How to Know When to Replace Your Windshield Wipers

How to Know When to Replace Your Windshield Wipers

Windshield wiper blades seem like such a small and insignificant part of maintaining a vehicle, but they actually play a big part in vehicle visibility and safety. That’s why it’s important to replace your windshield wipers regularly—but how do you know when to go about swapping out your wipers for a new pair?

It’s Been Six Months

This is a good rule of thumb, but it’s not a hard-and-fast rule; more often than not, it depends on the weather in your particular location. Places with more rain and snow will have a higher turnover rate for wipers than dry climates.

They Make Noise

Squeaky, chattering windshield wipers usually need to be replaced. This could be caused by things like worn-down wiper edges or corroding metal in the arm of the blade.

Your Windshield Is Streaky

A big indicator that you’ll need to swap your wiper blades soon is streaking or otherwise reduced visibility. If it’s raining and your wipers aren’t working as well as they used to, you probably need a new pair.

There’s Damage

If your wipers pass the test in all other regards, make sure you still inspect them for any cracks, tears, a broken frame, or any other damage.

If you need to replace your windshield wipers, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us here at Wright Nissan. Our trained service professionals can help you through the process.

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