Q & A: Wiper Blades

Question:
How often should I replace my wiper blades?

AutoPro in Worcester Answers:

Many drivers in and around Worcester wait until their wiper blades are falling apart and aren’t cleaning the windshield before replacing them. The problem with that is you’ll only know they aren’t working well when you need them the most – during a storm or when you have debris clinging on your windshield.

If you think about it, wipers are a safety feature in your vehicle. If you can’t see, you can’t drive safely. In fact, about 90% of your driving decisions are based on what you see. If your wipers aren’t able to clear your Worcester windshield, you may be putting you and your passengers at risk for an accident.

Plan on replacing your wiper blades regularly to ensure that they work when you need them. The frequency depends on how much you use your wipers – if you drive a lot, park your car in the sun, or use your wipers often, the wiper blade material will deteriorate more quickly. Wipers should be replaced at least once a year but some drivers will need to replace them multiple times through out the year, based on those factors.

 To help extend the life of your wiper blades, always scrape the windshield of any winter ice & snow before using your wipers; icy build up will shred your wiper blades - causing damage to your blades when you need them the most.

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209 Stafford St
WORCESTER, MA 01603
508.757.1297