When was the last time you checked your wiper blades? Think about it.
You may think they are fine, and you only really need to check or replace them in the winter - but that’s not the case.
In fact, your wiper blades are just as susceptible to deterioration in the summer as they are in the winter.
Let’s find out why this happens, and why it’s therefore important to replace them.
Most wiper blades are made from rubber. That rubber can deteriorate over time due to various factors such as humidity, high temperatures, radiation, oxygen, and other elements.
Rubber also wears down due to old age, which is why most wiper blades have an average maximum lifespan of 12 months.
In the summer when your car is sat for long periods of time in the sun, this could cause the rubber in your wiper blades to break down quicker which could affect the efficiency of the blade.
Some signs that you may need to replace your wiper blades include:
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to replace your wiper blades as soon as possible. This is to prevent damage to your windscreen, which is a replacement you won’t want to cash out for.
Plus, with those unpredictable summer storms, you definitely don’t want to be driving around with wipers that aren’t up to the task when that precipitation party begins.
If you’ve never replaced your wiper blades before, the task can look fussier than it actually is. It’s really quite straightforward.
Most wiper blades can be replaced by following these general steps:
Though it’s inevitable they will need replacing at some point there are a few things you can do to prolong the lifespan of your wiper blades. This includes:
By replacing your wiper blades regularly, you’re in for a world of benefits. For a start, you won’t be that one driver bouncing around in the driver’s seat attempting to peer through an unclear windscreen in poor weather.
You can also save money before your next MOT by replacing your wiper blades and enjoy clearer vision on the road - whatever the weather. Replacing your wiper blades now could also put you in good stead for the autumn and winter months when you’ll need them most!
By choosing good-quality wiper blades from a reputable brand, you can also make sure you get the most out of your wiper blades before the time comes to replace them. Explore our brands available at Wiper Blades.
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