January 20, 2017
Your windshield wipers are probably not something you think about very often. However, when you are caught in a rainstorm while driving, you depend on them to keep your windshield clear and improve your visibility of the road. If you have damaged or cracked wiper blades, they quickly become ineffective and can even scratch your glass. So it is important to check your wiper blades and replace them when necessary to ensure that you always have a clear view of the road.
Taking care of your wipers is easy, all you need to do is take a wet cloth and run it along the edge of the blade. This will remove, dust, dirt, and grime that can build up over time and washing it away will allow your wipers to work more efficiently and last longer. This is also a good time to inspect your blades for areas that look cracked or worn.
Most of us have had the experience of turning on our wipers only to find that part of the rubber is peeling away. You might even hear a screeching sound as the damage parts drag across your windshield. When this happens, you could be scratching or otherwise damaging your windshield. This is why it is so essential to inspect your wipers for damage and replace them every six months.
Visibility is a key component of safe driving and you need to be ready when a rainstorm occurs. Check your blades now. Replace them if necessary. It is one of the easiest and most affordable ways that you can improve the safety of your vehicle.
Trico offers a broad array of wiper blades and beams, so to make sure your view of the road is as clear as it can be, be sure to check out our full range. Also, remember to use an ammonia free windscreen washer additive to remove bugs and road grime, whilst lubricating and extending the life of your wipers.