windshield wipers

December 5, 2017

Taking Care of the Windshield Wipers

      When you own a vehicle, you want it to be operating at top performance levels, as well as having the parts of the vehicle in the best condition possible. This should include inspecting the tires of the vehicle, fluid levels and oil, and also the windshield wipers. The windshield wipers are often forgotten about until they need to be used. This can cause problems because the wipers will help you see the road ahead of you and any vehicles, animals, or objects that might be in the way. With poor visibility, the chance for an accident increases.     The wipers should be checked regularly to ensure that the blades and arm are in efficient working condition. If you notice any wear or tear on the wipers, make sure to have them replaced as soon as possible. If the wipers make a noise when cleaning the windshield, or leave smear marks, it could indicate that they are wearing and will need to be replaced soon. The wipers will no long be able to clear the windshield efficiently, leading to impair visibility because it will not clean it completely.     Anytime that you notice something might be caught on the windshield, like a rock, chunk of ice, or other object, make sure to pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and remove it. If you continue to operate the windshield wipers with that stuck, you can wear out the wipers, as well as increase the chance you scratch the windshield. This can lead to an increased repair bill in the long run.     Also remember to fill up the reservoir with washer fluid. By doing so, you will have enough incase you need to use it to clean off the windshield when you drive. If you notice that you have to replace it often, it can indicate a leak for it. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. Having the best visibility possible is important for your safety, as well as those around you, so make sure to check the windshield wipers regularly this winter.  
September 20, 2017

Why the Windshield is an Important part of the Vehicle

  Visibility on the road is a crucial part of driving safe. The windshield is also important because it keeps out trash, leaves, and other debris from the road that would otherwise end up coming in your vehicle. Keeping your windshield free from cracks and dings, as well as making sure your wipers function properly can go a long way to prevent accidents and keep you safe on the road. Also make sure to inspect the wipers regularly. If you notice any rips or cracks, make sure to have them replaced as soon as possible. By following some simple windshield maintenance tips, you can help keep a clear view of the road, and improve the visibility when you drive.     Be sure to always have plenty of windshield washer fluid so there is not a chance of running out at an inopportune time when you are driving. A buildup of leaves, dirt, and other road debris can stick to the windshield as you drive. Using the wiper blades and washer fluid can help to clear it away, leaving a nice clean windshield for you to look out of. The washer fluid should always be filled up to the line indicated on the reservoir. This should be inspected on a regular basis, as well as before you travel on a road trip. It is also recommended that you bring along extra washer fluid, incase you run out at an inconvenient time.     Worn out and old wiper blades should be replaced when you first notice any wear on them. Also have them replaced if they start to chatter against the windshield of your vehicle. Worn wipers are not only ineffective, but they can also cause damage to the glass of the windshield. Do not use the wipers on a dry windshield, especially if the windshield wipers are worn. This is because it will scratch the glass as they operate. If the windshield becomes damaged, it will make it difficult to see out of as you drive. It is recommended that you replace the windshield wipers at least once a year.     If you notice any damage on the windshield, make sure to get it repaired as soon as you can. A small crack or ding in the windshield may impair your visibility when you are driving. Also, small chips and cracks can quickly turn into a much larger obstruction that distracts you from seeing clearly. Any damage to the windshield should be take care of immediately. Fixing a dent or small crack in the windshield will not only help you to see well as you drive, but it is also a lot less expensive than replacing the entire windshield. Being able to see the road clearly is an important factor in keeping you and your passengers safe as you drive.
July 25, 2017

Knowing When to Replace the Windshield Wipers

    When driving, one of the most important things is the visibility you have. This is to help you avoid an accident or hitting something. While it might be easy to opt for the lost cost windshield wipers and parts, this could end up costing you more in the future. Cheaper parts would have to be replaced more frequently. You would also run the risk that they wear out and do not provide you with the best visibility when they operate. Make sure to notice the signs that the windshield wipers could be going out.   The blades of a windshield wiper are important components that hold the wiper in place. Though drivers tend to pay very little attention to the blades in the windshield wipers, research shows that the more efficient the wipers are, the safer you are in the automobile. This is because of a clear and unobstructed field of vision. There are different factors that affect the performance and the shelf life of the blades. A few of them include the slope of the wiper, which makes blades more exposed to air and incoming moisture. Also the squeegee effect that is caused due to the spring tension in the blade arms, which can be prevented by using optimum windshield wiper fluid. The material of the blade and the claws that hold the blade and transmit pressure are important to inspect as well.   No matter where you live, it is important to replace your windshield wiper from time to time. It is recommended to change the windshield wipers at least once every six months. Typically, people will change them at the start of fall and at the beginning of spring. While you replace your windshield wipers, do not forget to buy the latest technology wipers that have wonderful performance and are branded. Bring the vehicle in, and we can recommend the right kind of windshield wiper.   Recommended checks in your vehicle include the levels of the windshield wiper fluid, windshield water pump and hoses, rear wiper equipments, front side and headlight wiper replacements, wiper motor efficiency, and others. It is always better to consult us and to perform a complete auto repair with the wiper replacements. This can help ensure that the parts are working efficiently and effectively so you can see well. Checking the windshield wipers will help to improve the visibility when you drive this summer.
February 2, 2017

Remember to Check the Windshield Washer Fluid

Windshield wiper fluid is a liquid that is used with the wiper blades to clean the windshield of your vehicle. This green mixture is housed under the hood of the vehicle and is pumped through a small hose that is attached to your wiper blades or at the base of the windshield on the hood. By pushing the button that is typically located on the lever that controls the wiper blades, the fluid is activated and provides you with a spot free windshield. By topping off the windshield wiper fluid, you can help improve the visibility when you drive.   The windshield wiper fluid is alcohol-based to prevent it from freezing in the cold winter months. Generally windshield wiper fluid contains about thirty to fifty percent methanol with very little detergent. Since windshield wiper fluid contains poisonous ingredients that can be harmful, it is important that it is stored out of the reach of children and pets. Some fluids contain a de-icer, which helps get the frost and ice off your windshield in colder weather. While windshield wiper fluid is not necessary in the operation of your vehicle, it is recommended, as it can save you from a dangerous situation if your vision through your windshield becomes impaired.   When you check the windshield washer fluid, also remember to check the windshield wipers. When you check the wipers, make sure that the blades are in the best condition. This includes any signs of tears or rips that might be on the rubber of the blade. If the windshield wipers are vibrating or skipping when they operate, it may be time to purchase new ones. If you are unsure how often the windshield wipers will have to be replaced, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can then inspect the windshield wipers for you. We can also check the condition they are in at any time. If the wipers need to be replaced, it can also be done when you bring the vehicle in.   Windshield wiper fluid cannot go bad, but it is good to check it regularly to make sure it is filled and is not dirty or leaking. If your wipers are not fully wiping the area clean and are leaving smears, it might be more than just a problem with your windshield wiper fluid. It may signify that your windshield wipers or inserts need to be replaced. If your blades look corroded or if they are falling apart then it is probably time to consider purchasing a new set. By performing routine checkups on your vehicles wipers and fluid you catch problems more quickly and make your driving time on the road much safer. If you notice an issue with your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.