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Buyer’s Guide for Ute Drawers

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 Edmund Brunetti (December 04, 2018)  If you own a utility vehicle, van or 4WD that you are using for work, you are probably keeping a number of tools and other possessions in there. It is a sensible decision, as part of the usefulness of such vehicles is that you can store so much in them. But storing items in a haphazard way can create more problems. It means that you are using space inefficiently. And instead of having .. (Trucks)

Part 2 of the Managing Fuel Costs Guide for Owner Operators

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 Desiree Michels (May 03, 2018)  In my last article, ‘The Owner Operators’ Guide to Managing Fuel Costs: Part 1’, I discussed two methods of buying fuel for those engaged in haulage jobs. The first, bulk buying, had various potentially difficult issues attached, including cash flow and environmental and security concerns. The second option, Fuel Cards, had monitoring issues, as well as fees payable to . (Trucks)

The Owner Operators’ Guide to Managing Fuel Costs: Part 1

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 Desiree Michels (May 03, 2018)  As all owner operators will know, fuel costs are a constant concern – whether you’re just starting out or whether you’re an old hand at haulage. Jobs both big and small need fuel, and that costs money. However, owner operators don’t have the same options as big companies when it comes to fuel. When you’re buying for huge fleets, you are more likely to .. (Trucks)

Telematics & Emissions: The Green Approach to Haulage Work

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 Desiree Michels (May 01, 2018)  Telematics are becoming a crucial weapon of fleet management in an increasingly competitive and regulated business environment. As the EU and other domestic and international bodies seek to target emissions in haulage work over the coming years, telematics can significantly strengthen businesses’ ability to analyse their fleets and innovate their practices towards more efficient .. (Trucks)

5 Ways to Protect Your Palletised Freight

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 Desiree Michels (May 01, 2018)  Making sure that freight remains undamaged and in pristine, original condition is the most essential operating target of palletised delivery work. If cargo is lost or damaged, it can lead to large future costs due to missed deadlines and sometimes even staff insurance claims. That is why pallet transport companies with the best reputations protect their freight in these five key ways, .. (Trucks)

5 Steps to Technological Success for Your Haulage Company

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 Desiree Michels (May 01, 2018)  Every haulage company must invest in technology if they wish to survive in the present and prosper in the future. When making decisions on which technology to leverage, or whether or not to take on cutting-edge technological solutions and processes, haulage companies must assess the current state of the business and make decisions based on the needs of current and future customers. Only . (Trucks)

How to Make Sure You Buy a Quality Used Pickup Truck

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 Nataly Perekhrest (November 14, 2017)  The decision to buy a used truck is not only responsible, but also quite challenging, because it affects the way the vehicle will work for years to come. Just like any other auto types, trucks differ in their types, characteristics, manufacturers and other aspects that have to be considered when making your final choice. One of the most popular trucks, however, are pickup trucks and .. (Trucks)

Wheel Weights In North America Are Crucial For Preventing Car Accidents

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 Sandy Kumarsan (September 08, 2017)  If you are looking forward to enjoying your travel and not in a mere hurry to reach your destination, then it would be best to travel on wheels by road. You will get to experience the land much before reaching your destination and collect some golden memories for your lifetime. But check your vehicle. Check to ensure you have the vehicle in order, has all the parts intact and all safety . (Trucks)

Upgraded M3 Set to Make Life on the Road Easier

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 Desiree Michels (September 01, 2017)  Regular lorry drivers in the south of England will be delighted to hear that the M3 has become an easier and safer place to drive on, thanks to the timely opening of a new fourth lane and the introduction of a raft of smart technology measures. The transformation of a 13.4-mile stretch of carriageway between Farnborough and the M25 into a ‘smart’ motorway looks set to .. (Trucks)

RHA Tackling the Confusion of Overnight Allowances

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 Desiree Michels (September 01, 2017)  The issue of overnight allowances for long-distance lorry drivers is proving to be a contentious one that is starting to dominate headlines in transport industry news. The introduction of a new system for assessing ‘bespoke’ overnight allowances by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in April this year left the Road Haulage Association (RHA) aghast by what it considered to be a .. (Trucks)

Aligned with Truckers: Haweka Axis500

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 Desiree Michels (September 01, 2017)  Even the most experienced of HGV drivers find that achieving proper wheel alignments is often a challenge. However, it’s an essential task and has to be done regularly, either before you set off on an assignment or upon your return. Loads of problems will arise from failing to do so: tyres wear out more quickly and fuel efficiency is reduced, resulting in higher operating costs .. (Trucks)

The Nissan 1400 and NP200 Bakkies – True SA Champions!

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 Carola Van Zyl (August 07, 2017)  We’ve all seen the beautiful Nissan NP200 pickup cruising the streets, but did you know that this very able and extremely popular vehicle can trace its lineage back to the legendary 1400 Nissan Champ? This is because the Nissan engineers designed the NP200 to not only replace the iconic 1400 Champ but to better it as well. But how exactly did they do this? We take a look at this .. (Trucks)

A Trucker's Guide to Navigating Norway

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 Desiree Michels (July 25, 2017)  For truck drivers, long distance haulage can be a highly lucrative aspect of the business – especially if you can pick up some return loads on the homeward leg of the journey. The Road to Norway (and Back) is Paved with Profit While Norway is not part of the EU, it is part of the EEA (European Economic Area) and, as an extremely resource-rich country, the constant movement of .. (Trucks)

Vehicles with Va Va Voom: Livery, Sign Writing and Wrapping

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 Desiree Michels (July 25, 2017)  For those in the haulage industry whose livelihood lies out on the open road, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of marketing your business is right there in front of your nose. Investing in well-designed truck livery gets your brand out there in front of countless consumers every day, all over the country. Reap the Benefits The benefits of vehicle advertising are manifold . (Trucks)

Say ‘Oui’ to French Freight Exchanges

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 Desiree Michels (July 25, 2017)  If you're looking at taking on haulage jobs across the Channel, it's not simply a matter of donning a jauntily tipped beret and saying “voila". France has its own rules and regulations and it is particularly important to comply when your livelihood and safety are at stake. ***The following is a guide only and you should do your own research. Driver Requirements When driving a .. (Trucks)

3 Must-Have Apps for UK Truck Drivers

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 Desiree Michels (July 20, 2017)  Driving from A to B might sound simple but, as HGV operators know, there can be a whole host of complications. From unsuitable roads, to lack of overnight parking, to time-wasting dead mileage, there are many possible frustrations. Thanks to modern technology, there are lots of applications out there that claim to make life easier for those driving HGVs. Here to sort the best from the .. (Trucks)

Looking for a Powerful Distribution Vehicle? Think Volvo FE

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 Desiree Michels (July 19, 2017)  For UK freight operators, the M6 motorway is vital to the logistics of navigating the congested Midlands, and over the past five years commercial use of the motorway has increased by an average of 19% each year. The FTA (Freight Transport Association) has welcomed news that goods vehicles are to be exempt from the latest increases in the toll charge. A Welcome Exemption Midland .. (Trucks)

How to Roll with the Toll Charge on the M6

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 Desiree Michels (July 19, 2017)  For UK freight operators, the M6 motorway is vital to the logistics of navigating the congested Midlands, and over the past five years commercial use of the motorway has increased by an average of 19% each year. The FTA (Freight Transport Association) has welcomed news that goods vehicles are to be exempt from the latest increases in the toll charge. A Welcome Exemption Midland .. (Trucks)

Paid Too Much for Your Lorry? Join the RHA Group Action

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 Desiree Michels (July 19, 2017)  Recently, European truck manufacturers have been fined almost 3 billion euros for price fixing after admitting they were guilty of violating EU rules. The Road Haulage Association, or RHA, is making a group claim for compensation for those who were overcharged for their trucks. I look into the activities of the truck manufacture’s cartel and see what the RHA’s action means .. (Trucks)

Plans for a New Dover Lorry Park Moving Forward

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 Desiree Michels (July 13, 2017)  I come with an update this month. You might remember me mentioning, roughly a year ago, a proposed lorry park that was to be built at the Port of Dover. Well, as the council just approved the project this week, plans are now more concrete and on the move. I thought I’d fill you in. Details of the Lorry Park First things first: the essential information. I figure you probably have . (Trucks)

Getting More Girls on the Road in HGVs

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 Desiree Michels (July 13, 2017)  To all the women out there, this one’s for you! While I know the haulage industry is a heavily male dominated field and you might not have considered becoming an HGV driver before, don’t overlook haulage work as a career. In fact, you could be part of a brand-new generation of drivers where male and females are in equal numbers. The Her-GV Campaign In collaboration with .. (Trucks)

DVSA to Implement Roadside Emissions Checks in the UK

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 Desiree Michels (July 13, 2017)  We all remember the Volkswagen scandal of 2015, when the company was found to be fitting their cars with devices to cheat on emissions tests. Well, to prevent haulage companies from doing the same, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will now be subjecting hauliers to roadside emissions checks. What Is the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency? Before I explain the .. (Trucks)

From Man With a Van to Haulage Exchange Company: Blue Whale Logistics

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 Desiree Michels (June 29, 2017)  If you have been toying with the idea of expanding your haulage business, then listen up! I am here to tell you about Blue Whale Logistics and how this one-man operation grew into a fully fledged nine-vehicle successful business by joining a freight exchange network. About Blue Whale Logistics Established in 2007, Blue Whale Logistics was founded by director John Sutton. The company is . (Trucks)

Long Haul Life Savers: How Hauliers Can Save Lives on the Road

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 Desiree Michels (June 29, 2017)  We have all dreamed of being superheroes with unmatched strength and speed who bravely rescue innocent civilians in need. Well, today that dream may just come true. While I cannot promise you the boots and red cape, I can tell you how to help your fellow drivers: get first aid training! When there is a collision on the road, you can learn how to be proactive at the scene – and .. (Trucks)

GainTransport Contracts by Joining a Freight Exchange: Case Study

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 Desiree Michels (June 29, 2017)  I come to inspire you this month. Have you ever dreamed of expanding your small haulage company into a substantial business, but are concerned that you won’t find a steady flow of work? Let the story of Raymond Brown Haulage Ltd wash away those worries and reignite your ambition. Find out how this company secured more transport contracts by joining Haulage Exchange’s .. (Trucks)

The KPIs your Prospects Look At when Choosing a Haulage Company

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 Desiree Michels (May 30, 2017)  As a manager in one of the UK’s many haulage companies, do you ever wonder what customers see when they look at your business? Or what makes them choose you over your competitors? Well, the truth is that when prospects are choosing between haulage companies there are some key factors that always play a major part in that choice. Identifying what these are is what will put you .. (Trucks)

Safety First: Avoiding Falls from a Lorry

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 Desiree Michels (May 30, 2017)  Operating an HGV can be risky business and one should exercise caution at all times – not just on the road itself, but also while entering and exiting the vehicle – in order to avoid potentially harmful accidents. A 2008 survey of drivers found that the most common factors contributing to falls from trucks were wide in range, including bad weather, improper footwear, fuel on . (Trucks)

Overcoming the 4 Biggest Challenges of Haulage Companies Today

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 Desiree Michels (May 26, 2017)  There are some big challenges facing the haulage industry today, from making hundreds of empty return journeys on a regular basis to the rising price of fuel, from shortages of drivers to keeping up with changes to legislation. All of these issues can leave large costs for your company. But there are some really great ways to solve them: joining a freight exchange, run by platforms such . (Trucks)

New CNG Fuel Delivers Cost Savings & Environmental Benefits

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 Desiree Michels (May 26, 2017)  Many HGV operators will be welcoming the recent introduction of a new renewable biomethane fuel from Solihull-based CNG Fuels, the UK market leader in compressed natural gas. In much the same way as taking part in a freight exchange can offer great efficiencies, drivers who utilise this new fuel are set to benefit from savings in time, energy and cost. A Sustainable Background .. (Trucks)

Detailed Guide on How to Shop for Tractor Trucks Online in a Safe Manner

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 Victoria Zhurkowskaya (February 14, 2017)  If you are currently in the market shopping for a tractor, you should be looking for the one that does not only meet your business needs and requirements, but also fits your budget. The task seems close to impossible at first sight, doesn’t it? However, if you consider all the nuances of the shopping process in advance, it will be easier for you to make the choice you will not .. (Trucks)

Buying a Nice Semi Truck: What Are the Pitfalls?

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 Nataly Perekhrest (October 18, 2016)  What is the very first thing you pay attention to when buying a semi truck? Is it a general look of the vehicle? Or, maybe, you start directly from the test drive to check its condition and functionality? Both variants are reasonable and important, but there are usually much more pitfalls you may not even think about! This is especially true, if you are not an expert in the niche and .. (Trucks)

Pre-requisites to buy used international trucks for sale

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 Siddhant Arora (March 07, 2016)  On the off chance that the labyrinth of financing doesn’t intrigue you, then you'll most likely be considering a utilized pickup truck. It's totally important to be furnished with some a word of wisdom before you walk onto the used international trucks for sale. Try not to let anything surge you. Realize what your accurate value reach is, and don't veer off from that unique .. (Trucks)

Affordable Les Schwab Brake Prices

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 Aleshia Faithfull (October 14, 2015)  The brakes on different cars wear down differently so Les Schwab Brake prices will vary depending on the work that needs to be done. And Les Schwab will never do work on your car without explaining every step that is done. Brake prices have, of course, increased over the past few years because of rising oil prices. This runs $90-$250 per axle and that is just for inspection and brake .. (Trucks)

Les Schwab Shocks - the Les Schwab service besides tires

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 Aleshia Faithfull (October 14, 2015)  Les Schwab Shocks, the Les Schwab service besides tires If you want the Les Schwab shocks, you have to begin by knowing when you can go to the shop and other services that they can do for you. The stores open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays they open from 8 am to 5 pm while they do not work on Sunday. They will work with anything which consist car batteries, car .. (Trucks)

The Les schwab tire prices

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 Aleshia Faithfull (October 06, 2015)  The Les schwab tire prices may seem to be higher when compare to the other companies, but do you really paying for tires only? The reality when you buy tires from Les Schwab, you are not just buying tires. You are getting the best quality from Les Schwab and enhance by high standard safety for your car and your life. Les Schwab would always ensure that all it customers will get the .. (Trucks)

Learn Basic Knowledge of Using Truck

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 Tim Zhang (September 30, 2013)  Those who are in the market seeking big trucks for sale, then one of your most effective, best options might be to purchase a second hand vehicle. As new truck models immediately depreciate while you drive them off the lot, you could be gaining a reliable yet powerful vehicle at the fraction of initial cost. Before purchasing trucks, carefully check out the exterior to ensure there .. (Trucks)

The Brilliant History of Dump Trucks

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 Tim Zhang (September 30, 2013)  In today's world, dump trucks are trucks that have a special dump bed attached to the chassis and it is used to haul materials such as dirt, sand, rocks, gravel or other material for various industries from farming to construction. There are single axle dump trucks, tandems, tri-axle dump trucks, Quad -Axle, Quints and off road dump trucks; anywhere there is something to be hauled, you .. (Trucks)

Saving Money While Keeping Your Heavy Duty Truck or Semi Trailer in a certain state

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 Tim Zhang (September 30, 2013)  We all know there are plenty of expenses that go along with owning Heavy Duty Truck or semi trailer, but you can learn how to save some money too. Caring for your commercial truck for sale by owner can put you on the road to savings. In fact, a savvy owner operator can save thousands of dollars a year on heavy duty truck expenses without buying a new heavy truck or semi trailer or even .. (Trucks)

Toyota Tacoma Best- selling Pickup

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 P K Bansal (February 22, 2013)  Toyota Tacoma is a pickup truck manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation since 1995. The Tacoma was a compact pickup until a model redesign in 2005. The 2.4 L and 3.4 L engines were available in this vehicle depending on options. Automatic and manual transmissions were available. The new redesigned Tacoma was Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the Year for 2005. Toyota Tacoma is .. (Trucks)

Design and Operation of Asphalt Pavers

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 Michael Danny (February 04, 2013)  The production of Asphalt Pavers Asphalt Finishers have grown to be more advanced and productive over the period of the several years. At this time, there are actually a great number of models of asphalt pavers accessible in the sector for road building organizations. There are also plenty of organizations developing construction machines featured, each fighting to be on top. *Getting . (Trucks)

Finding a Vehicle Body Builder

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 Simon M. Williams (January 29, 2013)  You may want to get in touch with a vehicle body builder if you want to have a custom car or truck made. Vehicle bodybuilders are able to create any type of vehicle that you want and they can do it in a professional way. Vehicle bodybuilders are individuals that specialize in creating cars, trucks, and other types of machinery that drives on the roadway. They can help you create a .. (Trucks)

The Best Way to Drive this Holiday Season

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 Philip Knight (January 25, 2013)  The holiday season is fast approaching. Meaning the time for giving and visiting family members is just around the corner. Unfortunately for some, this is also the season for grueling commutes to and from holiday parties, family members’ homes, etc. Because of this increased travel, and the fact that most people travel during this time, traffic during the holiday season can be .. (Trucks)

Methods to Think about Right before Hiring Truck Rental Services

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 Cayl Ahaas (January 23, 2013)  Moving is a task of great soreness. Van Leasing Services greatly help in swiftly moving ownership from one location to another. All these professional services result to become a expensive scheme for the duration of the summertime. However, in the wintertime time opting for economy moving truck leasing is a feasible alternative. Typically charge of hiring services is different from .. (Trucks)

How to Make your Morning Commute Faster in the Winter

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 Philip Knight (January 18, 2013)  Everything slows down in the winter. Once the temperatures begin to drop and the snow begins to fall everything seems to come to a standstill. Animals are in hibernation and people don’t leave the house as often. But when they do, they certainly drive slower. Winter weather can make driving very perilous, especially in places that are prone to inclement weather. If you are someone . (Trucks)

The jeep mysteries that 2013 has in store for you

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 Bonney Bwire (January 14, 2013)  It is 2013 and despite the popularity that jeeps hold in the car market, it is surprising that only five brands still rule the showrooms. The SRT, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Ram are known to command a significant market share even though it is worth noting that only the wrangler and Grand Cherokee can boast of recent innovations and freshness. Numbers certainly don’t lie and the .. (Trucks)

Here is how to keep your pet safe in the jeep

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 Bonney Bwire (January 08, 2013)  Jeep lovers can be pet lovers too. It is very common to have your pet dog or cat with you as you travel, with the exception of those rough off road adventures that might do more harm than good to the poor animal. Safety comes first when driving and this is also the case when you are driving with the pet at the back of your jeep. In order to facilitate this, Bestop has come up with a .. (Trucks)

Important advantages and disadvantages of buying salvage trucks

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 Rafael Cox (December 10, 2012)  The present world economy is certainly not very promosing. So, fine quantity of people are seen finding out reasonably priced ways of living and thus are combating the current bad economy. So, when it comes of buying big vehicles like trucks, people are seen relying over the salvage truck auctions, where they easily end up finding cheap trucks for sale deals. However, when you have .. (Trucks)

Buying salvage trucks, consider these information

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 Clayton Rabens (November 21, 2012)  Generally the insurance corporation is behind declaring any auto or truck as salvage if they find the loss usefulness going to the permissible limits. The moment you find this title to any truck, this means that you are not allowed to register, insure or even use over the public roads. These vehicles have only position the junkyards, where it is sold as per the scrap value. However, if .. (Trucks)

Tips on How to Save Money on Gas in the Fall

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 Philip Knight (October 18, 2012)  Fall, like every season, presents new challenges to drivers trying to save money on gas. In the fall, temperatures begin to drop and more inclement weather can rear its ugly head. Rainstorms and wet, leafy roads are very real dangers that threaten fall drivers. But fall temperatures can also be a burden on drivers trying to save money. Gone are the summer days of rolling down your .. (Trucks)

Three Signs that Your Windshield Wiper Blades Need to be Replaced

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 Philip Knight (October 17, 2012)  Just as it is important to have your oil changed regularly, it is also important to have your windshield wiper blades replaced regularly. Unlike your oil, though, your windshield wiper blades do not need to be changed as regularly, and the effects of wiper blades that are diminishing in quality can be hard to spot, until it is too late. Wiper blades are an essential part of your vehicle . (Trucks)




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