Spring rain is on its way to Florida. To maximize your visibility and stay safe on the road, it’s essential to have well-maintained windshield wipers. Here’s a look at the signs that it’s time to replace your vehicle’s wiper blades.
A good set of windshield wipers should be relatively quiet. If they’re damaged, they’ll squeak, stutter, stall, or vibrate when in use.
Worn-out wipers will leave grimy streaks on the glass, limiting your visibility. They may also fail to clear away water in those spots.
Check your service records
Even if your car’s wiper blades aren’t showing these signs, it’s a good idea to consider the last time they were changed. Florida’s intense sun and precipitation can cause wiper blades to wear out more quickly than the typically recommended service interval suggests.
Helping wiper blades last longer
To get more service out of your car’s windshield wipers, consider these pointers. If you’ve got tough debris, like dried-on dead bugs or bird droppings, consider scrubbing them off with a squeegee instead of using the wipers. And to protect the rubber or silicone wipers from dry rotting, park in the garage or in the shade.
Need help getting your vehicle ready for inclement weather? Bring it in for a checkup at Greenwood Chevrolet in Ft. Meade, Florida.