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How Often Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers?

When thinking about the fall season, you more than likely picture a bit of rainfall. When the rain suddenly hits, you expect your vehicle's windshield wipers to work properly to clear your windshield and allow you to see the road clearly. However, after a very hot and dry summer, you may find that your wipers don't work, and you might be stuck having to pull over to wait out the rain until you can see the road again. 

The windshield wipers are one of the parts that are exposed to the air on our vehicles, and the rubber is thin which means that it simply wears out and dries out faster than other parts. This is why wipers are typically recommended to be replaced at least every 6 months to a year. It is especially important to have your wipers looked at and replaced after the summertime because the heat tends to make the wearing out process of our wipers happen quicker. 

That is why the fall season is the perfect time to have your windshield wipers replaced and to have your wiper fluid topped-off. You want to be prepared for the first rainfall and don't want to put yourself in a dangerous situation. Wipers are relatively inexpensive, and the service is fast so you can get back on the road in no time. 

If your windshield wipers are bad, you will notice one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • The rubber on the blades look dry, cracked, or frayed
  • You notice streaks or film when wipers are turned on
  • Wipers skip or chatter on the windshield
  • Wipers have bent frames
  • Wipers aren't making good contact with the windshield 

As soon as you notice any of the warning signs listed above, bring your vehicle into the professionals here at Oswald Service Inc for assistance. We'll make sure that your wipers are properly replaced and that you get back on the road prepared for the weather changes to come. Give us a call or stop by our shop today!