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When should you replace your windshield wipers?

When should you replace your windshield wipers?

New wiper blades? It feels like they were just replaced! Spring showers are certainly here and you may be noticing that the wipers on your car are not up to the task. Windshield wiper blades generally last for 6 months to a year. Signs that it is time for new wiper blades: Do your wiper blades make that horrible chatter as they travel across the glass? Are there spots on the glass that are not being cleaned? Is the edge of the rubber blade falling off? Do the blades smear the glass during their travelIs the glass streaky after being cleaned?Is the frame of the blade bent or damaged?  These are all signs that the wiper blades on your car are due to be replaced. Don't forget the rear windshield wiper while your at it, the forgotten rear wiper can deteriorate and damage the glass causing a minor $20 issue to turn into a major issue costing hundreds of d ... read more

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How often to Change Wiper Blades

How often to Change Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades usually last about 12 months depending on how heavily they are used and how clean your windshield is! Wiper blades are a necessary evil, no matter what it will rain eventually. Springtime in the northeast brings more wet weather than usual. A sure sign of needing new wiper blades is that horrendous sound of the blades chattering across the glass in misty rain. This happens because the rubber is no longer supple and is not turning over when the wiper blade changes direction. The only cure for this is new wiper blades. You may also notice stealing or missed spots on the glass from worn-out wiper blades.    Wiper blade installation can be a straightforward task. Be very careful not to allow the wiper arm to strike the glass. If you are unfamiliar or not interested in replacing your wiper blades feel free to stop by. We do not charge to install new windshield wiper blades.  How can I make my wipers last longer? The best way to improve the lifespan o ... read more

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