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When Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers?

It is getting rainy here in Issaquah, WA, and there isn’t a better time than any to take a look at your wiper blades! We can only imagine the headache of driving on a cold rainy day only to see the rubber from the wiper blade peeling off. We have composed a few helpful reminders to extend the life of your wiper blades during this wet time of the year. If you stay proactive, you could also save yourself a few extra dollars on replacement costs.

Here are a few tips to promote the longevity of your wiper blades:

 

1. Wash your car! A clean vehicle keeps dirt, mud, and grime from building up on your wiper blades, which can cause wear and tear. Try keeping your windshield clean without using the wiper blade and fluid to dust off bugs and dirt.

2. There is not much snow in Issaquah, but if you encounter some, try not to use your wiper blades to remove it. Snow can be abrasive to the rubber and cause small tears. When in doubt, try using a scrapper to de-ice your windows.

3. On those sunny Spring days, it is best to park in shaded areas to avoid the sun beaming down on the blades. Parking in a shady area is a small step that makes a huge difference.

With the current rainy season, wiper blade maintenance is vital to ensure you reach your driving destination safely. Worn wiper blades can shed powder of rubber that can collect on your windshield. The shedding can cause a build-up that causes the rubber to stick and become ineffective.

If it is that time to replace your windshield wiper blades, do not hesitate to stop by Autoworks of Issaquah in Issaquah, WA. Our ASE Certified technicians are experienced and thoroughly trained on standard maintenance services. While you wait, our waiting area has magazines and warm coffee to keep you warm during these chilly, rainy days.

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