"When should I change my Wiper Blades?"


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Depending on the following your Wiper Blades should be replaced every 6 months to a year.

Remember some factors that may cause your Wiper Blades to deteriorate are as follows:

Intense Sun as in Florida the ultraviolet light and ozone deterioration.

Oil, when you use car wax and exhaust that can deteriorate the rubber in the wiper blades.

Also, in everyday driving Sand, mud and dust carried in the wind can wreak havoc with your Wiper Blades also salt water and acid rain are two culprits.


When checking your Wiper Blades here are some things to look at:


  • Broken frame – detachment of frame arms at joints or connection points.
  • Metal Corrosion – especially at joints and claws.
  • Visible cracks, tears, and missing pieces in the rubber squeegee’s edge.
  • Flex rubber squeegee back and forth to see if it is still flexible. Aged squeegees will have difficulty conforming to the shape of your windshield and create streaks.
  • Check squeegee wiping edge for rounded edges which can prevent the wiper blade from making strong contact with the windshield and reduces wipe quality.
  • Tug to ensure wiper blade has been securely installed on the wiper arm.
  • Check that squeegee is secure in the wiper frame.

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