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How often do windshield wipers need to be replaced?

Windshield wipers are an important part of a car. Not only do they wipe away rain and water, they also wipe away dirt. You'll find lots of varying answers on the internet, but here are the straightforward answers you've been looking for.

How do I know if windshield wipers need to be replaced?

The windshield wipers need to be replaced when it's not clearing as much as it used to. You should be able to see the road clearly when the wipers do its job. If there's still a smear or it seems it's not doing its job, it's time to replace them.

You should also lookout for the following symptoms of a bad windshield wiper:

  • Squeaking Noise
  • Vibrating Noises
  • Wet spots

How long do windshield wipers last?

Windshield wipers last an average of 6 to 12 months. It's pretty easy to forget about changing them because, as car owners, we don't really think about changing them. We only change them if it has any bad symptoms. But if you're ahead of the game, you'll never experience faulty windshield wipers.

How do I make windshield wipers last longer?

You should replace them often, but if you want a bit more time, here are some tips on making the windshield wipers last longer:

  • Clean them every few months. This means all the grime and dirt that is collected.
  • Use quality wiper blades. You'll pay a bit more, but being made of high quality, it'll last longer.
  • Use a rubber protectant. Most windshield wiper blades are made of rubber, so if you put some on, it'll protect the rubber parts.

Is replacing windshield wipers expensive?

Windshield wipers are relatively inexpensive. The average wipers cost $25 if you do it yourself. It can cost $50 or more if you need a mechanic to put it on for you.

It's easy to forget to replace windshield wipers because we're so busy with our lives. Watch out for these symptoms and you'll know it's time to replace them. If you need windshield wiper replacement, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Kaufman's Auto Repairs Inc. today!

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