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When to replace wiper blades

How do you know when to replace wiper blades? Here are some tips on when to replace wiper blades. A wiper blade is nothing but a squeegee that wipes water, snow, ice, mud and slop off your windshield viewing area. Just like tires, they’re a wear item that isn’t intended to last the life of the vehicle. The plastic, metal and rubber components degrade over time due to UV exposure from the sun, salt water and road grit. So your wiper blades can wear out even if you rarely get … Read More

When to replace wiper blades

Replace wiper blades Wiper blades don’t last forever and you don’t want to be driving with worn wiper blades in rainy weather or winter. So I’ll give you some tips on when to replace wiper blades and which types to buy. When to replace wiper blades Wiper blades last 6 months to one year, depending on how often you use them, the amount of dust and dirt in your area and the quality of the blade you install. Replace wiper blades in the Fall before winter arrives so you’ll have … Read More


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