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Windshield Wiper Care and Maintenance Basics

Last updated 6 years ago

If you want to keep your car in working order, then there are an endless number of maintenance tasks to perform.  Many of these tasks can be taken care of when you take your car for an oil change or a car repair.  There are, however, a few basic tasks you can do on your own. 

One vital area of your car that you should keep an eye on is the windshield.  Auto glass replacement can be expensive and catching a chip early can help you save your windshield from a larger crack.  Since you should be inspecting your windshield wipers regularly, this is a great time to check if you need a windshield replacement or any repairs.  Check out these windshield wiper care tips to help you out.

Change Your Windshield Wipers Every 6 Months - Windshield wipers were not meant to last forever.  Between the frequent movement along your auto glass to the stress of heat and sun, you will need to change out the blade on the windshield about once every six months.  This is an incredibly easy auto repair and your local auto shop should be able to explain to you how it’s done.  Don’t wait until you’re stuck in the rain to maintain your wipers.

Torn Wipers Could Mean Chipped Auto Glass - If your windshield wipers seem to not be lasting as long as they should, then you may want to look at your auto glass for a chip or crack.  A small chip can tear your wiper over time and leave you with a wet, hard-to-see-through window.  By taking your car to an auto glass replacement shop, you can usually avoid a full windshield installation.  They will fill in the chip or crack with a resin mixture that will be unnoticeable.

If you have any windshield trouble, call Glass On The Move today!  Contact us for all your vehicle glass needs - 510-835-0761 or 925-689-9555.

 

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