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Prepare for Heavy Rains by Getting Your Windshield Wiper Blades Replaced

Windshield Wipers

It’s an El Niño year, and the NOAA predicted that it would be a strong one. Here in the Bay Area, that can mean above average rainfall and heavier storms.

In conditions like that, anything you can do to improve your visibility is a plus. Between heavy use in the rainy season and baking heat in the summer, wiper blades can become worn and cracked.

Do you feel like you can’t see as well as usual during heavy rains? It could be time to get your windshield wipers changed.

How Can You Tell It’s Time to Replace the Windshield Wipers?

You should check your windshield wipers for wear at least every three to four months. Look for any of the following:
  • brittleness
  • fraying
  • tearing
  • missing edges
  • stiffness
You can also experience streaking or blurring when the windshield wipers are on, as well as blades that pull away from your window instead of moving smoothly over the glass. All of this cuts down on your visibility, making it more dangerous to drive during the winter season’s heavier storms.

Get Your Wipers Replaced Today

The good news is that, if you have time to change the oil in your car, you have time to get your wiper blades replaced at the same time. Your blades should be replaced at least every six months to a year, depending on use and wear. And, our technicians can get this done for you while you are getting the oil changed in your car.

By timing your wiper replacements to sync with other regular car maintenance like oil changes, you make it easier to remember. And, that means that you are always driving your car in the most comfortable and safest conditions, no matter what the weather outside.