The holiday season is here and it’s time to prepare and enjoy the festivities by driving to holiday vacations and family celebrations. When it comes to safety driving, your windshield wipers is one of the most important components that is rarely discussed. Did you know that our ability to drive safely depends on our ability to see well? Just by cleaning your windshield wipers in as little as 5 minutes, you can already improve your car’s safety performance! Make sure to give yourself the best chance at a comfortable, accident-free holiday season by simply maintaining your car’s windshield wipers.
Your windshield wiper system is made of wiper motor and linkage, wiper blades, refill wiper arm, and washer fluid. The blade is powered by the motor, and the refill attached to the arm is held by the blade. The refill is the rubber squeegee that physically wipes down your windshield. The arm moves the wiper blade and is connected to the base. While the windshield washer fluid is the liquid that shoots out of the hood so you can clean your windshield.
When it comes to wiper system maintenance, the wiper blades need to be cleaned about twice a month and the fluid should be refilled regularly while the refills replaced twice a year. You can ask our experienced technicians at Miracle Body and Paint for a new set of refills. Your rubber refills may need to be changed more frequently if you live in an area with extreme temperatures like the Deep South or far North. We suggest you to have your blades checked with every car wash. You can do that by lifting the wiper arm to check the refill and check if they’re loose, cracked, or worn. It may help to turn on the wipers and spray the washer fluid. One indication of worn down refills are streaks or screeching noises.
Don’t let yourself be inconvenienced by a faulty windshield wiper system this holiday season. Properly maintaining your windshield wipers is an easy way to keep every drive safe and clear. Let the professionals at Miracle Body and Paint in San Antonio handle your car service for a stress-free holiday season.