Despite their simple appearance, windshield wiper blades are an important part of any vehicle. In dust and rain, they provide the driver with a clear view of the road so the journey can continue safely.
Windshield wiper blades should be replaced once or twice a year, or as soon as you observe that it is no longer able to maintain your visibility. You have to make sure that every inch of the wiper blade is making proper contact with the windshield surface. Otherwise, you’ll observe streaking, skipping, squeaking, loose rubber, or irregular wiper movement, among other issues.
An easy way to remember to change your wiper blades is to replace them before the rainy season starts, which in our country, lasts from June until October. Of course, you shouldn’t hesitate to change your wipers immediately if you observe problems before its replacement schedule.
Like another component in your car, wiper blades also need a bit of TLC every now and then. Ensure the longevity of your blades with the following maintenance steps:
- Have your windshield cleaned every time you come into a station for fuel.
- Pull your wiper blades away from the windshield when you’re done with your travels for the day.
- When car washing your car, gently wipe your wiper blades clean with a damp cloth to remove any dust or loose dirt.
Performing these simple precautionary steps can help make sure your wipers are working efficiently while ensuring you have the maximum visibility needed for safe driving.