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Under the Hood with Barry Beard

As the winter season approaches, it is a good idea to check your vehicle out before it gets too chilly. Our friend and expert service advisor Barry Beard recently gave us some quick but handy tips for what to check under the hood, and we couldn’t wait to share with our Ford family and friends! Everything should be easily marked underneath the hood. There are handles for your transmission fluid; It’s important to remember to always check your transmission fluid while your engine is running, while the car is in neutral and parking brake set. Your oil is also easily marked. You will be able to read the hash marks to check for minimum and max fill. Revert to your owner’s manual for the specific amount of oil your vehicle takes. You’ll also want to make sure your coolant reservoir is always full, or at least in between the lines. From there, top of your windshield wiper fluid. We all know what a pain those pesky Texas bugs can be on your windshield. Last but …

Windshield Wiper Tips

Hey all! Today we’re focusing all on your windshield wipers. Rainy season is approaching here in Texas and we want to make sure you’re ready to drive safely in potential downpours. We’ve collected tips from a Ford expert and from our very own Barry Beard. Enjoy! How to refill wiper fluid – Pop hood and search for lid with wiper blades. Fill it up, fill the reservoir with wiper fluid, until it’s almost full. Close the cap and drop the hood.  Easy peasy!   Replacing wiper blades- Lift wiper blades up and search for locking mechanism. Unlock it and wiper blades should detach. (This does vary from vehicle to vehicle, so be sure to check owner’s manual.) Installation is also simple. Lock your new blade into where you detached the old blade and you will hear a click. You’re good to go! But how to know when it’s time to change your wiper blades? We talked to our own Barry Beard on this one. He let us know that the wear indicators on our wiper blades are great at informing …