When Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

Although we use them on a daily basis, we pay little attention to our cars windshield wipers. We pay such little mind to them, in fact, that many of us don’t know when it’s time to replace them.

Windshield Wiper ReplacementOne easy way to know when you need new windshield wipers is by simply turning them on. If they are able to remove snow, rain and slush completely, then they are still in good condition. However, if you turn them on during inclement weather and you can’t see, then it’s time to head to your dealership or local auto parts store and have them replaced. If you don’t, you put yourself at risk of not being able to see on the road and potentially getting into an accident.

Another sign they need replacement is what they leave behind and the sounds they make. If your wipers are leaving streaks and smears on your windshield when you turn them on, it is time for a new set. Noisy wipers that make a scraping or chattering noise even in heavy rains or snowfalls are also likely past their useful age and should be replaced.

Before replacing wipers though, one last thing to check is if your wipers may be dirty or blocked by small pieces of debris. Start by cleaning each wiper using a damp cloth to gently wipe down the blade. Test the wipers once you have and see if that makes a difference. If cleaning solves your issues, your five minutes of work could have saved you money on an unnecessary replacement.

If you do end up needing new blades, AV Bumper to Bumper can help. Our wiper blade replacement service can match your vehicle up quickly with replacement blades, and we can have them changed out in minutes, getting you back out on the road in no time.

AV Bumper to Bumper is located in Lancaster, California, and offers a full array of automotive repair, maintenance and tune-up services, including oil changes and transmission repairs. For more information or to schedule a service appointment, call us today at 661-949-1999!

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