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Inspecting the Windshield Wiper on your Vehicle

by | Sep 18, 2014 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance, Vehicle Safety Inspections

To help keep your vehicle maintained and performing properly, it is important to inspect it on a regular basis. This is beneficial because you can make sure that all parts and components are working properly and the way that they should be. If you ever notice anything out of the norm between visits, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can so we can inspect the vehicle for you. One part to remember to inspect is the windshield wipers. This can help improve your visibility as you drive. Having properly working windshield wipers can also increase your safety when you drive.

Improving the Safety when you Drive

Having the vehicle be as safe as possible is important for you and your passengers. Vehicles also require additional expenses such as automobile insurance and fuel. With all of these expenses, vehicle maintenance sometimes takes a back seat to other costs. However, vehicle maintenance can improve your vehicle’s safety and extend the life of your vehicle. 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. Having windshield wipers that work correctly will help clear off the windshield more efficiently.

What the Purpose of the Windshield is

All modern vehicles are equipped with a thick and well designed 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. A single crack in a windshield 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.

Windshield Wipers should be Inspected

Your windshield is equipped with specially designed wipers, which can be used to remove water from the surface of the glass. 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. By inspecting your vehicle regularly, you can get back to having a pleasant driving experience.