Question: When should I replace my windshield wipers?
Express Car Care Answer: Well, most Denver drivers wait until they fail. The problem with that is that you find out they have failed when you actually need them the most – than it’s a little too late.
Wiper blades are really a safety system for Denver drivers. As you can imagine, 90% of our driving decisions are based on what we see. If you can’t see well because your wipers can’t clear your windshield, your ability to make good decisions and drive safely is significantly impaired.
So the simple answer – Denver drivers should change their windshield wipers if they don’t work well, but replace them before they go bad so they are always ready when that unexpected storm hits. For some drivers, once a year may be enough. For others, those who drive a lot, or their wipers are exposed to a lot of sun or they use them more often, replacing the blades a couple of times a year might be a better plan.
There are several types of wiper blades. The conventional blade is the base model. On the other end of the spectrum are beam blades. These have a solid beam that provides uniform pressure over the entire wiper surface for better contact with the windshield. There are also hybrid blades that are a combination of the conventional and beam blades.
Upgraded wiper blades last longer and provide a cleaner wipe. Drivers can always upgrade but should never go with a lower grade blade than what was installed on your vehicle from the factory.
Finally, there are special winter blades. The special design of winter wiper blades resists snow and ice build-up in the blade.
Remember, using your windshield wipers on an icy windshield will tear them up. Scrape your windshield before running your wipers.
Your knowledgeable Express Car Care service adviser can give you wiper blade options and help you select what’s best for you and your vehicle.
Are you tired of visiting the auto dealers and chain stores for your automotive needs, where you are nothing more than a number? Looking for that honest and friendly customer service you can usually only find in a small town? Look no further – that’s why we created Express Car Care Denver. Some of our services include no wait Oil Change - Brakes Service - Clutches - Tune-Ups but we provide additional services for your car, just stop by and let us take a look.
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