How Often Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers?

Wiper Blade Replacement Service at Key Auto Group

An often overlooked but crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance is the condition of your wiper blades. These small yet vital components play a significant role in ensuring that you have a clear view of the road, especially during inclement weather conditions. Ignoring the condition of your wiper blade can compromise your safety on the road and may even lead to an accident. Continue reading below as our team discusses why it’s essential to periodically replace your vehicle’s wiper blades.

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Why Do I Need to Replace My Windshield Wipers?


1. Reduced Visibility 

As a vehicle owner, the main reason that you should be proactive about your wiper blades is visibility. Visibility is paramount when driving, especially during adverse weather conditions. Worn-out wiper blades can leave streaks and smudges on your windshield, obstructing your view of the road ahead, thus reducing your visibility of obstacles or changes in traffic conditions.

2. Wear & Tear

The rubber on wiper blades deteriorates due to exposure to sunlight, moisture, and fluctuating temperatures. This degradation leads to decreased flexibility and reduced contact between the blades and the windshield, resulting in inadequate wiping performance.


3. Potential Windshield Damage

Over time, worn-out blades can accumulate dirt, debris, and even small rocks, which can scratch or chip your windshield. These scratches not only impair visibility but also compromise the structural integrity of the windshield, making it more susceptible to cracks and shattering.

How Often Should I Replace My Wipers?

As a general rule of thumb, replacing your wiper blades every six to twelve months helps you avoid the issues discussed above. Regular replacement services help ensure clear visibility, optimal functionality and the avoidance of costly repairs or replacements down the line.

Book a Wiper Blade Replacement Service at Key Auto Group

Now that you know the importance of periodically replacing your wiper blades, get in touch with one of our Key Auto Group dealership locations and book your replacement service, today! Rest assured that our dealership only uses genuine wiper blades that are designed specifically for your General Motors, Kia or Toyota vehicle.