How to Know When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

Wiper blades wear out over time, and they need regular replacement as they degrade. If you live in an area with heavy snowfall and salt on the road or even heavy rain, then it stands to reason that your wiper blades will break down faster. Even hot temperatures and ocean spray can affect the rubber on your wiper blades.

That’s why you need to make a windshield wiper replacement schedule that works for your specific conditions. It might seem fine to change them twice a year, but you may need to make a more consistent investment based on circumstances.  Mavis Tires and Brakes can easily help assess your wiper blades and replace them when needed.

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Regular Inspections Save You Money

Make sure you inspect your wiper blades regularly. Check that the rubber hasn't broken down, and you've got an even, sharp edge to the blade. Look for cracks and other signs of wear and tear. These signs may indicate the need for a new set of wiper blades.

A routine inspection now and again can also reveal problems with the wipers themselves. They can range from a broken strut right through to a stiff wiper blade socket. These are easy fixes, but if you don't take care of them, they’ll only get worse.

You should also look out for streaks. When you see streaks, it means that you don't have an even point of contact on the glass. That might not seem like a big deal, but the combination of streaks of uncleared, dirty water and a low-hanging sun can be a detriment to clear vision.

Replace Your Wiper Blades with Mavis

The wiper blades that come with your car may not always be the best fit based on your particular climate. You can upgrade your original wiper blades with ones that are far more effective, and even treat your windscreen with a hydrophobic coating for the best results.

When you know what to look for it’s easy to tell when it’s time to replace your windshield wipers. Do you think you might need new wiper blades? Then drop into your local Mavis and let our experts take a look! Our team of pros will help you see clearly no matter where you are on the road.