You may not think much about your windshield wiper blades. If you are like most people, you simply expect them to wipe away rain from your windshield whenever you turn them on. However, you don’t want to wait until you are caught in a storm to realize that your wiper blades no longer function well enough for you to drive safely in the rain.
In the American Southwest, each summer brings the monsoon season, a period marked by frequent thunderstorms. In fact, most of Arizona receives about half of its annual rainfall during this period each year. Although the downpours during the monsoon season are usually short in duration, the rainfall is quite heavy. Furthermore, experts have forecasted that this year’s monsoon season will have precipitation levels above normal.
With the summer’s heavy rains, it is essential for drivers to have windshield wipers that work properly. Not only is summer the period with the heaviest rainfall, but it is also the most harmful season for windshield wiper blades, because the chemical compounds in rubber change rapidly in extremely hot conditions. Many drivers don’t realize that wiper blades deteriorate quickly in the intense heat of summer.
To function properly, wiper blades should be able to easily clear water from your windshield. If you notice your wiper blades skipping, streaking, or squeaking, it is time to have them replaced. You can also examine your wiper blades by pulling the wiper arm away from the windshield to look for any tears or cracks in the rubber.
Since they inevitably break down over time, wiper blades should be replaced at least every year, if not every six months. Blades should be definitely be replaced as soon as you notice a difference in visibility while driving. When you go to replace your wiper blades, don’t forget about your rear-window wiper blade if you own an SUV, minivan, or hatchback.
Because we are concerned for the safety of our customers, for a limited time European Auto Tech is offering a 20% discount on wiper blades and inserts, along with free installation. Don’t take chances with your safety. If you live in the Tucson AZ, area make an appointment today to take advantage of this timely special.