Don’t Wait to Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

You might not realize it, but your windshield wipers take a beating from Mother Nature every season. Snow, rain, sleet, hail and debris can cause the rubber on your wipers to degrade, spelling serious danger for your car.

At Auto Glass Fitters, we want to make sure that all our customers are safe on the road. We encourage you not to wait when it comes to changing your windshield wipers!

Summer is right around the corner, and if you haven’t changed your wipers after the winter weather wreaked its havoc, now is the right time to schedule your appointment. Think about it; all winter, your windshield wiper blades are used to scrape through freezing rain and ice on your car. This can cause splits in the rubber that are detrimental to the water-repelling ability of your wiper, resulting in a windshield wiper that doesn’t give a good, clean swipe.

If the winter was particularly rough on your wipers, you might even see the rubber detach completely from the rest of the plastic arm, effectively rendering your wipers useless. Next to winter, the toughest season on your windshield wipers is summer; the humidity and high temperatures can dry out the rubber on your wiper blades, causing it to crack or split. If you haven’t changed yours yet, don’t wait another day.

If you tend to forget that your windshield wipers need to be changed, you’re not alone; even the most diligent of car owners can be unsure of how often they need to change their wipers. Because weather conditions — the leading factor that contributes to wiper decay — can change on a daily basis, our experts at Auto Glass Fitters urge you to examine your windshield wiper blades frequently. If you see fraying rubber or if you can easily peel the rubber off the arm of the wiper, it’s time to replace your wiper blades.