Driving conditions are always more hazardous in inclement weather as rain and snow lower both visibility and traction substantially. Having a clear windshield is key for being able to drive safely, and windshield wipers are essential for keeping your vision clear. Any time your wipers do a poor job of neatly clearing your windshield, you know that they are overdue for a replacement. The upside is that replacing your windshield wipers only takes a few minutes and is an affordable fix to a potentially dangerous situation.
If you notice any of the following signs, you may need new wiper blades or a refill of your wiper blade fluid:
Never use your windshield wipers on an icy windshield. This can damage your wiper blades by scratching the blades on the ice. Scratches on the blades will cause a streaky, uneven swipe across your windshield while in use, which can be distracting while driving.
We recommend replacing your wiper blades at least once a year, and any time they begin to show signs of wear, so you will be well prepared for any nasty weather.