Ah yes, sweet Halloween memories... Last year in the north east, on the night of nearly everyones Halloween party, we had an amazingly awful snow storm. For me, it was by far the scariest driving conditions that I had ever encountered. Even with an all wheel drive Subaru sitting on meaty snow tires, I slid off the road and into a snow bank. Luckily, a friend in a Toyota truck was nearby and yanked my little Subie back onto the snow-filled road again. Several hours later, I had made it home, but by then the electricity had long since gone out. The house was steadily tumbling down to in temperature, and I didn't own a generator. Overall, it was not my fondest Halloween experience, and I hope that this year is vastly different. I just want to poke two eye-holes in a sheet, dress up like a ghost with a funny hat, and try to get some free candy like everyone else.
I suppose by now I should mention something about auto parts since... well, that is kind of the point, right? Prepare yourself, because it is all about to come full circle. I hope you are ready. While driving home from the horror-filled Halloween party last year, I realized just how poorly prepared me and my vehicle were for an impromptu blizzard. My headlights were yellowed, and barely lit the snowy path in front of me. My windshield wiper squirters were not spraying anything close to my windshield. And I was completely ill-dressed for being stranded in a snow bank on the side of a remote New Hampshire road.
So, let's all learn from my mistakes. Take a few minutes tonight, tomorrow, or maybe even this coming weekend to make sure that you have working headlights, wipers, and most importantly - warm heat! Then throw some tow straps in your trunk, along with a pair of gloves, a hat, an ice scraper, and one of those awesome mini-shovels if you have one. Hopefully you won't find yourself in a snow pile like I did last year, but if you do you will be far better off than I was! Oh yes, and if you are in one of the warmer climates, just think of us when you put the convertible top down in your Camaro and blast the air conditioning this winter. We will no doubt be thinking of you!
Need Some Winter Related Parts?
When it comes to window problems, many people bring their vehicle to a shop, because pulling off the door panel and figuring out how a window moves initially seems daunting. For some cars, this is absolutely true, but not for most. We believe that window motors, switches, and yes even window regulator are all very much do-it-yourself parts. They can all be replaced with basic hand tools, and a little guidance from our very own installation videos.
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