Somersworth Auto Repair

Is It Time to Replace My Windshield Wipers?

If you are struggling to see through your windshield while driving in the rain or notice large streaks or hear scrapes when your wipers are on, then it may be time to replace your windshield wipers. It would be best to install new, effective wipers to see through the rain, snow, and even fog. Your wipers are essential to ensure your safety while on the road.


How Often Should I Change My Wiper Blades?

You should never wait until your windshield wipers to fall apart before heading to the shop for repair. If you want to be extra careful, your wipers should be swapped between every six to twelve months, depending on usage, blade brand, and weather conditions. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to replacing your blades.


Symptoms of Worn Out Wiper Blades

Most of the time, you can rely on your senses to determine when to change your windshield wipers. Windshield wipers should be functioning to clear water, snow, or slush on your windshield. Here are the main symptoms to look for of when they need to be restored:

  • Ineffectiveness - The most obvious indication is that they just do not work the same anymore. If you can not see clearly through the rain or snow, then it's time to purchase new ones.
  • Physical wear-and-tear - Overworn wipers usually show signs of tearing, rubber rotting, and rusting. It's time to toss them if they display these signs.
  • Unusualness during use - Sometimes, they may skip, and they may squeak. If you catch your wipers running roughly against your glass windshield, then get them replaced ASAP. 

If you put off replacing your old wipers, then you could face some serious trouble on the road. Ineffective windshield wipers could lead to an accident or cause harm to others on the road. Our expert mechanics can inspect your wiper blades and install new, high-quality wipers for you. Give us a call or come by Central Park Garage today!

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