How often should you replace your windshield wiper blades?
Wiper blades are sometimes overlooked or neglected. But throughout the year dirt and debris such as mud, insects and sand can build up on your windshield and cause damage to your wiper blades. They are an essential part of road safety and without effective wiper blades, you could be in danger of not seeing a road obstruction in front of you.
Wiper blades form a part of the car that gets wear and tear. They are designed to be lightweight and are precisely engineered. With this comes their delicate operation. With the wiper blade cracking and losing their flexibility over time. Remember to renew or replace your wiper blades when this starts happening, as damage to your windscreen can occur. But how often do they need to be replaced?
How often should wiper blades be changed?
The general rule is if you use them more, you should replace them regularly. If you live in a rainy or snowy climate, then replace them every 12 months. Otherwise give a visual inspection every few weeks to see if your wiper blades are dry and cracked. Or if the rubber is tearing away from the base, these are good indications that your wiper blades need replacing or renewing.
Which blades do I need for my vehicle?
It’s vital that the correct wiper blades are used. Usually this is down to size and type of blade. Driver and passenger side are often different sizes, with the rear windscreen requiring a different size too. The size you need for your vehicle should be found in your owner’s manual, online or by looking at the markings on your existing wiper blades.
Check the rear blades too
It’s recommended to replace both driver and passenger side windscreen wipers at the same time. As both wiper blades will be functioning the same way and remove the excess dirt or water from the windscreen effectively. Don’t forget to check the rear wiper blade too. Rear wipers can break down over time as they are used less often than the fronts.
Are there alternatives to replacing wiper blades?
Luckily there is. With the Wiper Blade SaverTM tool, your existing wiper blades can be renewed instead of replacing. Doing more for the environment, this patented tool uses a precisely engineered blade to remove a layer of rubber from the wiper blade tip.
Best of all, it fits to most wiper blades on the market. The kit comes with a small and large wiper blade tool that fits snug onto the shape of the wiper blade tip and renews the blade in one operation. Each tool can be used on multiple cars too and is ideal for households or dealerships that have multiple cars. Meaning they save you money too, as wiper blade replacement can cost upwards of $50.
If your wipers have seen better days, then use the Wiper Blade SaverTM tool. Visit our online store and add it to your basket. You can purchase from amazon too – head there for your eco-friendly wiper blade renewal tool!