As winter approaches, new challenges will arise for drivers. During the winter, snow becomes a real issue for visibility. Just because your current windshield wiper blades make do with the water, does not mean they will remove the snow properly. If your windshield wipers do not currently work even for the water, they will certainly not work for the snow. If you are unsure about the condition of the windshield wipers, make sure to contact us and we can inspect them for you.
Windshield Wiper Blade Options
When looking to get a new set of windshield wipers, there are several to choose from. Always make sure that they can fit your vehicle and remove the snow and grime efficiently. There are a few types of windshield wiper blades, and they are made of a variety of materials. However not are equal when it comes to the winter. The best types of windshield wiper replacements for the winter are known as contoured blades. These are blades that hug the windshield of your vehicle. This is important, as regular windshield wiper blades do not do this, and can potentially leave a lot of snow on your vehicle while you are driving. While it may seem small at first, the snow can accumulate quickly. Make sure to pick a size windshield wiper that fits your vehicle. This can ensure that they clean the windshield correctly, and your visibility can improve. If you are unsure what type or kind of windshield wipers are needed, bring the vehicle in and we can advise you on the options you have.
The Windshield Wiper Fluid should be Full
You may not use your windshield wiper fluid as much during the winter, but you will most likely use it in occurrences where grime and dirt has accumulated on the windshield. Overtime, dirt from the snow will cause the windshield to become dirty as well. This is an even bigger problem in the city, where dirty gets mixed with snow frequently due to the plow services and other drivers. You will want to make sure that when you change your windshield wiper blades, the windshield wiper fluid is filled and works. It is also recommended to carry extra windshield washer fluid in your vehicle, incase it runs out at an when you are driving.
Winter Tips to Maintain the Windshield Wipers
It is important to have good windshield wiper blades in the winter, and it is also important to use them properly and safely. The first way is to avoid driving in heavy weather. This means weather where snow is literally storming down. This can reduce visibility greatly even if you have great windshield wiper blades, as the snow falling will be much heavier and in far greater quantities. This is sometimes too much for the blades and the motors in the vehicle that run them are designed to handle. Always make sure to scrape off any ice on windshield before turning on your blades to clear. This will help avoid any damage to your blades. Also be sure to clear any ice from the blades themselves before driving. This can help you to have a pleasant driving experience, as well as good visibility.