Featured Image

Pay Attention to Your Windshield Wipers to Get the Most Out of Them

How Can Windshield Wipers Last Longer?

There is no denying how incredible modern vehicle safety technology is. However, there is nothing on the market right now that is better than an alert driver paying close attention to what is happening around them while behind the wheel. The most crucial tool to help drivers monitor the area is a clean and clear windshield. All of that is to say windshield wiper blades are incredibly important, and we all need to pay more attention to them. Let’s take a closer look at some tips to help your windshield wipers last longer.

READ MORE: Watch Out For Rust Damage

Basic Maintenance Needs

The rubber windshield wiper blade is the most critical piece of the entire unit. While they are designed to deal with the elements, they still need a little bit of care to remain appropriately soft and pliant. Regularly treating the rubber blades with glass cleaner on a sponge or shop rag will go a long way toward extending their lifecycle. 

Use the Right Blades for the Season

Not every set of windshield wiper blades is designed to handle the same conditions. Winter weather requires a different product to handle ice and snow. However, using winter-ready wiper blades during the hot, dry summer months will cause them to break down faster and waste money. Conversely, using wiper blades designed for summer conditions won’t last long in the winter.

Replace on Time

The cost of replacing windshield wipers should be factored into your vehicle maintenance budget. Not only do the wiper blades begin to break down after a few months of use, you need to make sure they are appropriate for the season, as we mentioned earlier. Replacing your blades every six months or so should keep your windshield as clean as necessary.

Seasonal Wiper Fluid

Another important consideration is employing the right windshield wiper fluid. It’s important to use a solution that will resist freezing at extreme temperatures. Having a washer reservoir frozen up could cause the small pumps to burn out, leading to expensive repairs. 

If you need to move on from your current vehicle, make an appointment with a Davey Auto Sales product expert today. We can help you meet your family’s changing needs and work within your budget.

Oct 12nd, 2023