You should really think about wipers as part of your cars important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety – not just responding 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 are exposed to heat and sun, cold and ice. It’s no wonder that they get dry, brittle and torn. Here is an important tip, never use your wipers to remove frost, snow or ice! This will not only damage the blade, but the wiper arms and transmission as well – causing costly repairs. Now is a good time to verify that you have an ice scraper and snow brush in your car. Why not splurge and get a scraper that has a built in, cozy hand mitt?
We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year – before they’re so damaged that they don’t work. If you replace them at your spring and fall oil changes, you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done.
As part of our “Old-Fashioned, Personal Service, we clean your windshield and apply a special windshield treatment that repels rain, sleet and snow as you drive. We will also top off your windshield washer fluid. The increased visibility can improve your driving response time.
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.