How Do I Know If I Need To Replace My Windshield Wipers?

Throughout the year, the weather can change in an instant. That is why it is so important to be prepared for any weather condition when on the road, especially rain. Having a good set of windshield wipers on your car can make a huge difference in visibility and your safety on the road. Most people neglect changing their wipers, which can be a shock at the moment when they actually need them and they aren't working properly.

So, how do you know if you need to replace your windshield wipers? First, think about how long it has been since you last changed them. More than likely, it has been a while. Wipers should be replaced every 6 months to a year. They can dry out aggressively during the summer, which is usually the best time to change them. However, you can also pay attention to some tell-tale signs which can indicate its time for new blades.

  • The wipers leave streaks of water across your windshield.
  • Rather than wiping away water, they just spread it around.
  • You hear squeaking noises when turning the wipers on.
  • The wipers look worn out, frayed, or cracked.

These are just some of the more obvious signs that your wipers aren't bad. The best test is, can you see through your windshield when they are turned on and it's raining? If not, it is best to have them changed. It is an inexpensive service that is crucial to your safety.

If you need windshield wiper replacement, bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!

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