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Lighting, Wipers, and Auto Electrical Service

Headlight Service

Just like a regular oil change or tire rotation, keeping your headlights maintained is critical to your car’s safety and performance. A recent study showed about 2,300 pedestrians are killed annually in the U.S because of drivers’ inability to see at night.

There are several things you can do to keep your headlights maintained. Some you can do yourself. Others require the expertise of your Car-X Man.

What you can do:

  • Keep them clean. Give them a quick scrub when you wash your windows at the gas station. Clean headlights can help you see better and can help prevent glare, which can be intensified by dust and dirt particles on the glass.

What we can do:

  • Make sure they’re aimed properly. Headlight aim can often be knocked out of position by driving off-road or over potholes, which may contribute to unsafe nighttime driving conditions. Your Car-X Man can make the proper adjustments to your headlights.

It’s also important to make sure your headlights are free of road chips, condensation and surface scratches - these things decrease visibility and contribute to glare while driving.

When a headlight burns out, visibility is diminished and the safety of passengers and pedestrians can be compromised. Proactively changing bulbs and carrying a spare in your glove compartment are two simple ways to reduce accident risk. Your Car-X Man carries a full line of replacement headlights including LED and xenon headlights.

Don’t keep auto safety in the dark any longer. Stop by today for a free inspection and make sure your headlights are in good working condition. Your Car-X Man can also check your tail lights, brake lights, and license plate light, not only to keep you safe on the road, but to keep you from getting a ticket! See your Car-X Man today.

For expert car care…"Don’t Worry. . .Call the Car-X Man!"

Wipers & Blades

Properly working wipers are crucial for your safety when the weather is bad. The windshield wipers on your car should maintain a clear field of vision for the driver.

Your Car-X Man is a certified technician that has been providing complete auto service for over thirty years now. For almost every sort of car, van, SUV or light truck, imported or domestic, we deliver knowledgeable and professional service. Inspecting and making sure every part of your vehicle is in good working condition is part of the job – and that includes your windshield wipers.

No job is too small and Car-X will inspect your wipers for free. We’ll check your wiper blades for hardness, cuts, splits, or any other damage that may prevent your windshield wipers from performing properly. Our automotive experts will repair anything wrong or, if necessary, provide various sizes of wipers for most makes and models for replacement, including winter wiper blades.

Worn wiper blades are not only annoying -- they are dangerous. Most driving decisions are based on a clear and unobstructed view of the road. A dirty or worn wiper will cause streaking and smearing on your windshield at times when vision is of the utmost importance.

Weather also plays an important role in your wiper blades’ deterioration. Freezing temperatures can make the rubber in your blades hard and brittle with a tendency to crack and tear.

How often should you have your windshield wipers checked? Wiper blades can deteriorate after 6 to 12 months exposure to the elements and should be inspected regularly. Call for an appointment or stop by your local Car-X Auto Service for your free inspection.

Automotive Electrical Systems

Today’s auto electrical systems are getting more and more complicated. With everything from power windows, power locks, power mirrors, stereo systems, GPS systems, lights, and seemingly endless other things, it can be difficult to keep it all working properly.

Good thing that your Car-X Man is an expert when it comes to your auto’s electrical accessories.

For over thirty years we’ve serviced electrical problems on all sorts of cars, vans, SUVs and light trucks both foreign and domestic.

Whatever your vehicle’s electrical problem may be, you can rest assured that our trained and certified technicians will get to the bottom of it, pronto. We’ll put that blink back into your blinkers or that woof back into your woofers.

You don’t have to be stranded in the technology wasteland that are today’s auto electrical accessories. If it’s electrical, we’ll fix it.

So stop ignoring that dim headlight, those funky power locks or that back window that won’t go all the way up without pulling on it. Call for an appointment or simply bring your car to Car-X and we’ll get you back on the road in no time. Plus, at Car-X, we’ll do it right the first time.

For expert electrical service…"Don’t Worry. . .Call Your Car-X Man!"

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