It's an autumn ritual for the organised motorist - preparing for winter. With the longest day over and the nights starting to draw in, every car owner is well advised to think about making preparations for winter driving.
The need to check the car's basics has become all the more necessary, as modern vehicles require much less frequent visits to the garage for a service, compared with a decade ago. And, love or hate those car mechanics, they did at least check the basic safety elements on your behalf; ensuring sufficient tread on tyres, checking lights worked and no bulbs were blown, filling the washer bottle and checking windscreen wipers were replaced as necessary.
And thanks to the evolution of online shopping finding replacement consumables such as wiper blades for your car is easier than ever. Whether your car is an Audi or a Volkswagen, buying online ensures you get the correct fittings for your vehicle, delivered to your door in next to no time.
Fitting fresh wiper blades is a wise precaution any autumn. Wipers will always wear out, and as they do, their performance deteriorates leaving drivers squinting through a smeary, streaky windscreen. Few of us realise how we adapt to such poor visibility, until those new replacements are fitted. But the truth is, that poor visibility is affecting our ability to drive safely as the daylight fades a little earlier every day.
So get online now, order up those new wiper blades, and see your way clear into next year. You can't put a price on keeping safe, so a few pounds on some new wiper blades has to be money well spent.