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Windshield Wiper Replacement

Wipe away your windshield worries.

Do you need glasses or are your windshield wipers on the way out? Let’s hope it’s the latter – that’s a much simpler fix! If you’re experiencing wiper woes, our team of experts can have new wiper blades installed on your vehicle in the blink of an eye. Or, in this case, the wipe of a windshield.

How often should you replace your windshield wipers?

As a general rule, wiper blades should be changed out every 6-12 months. A great rule of thumb is to have our team check your wipers at your regularly scheduled oil change every 5,000 miles to ensure they’re in good condition.

The lifespan of your blades does depend on their quality and the materials they’re made of, like silicone vs. rubber. Additionally, the environment you live in, and how often you experience extreme temperatures, will affect how long your wipers last.

What are some signs you need new wiper blades?

Not sure when you last had your wipers replaced, or think yours might be wearing out prematurely? A few indicators it may be time to change out your windshield wiper blades include:

  • Streaks, scratches or any other marks on your windshield left by wiper blades

  • Squeaks or unusual noises as your wiper blades move across the glass

  • Visible cracks or dents on the rubber or silicone portion of the blade

  • Wiper blades sticking to the glass when they should be moving

What size wiper blades do you need?

The easiest way to ensure you’re selecting correctly sized windshield wipers is to consult your local Brakes Plus team, who can find and install the right blade size for your vehicle. You can also find requirements for wiper blade size in your owner’s manual or measure the length of your current blades in inches.

Installing wiper blades in an incorrect size can prevent the blades from making full contact with your windshield, cause the wipers to hit each other or the edges of your windshield, and – most importantly – can hurt your visibility on the road.

Ready to do away with the streaking and squeaking? Let the professionals at your neighborhood Brakes Plus store take care of it quickly and easily! Check for offers to save on wiper blades before you come by. We look forward to seeing you – and to helping you see clearly!