Tips to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last Longer

Windshield Wipers are an exposed vehicle component, which makes them more susceptible to heat and other factors. Due to this reason, the wipers only last about 12-18 months, depending on the weather and how often you park your vehicle under the sun. It is so important that your vehicles wipers are always in good condition, because they are vital when you need to see clearly, whether it's raining, or you need them to clear dirt.

How do you know when windshield wipers need to be replaced? A good rule of thumb is to replace them when you start noticing that the wipers are streaking, skipping, or smearing. Additionally, if you look at the wipers and they appear frayed or dry, it's time to replace them.

If you notice that your wipers are bad and it's only been a short amount of time since you last replaced them, keep in mind the following tips on how to make your windshield wipers last longer.

  • Lift your blades in freezing temperatures to avoid them from freezing up against your windshield
  • Try to park your vehicle in the shade and out of direct sunlight
  • Clean your wiper blades with wiper fluid regularly
  • Don't operate your wipers dry
  • Keep your windshield clean

  • Windshield wipers are inexpensive to replace, so don't worry if you find yourself needing new wipers. If you need help installing them, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle into Trinity Auto Haus for fast and friendly service today!

    Written by Trinity Auto Haus