Are your windshield wipers ready for spring weather? Record-low temps, ice, and snow can take a toll on your exterior vehicle parts. On average, windshield wiper blades should be replaced every 6 months to a year or whenever you start to notice they’re not working as well. If they skip, smear, or leaves streaks, then it’s probably a good sign that you should look into replacements.
A few more signs that it’s time for new wipers:
- It’s a new season. Going from summer to winter means a drastic change in climate conditions, and your wipers may have already taken a beating from the previous season. Water, sun, and road salt will work to deteriorate your wiper blades.
- The frame has bent due to hacking away at ice or for some other reason. Sometimes they’ll even bend because you pulled too hard when raising them up before a snowstorm.
- When you take a closer look at your blades, you see tears or cracks in the rubber edges.
- There are signs of rust on the metal parts.
If you’re seeing any of these signs, then bring your vehicle in for windshield wiper replacement sooner rather than later.
Overall, remember that Aprils showers bring May flowers… and lots of mud. When you’re driving behind a car and they’re spitting back dirty water, but your windshield wipers aren’t properly wiping it away, your visibility worsens. That could risk the whole car’s safety when driving. If you’re in the Eagan or Apple Valley area, make an appointment to see us about windshield wiper replacement.