Have you ever wondered how often you should be replacing your windshield wiper blades? Many wiper blade manufacturers recommend replacement to happen every 6 months to a year, although the truth is you need to consider the conditions your car encounters everyday.
If you live in a location where temperature is cooler year round with not a lot of rain, your windshield wiper blades could probably last up to two years. However, if you use your wiper blades frequently, live in areas with high temperatures or you tend to park your vehicle outside, you may want to consider replacing your wiper blades sooner.
Another thing, if you have wiper blades attached to the front and to the rear of your vehicle, you may want to consider replacing the front windshield wiper blades more frequently than the back since they are used more often. However, depending on where you park your car on a daily basis, the back window wiper blades may get more direct sun and heat. Because of this reason, you may want to consider replacing your front and rear wiper blades at the same time.
The best way to figure out if you need to change your wiper blades is to test them. You don’t want to risk having worn out blades and compromise your road visibility. . When your wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surfaces of your vehicle — either front or back — they will begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear, or streak. Worn out wiper blades reduce driving visibility, posing as a real threat to your road safety. When you come to Miracle Body and Paint for scheduled maintenance, we can check your wiper blades to see if they are in good working order. Our priority’s always been to keep you safe while you’re out on the road. Wiper blades are really just low cost feature on your vehicle, but they can contribute to your overall road safety. Be smart and change your wiper blades before you lose your road visibility.
Conveniently located in San Antonio, Texas, Miracle Body and Paint is delighted to help not only to make your vehicle safe, but look fabulous again. Contact us today for an appointment.