How Often Do I Need to Replace My Vehicle's Windshield Wipers?

Moving into the fall season typically means an increase in rainfall, which can make driving a bit more difficult for most. One of the most important safety features during the rain is your vehicle's windshield wipers because they keep your visibility clear as you drive. If you've ever been stuck driving in the rain with faulty wipers, you understand just how dangerous it can be. The best way to stay safe during this season is to ensure that your wipers are working at their best. 

We often receive the question, how often do I need to replace my vehicle's windshield wipers? Many car owners don't realize that the windshield wipers actually have a very short lifespan due to the fact that they are constantly exposed to the exterior of your vehicle. Especially after a hot summer, the rubber blades on the wipers tend to wear down, dry out and become cracked and frayed which can eventually render them useless. This is why windshield wipers typically need to be replaced every 6 months to a year. We recommend having them replaced after the summer since the warm temperatures can dry them out. 

If your vehicle needs new windshield wipers, you will notice that: 

  • Your wipers skip over areas on the windshield
  • Water is smeared around when the wipers are turned on
  • The wipers make a chattering noise
  • The wipers appear stuck or are skidding on the windshield
  • Your visibility is impacted by the lack of effectiveness of your wipers
  • Your wipers appear to be dry, cracked, or fraying

As soon as you notice any of the warning lights listed above, we invite you to the experts here at Motorhaus. We can quickly get your wipers replaced and get you back on the road with a safe vehicle for the fall season. Give us a call or stop by today! 

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