Wiper blades are one of the most helpful car features, but most drivers often overlook them. We only really notice them when they stop doing their job well and create unpleasant streaks or noises. Once these aging symptoms start to show, they can be very distracting and end up impairing your visibility rather than helping. Overall, it would be best if you had them replaced once they can't brush off rain or snow as well as they used to. We've compiled a list of ways you can help preserve your wiper blades.
- Keep your windshield clean. Wiping down your windshield will reduce the likelihood of dirt and debris sticking to your wiper blades, which causes them to wear down quicker.
- Wipe your wipers as well. The more often you use your wipers, the more stuff will get collected on them. The main thing to remember is to get the rubber parts of the blade, as they are the part that makes contact with the glass surface.
- Don't turn it on with a dry windshield.
- Park your car out of the sun. The heat can make them dry out and wear out faster.
- Lift your windshield wipers in the winter. If it gets considerably cold where you are, you may need to lift your wipers up when they're not in use. Any moisture on them can freeze and cause them to freeze onto your windshield.
- Inspect and test your windshield wipers regularly. A convenient time to check and clean your wipers is when you're waiting at the gas pump. You're also welcome to ask one of our technicians to inspect them at your next service.
Most vehicle manufacturers usually suggest a windshield wiper replacement every six months to a year (depending on use). If you notice that your windshield wipers are deteriorating, please bring your car to City Garage. We have 14 convenient locations, and we'd love it if you could stop by today!