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Category: Automotive

Winter vs. Summer Windshield Wipers

Learn about the differences between summer and winter wiper blades with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Windshield wiper blades keep your vision clear on the road when rain, sleet and snow are coming down. Did you know that there are actually winter blades and summer blades, both made to keep your windshield clear in varying conditions? Learn about the different types of wiper blades with the help of Blain’s Farm &(…)

5 Tire Facts & Myths

Learn about five tire misconceptions with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When it comes to caring for your vehicle, there’s a lot to be said about tires. You might have heard it all – new tires should always be put on the front, you can drive as long as you want on a spare tire…the list goes on. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to debunk and explain(…)

5 Tire Check Tips for a Road Trip

Get ready for your summer road trip with this tire checklist from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Going on a road trip is a favorite summer past time for many people. Exploring new places, spending time with family and friends – it’s all a part of vacationing on the road. It’s important to make sure your car – specifically your tires – is ready for miles upon miles of drive time.(…)

How to Change Your Spark Plugs

Learn how to change your spark plugs with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Spark plugs can wear out over time. Luckily, we don’t have to replace them that often. When a spark plug does burn up, it can cause poor gas mileage, cause problems with your acceleration, and even make your Check Engine light turn on. If you’re a DIY auto mechanic, you can definitely change your spark(…)

Should I Replace Both Headlights?

Learn about replacing your headlight bulbs with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Philips Automotive Lighting. When one headlight burns out, you may ask yourself if you should replace only the burnt out light or both bulbs. Headlights dim over time and this can jeopardize your safety on the road – especially when your bulbs aren’t balanced. There are actually a few reasons to replace both bulbs at the same time.(…)

Why Do I Need a Car Cover?

Find out why you need a car cover to protect your vehicle with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Your car is a big investment, and you want to keep it in the best shape possible for as long as possible. One way to protect your vehicle is with a car cover. Vehicles of all makes and models can benefit from a car cover. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet,(…)

How to Replace Your Key Fob Battery

Learn how to replace the battery in your key fob with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. A key fob conveniently helps you lock and unlock your vehicle, as well as open your trunk or tailgate. Your key fob might have the key built right into it, or be separate from your car key. Either way, key fobs run on batteries. While you don’t need the key fob battery to start your(…)

How to Inspect Your Tires at Home

Learn the basics of inspecting your tires at home with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. A good set of tires can make the difference between a safe, smooth ride and dangerous vehicle on the road. Bad tires can cause other problems with your car, but tire failure can also cause a car crash. According to a 2013 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 11,000 car crashes per(…)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Types

If you have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your car or truck, you probably know what it does. You may not know that there are a lot of different types of TPMS, though. Here’s what you need to know. Different types of Tire Pressure Monitoring System There are a few common types of TPMS that auto┬ámakers use in their cars and trucks. Knowing what type of system you(…)

Headlights: What You Need To Know

Car and truck headlights are something you can’t do without. Not only is it illegal to drive at night with headlights that aren’t working properly, it’s also dangerous. They don’t just help you see, but they help other driver’s see you. Headlights are vital to your safety while driving, so keep that in mind when you replace them. Should I┬áReplace Both of My Headlights When Only One is Dead? It’s(…)

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