Having properly working windshield wipers are essential to proper vehicle operation. The windshield wipers help to clear off your windshield if it is raining out. It can even clear off substances that seem to get stuck to it. This could be road grime or any insects that hit your vehicle. To help get the best visibility possible, make sure that you inspect the windshield wipers on a regular basis. This can help provide you with the visibility to see those around you, as well as anything that might be in the road. When checking the windshield wipers, make sure you know what size you need for your vehicle. Also make sure to check the windshield wiper fluid so it is at the maximum level. This is beneficial because the fluid can work with the wipers in order to remove any debris or grime that could be on the windshield of your vehicle.
If your windshield wipers are working but are not clearing the surface of the windshield like they typically do, it may be an indication that they need to be replaced. Another sign of poor windshield wipers is if they stop working altogether. At times the wiper motor can become corroded and get smothered in dirt, causing the system to not work efficiently. Replacing them is a simple process. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the vehicle and windshield wipers for you. If they need to be replaced we can also do that.
If you are experiencing issues with your windshield wipers, even after you replace the rubber stripping and look into the wiper motor, then the next step would be to purchase new windshield wiper blades altogether. Before you can replace your wiper blades, you are going to need to know the size in order to buy a new set that works properly. By referencing your owner’s manual you are able to find the size that is needed for your type of car. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can check the windshield wipers for you and advise you what type is needed.
Windshield wiper fluid is used to help clear debris off of the windshield while you are driving. Although windshield wiper fluid is extremely helpful when it comes to making your windshield nice and clean, it is also extremely toxic and can be very harmful if ingested. Just like all fluids, your wiper fluid will get low and will need to be filled every so often. The fluid is housed in a container under the hood and will be labeled with words or a symbol on the cap showing sprays of water. A dirty windshield can block your view and potentially lead to an accident if you are not careful. To keep your windshield clean, make sure your car always has a full supply of windshield wiper fluid as well as properly working windshield wiper blades. It is also recommended to bring your vehicle in so we can inspect it, as well as the windshield wipers for you if you are experiencing problems.