One often overlooked but critical part of your car are its windshield wipers. We tend to take them for granted until they start leaving streaks and making it even more difficult to see through the windshield! Besides ensuring good visibility, keeping your windshield wipers in good repair is also important to prevent any scratches on the glass due to exposed metal on the blades. Don’t risk your safety on the road this winter, come into Best Auto of Longmont to get your windshield wipers replaced quickly and economically.
There are two main styles of wipers: conventional rubber blades that fit into a spring-tension frame, and beam blades that incorporate spring steel into the rubber. Another option are winter wiper blades that have a boot covering the external frame to prevent snow buildup.
When to change windshield wipers in Longmont?
- A good rule of thumb is to change the blades every six months, usually before winter weather hits and then again in spring.
- It’s best to replace the front and rear blades at the same time.
- If your vehicle has headlight wipers, check those more frequently since they encounter more debris.
- If the wipers are not effectively clearing your windshield, check the rubber for chips, splits and make sure they’re still flexible. If so, then cleaning them with windshield washer fluid or dishwashing soap should do the trick!
Other simple ways to ensure you will be able to see clearly out of your car this winter is to keep the windshield washer fluid topped off, and apply a rain repellent. Rain repellents not only make water roll off faster but also help prevent ice from sticking to the windshield.
Replacing the windshield wipers on your vehicle is a fast and inexpensive way to stay safe in winter driving conditions. Come into Best Auto of Longmont now through the end of the year to take advantage of our Buy 1, Get 1 Free deal on NAPA wipers!