In Ottawa, it seems like rain can arrive with a snap of your fingers. A few drips on your windshield turn into a fierce downpour. Without fear, you turn on your windshield wipers.
Instead of clearing your windshield, the wipers squeak loudly, leave smudges, and miss spots altogether..
We’ve all experienced something along these lines when it comes to windshield wipers. After a while, your wipers wear out. Not changing your windshield wipers can cause future damage to your windshield and can affect your driving safety.
How Long Do Wipers Last?
Whether you’re using windshield wipers crafted from twigs and sponges or using the “Cadillac” of wipers, they all deteriorate. So, when should you replace them?
A good rule of thumb is to change your windshield wipers at least once a year and examine them once every 6 months. Keep in mind, harsh weather conditions can come into account when evaluating your wipers durability..
Examining Your Windshield Wipers
When examining your wipers, there are a few key factors to consider. One is if the rubber edge looks jagged, chipped or peeling off.
Another is if the windshield wiper blade is warped or crooked and isn’t able to fully connect with the windshield.
Finally, inspect the movement of your wipers and check for rusting.
If any of these issues arise during your inspection, it’s time to replace your windshield wipers
Dangers of Not Replacing Your Windshield Wipers
Apart from the obvious, like rain smudging and streaks on your windshield, damage can occur to your windshield if your wipers are not replaced regularly. .
The main damage that can arise focuses on the rubber blade. Under the rubber edge, there’s a metal plate. When not properly protected, it can cause serious damage to your windshield.
First, it’ll start with windshield scratches. These scratches can cause irritating light reflections, which distort your vision. Then, those scratches can eventually lead to cracks on your windshield.
A Safer Driving Experience
If you are experiencing trouble with your windshield wipers, hopefully this will help you decide whether or not you need to replace your windshield wipers.
If you’re fed up with windshield wipers alone, we provide Aquapel Glass Treatment, an effective treatment for windshield protection. It works as a rain repellent that reduces glare and provides clearer vision.
If you’ve experienced any windshield damage due your windshield wipers or if you’re experiencing any other car related problems, our team of experts can help you with any repairs you need.
It’s important to take care of your windshield wipers and ultimately, your car. Because it all comes down to maintaining a safe driving experience.