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Improve Safety by Having Proper Windshield Wipers

by | May 6, 2016 | Road Trips, Safe Driving Tips, Vehicle Safety Inspections, windshield wipers









All modern vehicles are equipped with a thick windshield that will protect drivers from the elements. A windshield is made of glass, so it is not impermeable to damage. Sometimes, other drivers can kick up debris or fragments of the road that can cause damage to the windshield. If your windshield cracks or splinters, it is important to repair this damage immediately, as a single crack can be easily replaced, but one crack weakens the entire pane of glass. If your windshield is shattered, the cost of repair or the replacement cost will be much more than the cost to fix a single crack.


One of the easiest types of vehicle maintenance to perform is checking your windshield wipers and windshield wiper fluid. By taking a few minutes to inspect this, you can improve your safety significantly. Making sure there is enough fluid is important because it can clean the windshield for you. If road grime or dirt collect on the windshield, the washer fluid is important to have it removed. If you notice that the windshield wipers are chattering or skipping when they operate, make sure to have them replaced.


Driving in the rain can be difficult, but driving with poor visibility is almost impossible. Driving in rain can dramatically reduce visibility if your windshield wipers are not maintained and replaced regularly. Windshield wipers are made of a combination of metal and rubber. The rubber that is designed to whisk water away can deteriorate over time. Having the windshield wipers replaced when it is recommended can help them to clean the windshield effectively. This can improve your safety and visibility when you drive. When you inspect the windshield wipers, you can have a better driving experience.