Visibility is important when you drive, and a way to achieve this is to make sure you have the most efficient wipers you can on the vehicle. The windshield wipers should be inspected regularly, and replaced when needed. To help keep the windshield clear and streak-free, the rubber blades need to be free of cracks or cuts. The rubber on the blades also should flex to follow the curved contour of the glass. If the blades are exposed to the sun long term, it may cause the wiper blades to harden and crack. Using the windshield wipers often may also cause them to wear out. It is always important to replace them as soon as possible if you start noticing an issue for them.
It is important to keep the windshield washer fluid reservoir full at all times. It is especially important to do so during the winter months. Also, make sure to use a de-icing washer fluid to prevent it from freezing when the temperatures get colder. Since the washer fluid is relatively inexpensive, it is a good idea to keep a couple of extra gallons on hand. This way you can make sure the visibility is the best it can be incase you need to refill the reservoir and there is not a store nearby.
If you notice that the windshield wipers are streaking, chattering, or vibrating across the windshield, these could all be signs that new windshield wipers will be needed soon. With time, your visibility of the road ahead can be impaired, making it harder to see and drive. Objects on the road like other cars, animals, or objects may be hidden from the grime and streaks the blades may leave behind. If you notice that the windshield wipers do this often, schedule and appointment so we can change the windshield wipers for you.