Wiper Blades – Car Service New Orleans

Wiper Blades:   Optimum Wiper Blade Performance and Driving Visibility

The wiper blades or the windscreen wiper is the often the most neglected part of your car. Did you know that you are legally supposed to have a windshield wiper installed in your car? You need to change them at least once in a year, say experts from the automobile industry.

Don’t wait until the rubber part of your windshield wiper gets worn out, ripped, or starts hanging off the wiper. You can have the chances of having a blurred vision and difficulty in driving through sleet, rain, or snow if you continue to use damaged windshield wipers. It would be better to get the wipers repaired or replaced before you meet with an accident for the simple reason that major driving decisions depend on high-quality vision and clean windshield.

That is the reason why the blades need to be checked on a regular basis. This makes it imperative that you never compromise on the quality of wipers when you replace them and make sure they provide optimum coverage and adherence to the windshield.

There could be many external entities that diminish the ability of your wiper blades to keep your view clear. For instance ozone, dust particles, contaminants in the air, dirt, oil, and even sunlight can reduce obstruct the view.  In fact being exposed to sunlight and ozone can further cause the wiper blades to depreciate.

Weather also has a vital role to play when it comes to your windshield wiper blades’ life. The rubber in the wiper blades can become hard and brittle due to freezing temperature causing them fracture or rip apart. On the other hand hot weather can warp the rubber preventing windshield to be wiped really clean.

Also you should be careful not to be heavy on the wipers since abrasives, bug juice and grime from the road could slowly wear away its cutting edge.  The flat surface is needed for a good squeaky effect.

A few important things you could keep in mind while maintaining your wiper blade to improve its performance would be to make sure you replace the wiper blades twice a year or every 6,000 miles.

There are a few tips you can follow when replacing your windshield wipers:

  1. The cheapest option is to replace the refills (squeegees) that are the rubber wiping components installed into the vertebrae.
  2. Though a little costly, you can replace the blades, i.e. the complete assembly composed of the metal frame and the refill. This will improve the windshield contact and consequently its wiping efficiency.

New Orleans Auto Repair also known as C.A.R.S has been handling New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and Harahan automotive and car care needs since 1981. Voted best car care service in Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish.

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