Let’s talk about your windshield wiper blades. While that topic may not be as interesting as others, think about how important your vision is. We work so hard to protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we typically purchase the products that allow us to see. Well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive.
Wiper blades are a safety item. We need to maintain that safety and not just respond when our wiper blades fail. How many times have you been caught off-guard by the first storm of the season with a streaky windshield you can barely see out of? Or with no washer fluid.
Wiper blades live outside the vehicle, exposed to ice and cold in the winter and sun and heat in the summer. It’s no wonder why they get dry, brittle, and torn. And did you know that torn wipers can scratch a windshield!
We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year – before they’re so damaged that they don’t work. Maybe consider replacing them during one of your spring and fall oil changes. That way you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done and your local NAPA AutoCare Center can help with that.
When it comes to wiper blades, it’s important to think of it as maintaining this safety component by replacing your blades before they fail. That’ll keep you seeing clearly in all conditions.
And Hey! Don’t forget your rear wiper.