The windshield wipers on your vehicle are extremely important to your visibility and ability to drive when it's raining or snowing. During very hot summer months, your windshield wipers can actually dry out and begin to crack if they aren't taken care of properly. If this is the case for your vehicle, we recommend that your windshield wipers are replaced before the winter months. Getting stuck on the road without working windshield wipers in the rain or snow can be very dangerous and lead to accidents.
Here's a graphic that is helpful for understanding when windshield wiper blades should be replaced:
If you notice any skipping, streaking, spitting, or squeaking with your windshield wipers, it's time to replace them. A new set of wiper blades will ensure that you're ready for the winter months. It is also a good idea to try and be aware of your windshield wipers throughout the year, especially during the summer, to ensure that they last you longer.
Your climate will have the most effect on how long your windshield wipers last you. If you park outside in the sun all day, chances are your wipers will dry out quickly. In order to keep them working longer, try to park in shaded areas and clean them regularly.
If it's time to change your vehicle's wiper blades, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle into the experts here at Don's Auto Repair today!