When Do I need to Change my Windshield Wipers?

Your windshield wipers are a key safety component for every vehicle. Most people think of seat belts and air bags as the safety mechanisms essential to the vehicle, and they are. But properly functioning windshield wipers are also integral to a safe driving experience. The rubber and overall mechanism can break down over time. That makes it important to regularly check your windshield wipers and replace them every so often.

Here are a few indications that your windshield wipers are wearing out:

  • Your windshield wipers skip across your windshield without making a firm connection with the glass. The rubber on the wipers is most likely wearing off and cannot make a firm seal with the windshield.
  • The windshield wipers stutter across the windshield. The wipers do not make a solid connection to the windshield because the wiper rubber is wearing down.
  • Your windshield wipers leave large streaks of water across the windshield. Without a tight seal with the windshield, the wipers will not be able to push away the water as well as possible.

Replacing your windshield is an easy fix that greatly improves your safety on the road. Hot summer driving and freezing winter conditions can both wear out your wipers. Mix a windshield wiper check into your other car maintenance to-do list to make sure that you are driving safe during rainy conditions.


Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop located in the greater Buffalo & Rochester, NY areas. Contact us online or at (800) 900-1505 to schedule windshield repair or replacement services today.

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