Your windshield wipers are one of the easiest pieces of equipment to replace on your car. You also depend on them to maintain visibility and to ensure you’re able to see the roads when the weather turns. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the middle of a storm and your windshield wipers are not working. At Brown’s Collision Center, we’re here to help assist you with all of this. We can replace the wipers for you if you’d like as well as assist you with other repair needs, but it’s always a good idea to understand basic quality care for your vehicle. So here’s what you need to know about when to replace your windshield wiper blades:
Difference in Visibility
The most obvious indication that you need to change your windshield wiper blades is when visibility declines. If your overall driver visibility begins to drop and you notice the blades are not moving water as they did when you first had them installed, then it’s time to replace them.
Give our team at Brown’s Collision a call today for information on the replacement of your wiper blades.
Physical Signs You Need To Replace The Wiper Blades
When it comes to quality care for your vehicle, you need to understand how to identify problems. With your wiper blades, you’ll notice some variation in how the blades function. If your windshield is left streaky and the blades are not moving all the water away, it means there isn’t a tight seal between the blades and the glass. This is a sign you need to replace your windshield wipers.
Skipping is a similar issue. The blade might bounce and skip on your glass. This again will occur when you don’t have a tight seal. One of the quality care signs you might not readily notice is squeaking. If your stereo is turned up, you might not hear the wiper blades squeaking about the glass. It’s always a good idea to take time and listen to your vehicle with the radio down. It’s difficult to perform quality care on your vehicle if you can’t hear its performance.
Damage to the Blades
Even if your windshield wiper blades are functioning fine, you might notice some damage to the blades. Quality care for your vehicle does require some basic inspections of the blades. You might notice the frame is broken, such as when the arm of the windshield wiper is not connecting or it has become disconnected. Corrosion on the blade is another sign that you need to replace the blades.
You should physically inspect the rubber of the squeegee as well (if you stop to wash your windshield at the gas station, this is as good a time as any). With quality care inspections of your vehicle, you’ll be able to spot cracks and missing areas of the windshield wiper blades. As long as you’re paying attention, you’ll know exactly when your blades need to be replaced.
Auto Quality Care Servicing
Here at Brown’s Collision Center, we’re here to do whatever we can to help you with your vehicle. Whether you have been in a fender bender, are interested in repairing old damage, or you have questions about the services we offer, our friendly customer service staff is just a phone call away. So feel free to give us at Brown’s Collision Center a call at your convenience.