Driving in the rain is definitely not something that many people enjoy. It can be difficult to see the road clearly and you need to drive slower and more carefully to avoid any potential accidents. Now imagine driving in the rain with faulty windshield wipers - it's not a pretty sight!
Windshield wipers are a vehicle component that is often forgotten about until it starts raining. So after a super dry and hot summer, your wipers can be completely dried out and you'll have no idea until you need them, and they don't work. So, how often do you need to replace your windshield wipers, and when is the best time to do it?
Windshield wipers actually only last between 6 months to a year. This is because they are made of rubber and are constantly exposed to the elements. If you've been parking in the direct sunlight the entire summer, chances are your wipers are dried out. If you take a look at them and they appear to be dry, frayed, or cracked, it's definitely time to replace them.
Wipers are relatively inexpensive and replacing them is a quick service that you'll thank yourself for later. Since it is officially the fall season, you can expect the rain to come soon and you'll want to be prepared. We recommend stopping by the professionals here at Avid Autowerx for a wiper replacement if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Water appears streaky or smears when turned on
- Chattering sounds
- Wipers skip over certain areas on your windshield
- Bent frames on the wipers
If you suspect that you need new windshield wipers, don't stress and come into our shop today!