do in CT, you want full on performance tires. If all-out performance isn't a big issue, all-season tires are a good compromise that works well for most Portland drivers. When it's time for new tires, visit with a tire professional at Hometown Garage in Portland. Describe your needs and wants. He'll come up with some selections for you to discuss. And once you settle on a type of tire, there are ... read more

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