We're going to talk about windshield wiper blades today. Now that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is. If we need contacts or glasses, we take care of them. And, well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive.
We really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety - not just responding when our wiper blades fail. How many time have you been caught off-guard by the first storm of the season with a streaky windshield that you can barely see out of? Or even with no washer fluid to clean off your windshield?
Wiper blades live outside the vehicle, exposed to heat and sun in the summer and cold and ice in the winter. It's no wonder that they get dry, brittle and torn.
We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year - before they are so damaged that they don't work properly. If you replace them in one of your spring and fall oil changes, you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done.
We live in an area where weather and temperature conditions can change fast. So, it is important to make sure that your wiper blades are able to keep up.
There are special wiper material compounds, blade designs and wiper arms that really improve your vision in adverse conditions. There are even special winter blades that don't get all clogged up with ice and snow. Along with those, there is also a special windshield treatment that repels rain, sleet and snow as you drive. Having an increased visibility can improve your driving response time.
When it comes to wiper blades, it is important to think of it as maintaining this safety component by replacing your blades before they fail. That will keep you seeing clearly in all conditions.
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