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The Importance of Good Working Windshield Wiper Blades

Posted on January 11, 2017 by AgentInsure Do you ever think about how long your windshield wiper blades should last or how important it is to replace them?

It’s easy to forget about them in good weather, but they quickly become crucial when you need them. They are there to remove snow, rain, dirt, or other things that may impair your vision with a push of a button, so don’t overlook them.

Windshield wiper blades are one of the most durable parts of your vehicle. They endure extreme hot and cold temperatures outside the cover of the car. They may sit for extended periods of time without use and then be needed for hours on end. Yet, they are made of thin, flexible rubber. Over time, they will lose flexibility, crack, split, or even shred apart and come loose from the wiper arm. These issues can lead to poor visibility and damage to the glass.

Experts recommend changing the blades every 6 to 12 months depending on the material the blades are made of and the weather conditions where you live. Regular rubber blades have the shortest lifespan, halogen-hardened blades last longer, and silicone blades have the longest lifespan. You’ll know when they need replacing if they leave areas that are clearly not wiped or if they squeak or chatter during use.


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