Windshield wipers are the unsung heroes when it comes to helping you see when driving through the rain or snow in Littleton, CO. Sometimes, we may need to turn them on to clear off the dust, bugs, or other contaminants that cling onto your car’s windshield. The truth is changing your windshield wipers is just as important as changing your oil. Read on to learn more about how often you should be replacing your wipers.
How Often Should Wiper Blades Be Replaced?
Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to one year. As soon as you notice that your visibility is compromised, please have them replaced. Wipers should operate in a smooth and simple fashion. When wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface, they can begin to squeak, smear, or streak, reducing driving visibility.
What Are the Signs of Worn Wiper Blades?
- Squeaking, smearing, and streaking.
- Visible cracks, tears, and missing pieces on the rubber side.
- Wipers don’t fully make contact with windscreen.
Wipers can deteriorate from all kinds of environmental exposures, including sand, dirt, dust, and the sun’s harmful UV rays. To extend the wear on your wiper blades, it is good practice to wipe them down occasionally. Furthermore, park your car out of the sun as much as you can. You can prevent the rubber from drying out and warping the blades.
If you need assistance with your wiper blades, please bring your car to South Park Tire & Auto Center today.