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A Guide to Windshield Wipers

Worn blades make for a dirty windshield—replace your wiper blades today!

Windshield wipers aren’t considered a safety feature, but they do play a big part in driver safety.

It’s challenging to drive as safely as you want when you can’t see clearly. Dirt and grime buildup can reduce your visibility, so worn wipers could be a driving hazard. Replace your wipers for a clear view of the road.

Spotting the Signs

The general guideline for replacing windshield wipers is every six months or 6,000 miles—sometimes more often if you live in an area that experiences harsh weather conditions. Regardless, it’s time to replace your wiper blades if you notice any of the following:

Choosing a Blade

If one of your wipers gives you trouble, it’s best to replace both for peak performance. Some people might want to replace the refill—the rubber-wiping element—instead of the entire blade. But trying to maneuver the refill into the wiper assembly can be challenging. Buying an entire assembly is easier and costs only a bit more than buying refills.

You need to know the size your car needs. To locate this information, look in your owner’s manual, measure the blades yourself, or head to an automotive store and look up the size.

Once you find the right fit, you need to decide on a blade type:

Installing New Wipers

Replacing windshield wipers is fairly simple, but steps vary depending on your vehicle’s type of wiper. Your owner’s manual should walk you through. Once you’ve installed the blades, test them right away to ensure they work properly—that way you know they’ll function when you need them to.

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