Windshield wipers are the easiest parts to understand, use, AND replace. And they are inexpensive too! We often take this part of the vehicle for granted until a rainstorm hits or our windshield looks blurry. It will significantly help you to learn about when to change them to keep you and others on the road safe.
How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?
According to most windshield wiper producers and auto manufacturers, you should swap out the wiper blades every 6-12 months. However, some can last longer depending on the quality of the parts and how well you maintain them.
What Are the Signs of Bad Windshield Wipers?
At Auto DR LLC, we believe that replacing your windshield wipers on schedule is just as important as getting your tires rotated or oil changed. Since there are many different factors that go into how your windshield wiper blades wear, you should be on the lookout for the signs of bad windshield wipers:
- Jerking - If your windshield wipers jerk or doesn’t make smooth swiping motions, then it is no longer effective at clearing your windscreen. This occurs when the wipers have been bent or warped and can’t make full contact with the glass surface. It might move slowly or jaggedly, causing vibrations against the windshield.
- Squeaking Sounds - If your wiper blades belch or squeak, it means that the silicone or rubber on the wiper blade are worn or damaged.
- Excessive Water Streaks - Streaks can make your view of the road even blurrier. If your wipers are leaving these marks on your windshield, it means that the rubber on the blade has worn down or fallen apart.
If you don't replace your windshield wipers on time, you may experience trouble the next time it gets foggy in the morning or rains in Ira Township. If you are unsure whether it is time to replace your wipers or simply need help installing new ones, please do not hesitate to stop by Auto Dr LLC today!