As vehicle manufacturers look to improve the impact of vehicles and their parts on the environment, cartridge oil filters are becoming more common. For the professional installer, replacing a cartridge oil filter isn’t a difficult job, but there is slightly more risk when compared with the more common spin-on oil filter. Improper installation can lead…

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Eco oil filters are a special type of environmentally friendly oil filter, also known as the “cartridge” or “canister” oil filter. These filters are made entirely of pleated, paper filter media and plastic. Unlike the more commonly known spin-on type, eco oil filters are able to be incinerated once they’re used, which means they don’t…

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Though engine air filters are one of the more minor components in a vehicle, they too need proper upkeep and maintenance to ensure that any automobile is running as effectively and as efficiently as it should be. Many of your customers may not realize this, nor may they realize that this maintenance is as easy as replacing an old, dirty one with a new, clean filter.

Wiper blades are important safety devices. If they’re smearing or chattering the driver can’t see properly and may be distracted. Both increase the risk of an accident.

Typically drivers notice their wipers aren’t doing a good job of clearing away rain or spray while on a road trip. They realize the blades need attention, but forget about them when they reach their destination.

Adding an inventory of easy-to-replace parts increases your bottom line when you are able to provide a service for a customer in a timely fashion. If you have to order a cabin filter from a local dealer, those extra minutes it takes to get to your shop could cost a sale. Instead, have cabin air filters available for the year, makes and models that take a few minutes to replace.

Having a variety of wiper blade styles available will help meet diverse customer needs and maximize sales opportunities for your shop. However, putting a different type of wiper blade on a vehicle than what came with it from the original equipment manufacturer could cause a problem with clearing the windshield.