9 Tips for Windshield Wiper Maintenance

With fall just around the corner, you can expect to see a great change in weather. During this season, the skies are known for being overcast one day, sunny the next, pouring rain the day after that, and so on and so forth. That is why it is important to take care of your vehicle. Maintenance plays an important role in road safety, especially during a season full of chance-of-rain days!

One of the most important parts of your vehicle is your windshield. Without being able to see clearly, there is a high risk for accidents that can leave you and those around you in danger. Of course, this makes your windshield wipers an extremely important part of vehicle maintenance. Below, we have supplied a checklist of important things to check for when performing maintenance on your windshield wipers.

  1. Replace your windshield wipers every 6 months, even if you live in a dry place where you hardly use them
  2. If you live in a moister area and use your windshield wipers regularly, replace them every 6 months.
  3. If you are trying to save money, try replacing the refills which are the squeegee areas of the windshield wipers.
  4. Or, replace the entire blade which is composed of the metal frame and the squeegee area.
  5. Make sure to fill the windshield washer fluid even if you do not use it often
  6. Inspect the windshield washer hoses so that when you need the washer fluid, it is available.
  7. If you live in a dry area, check to see if your windshield wipers work appropriately at least once a week. This will ensure they are available when needed.
  8. If your windshield wipers do not move, take your vehicle to a mechanic to see if your wiper motors need replacement.
  9. Check to make sure your windshield wiper squeegees touch the windshield rather than barely grazing it. It is important to make sure the wipers will actually remove water droplets.

Rainy Weather Car Accidents

Oftentimes, poor vehicle maintenance is the cause of a car accident. However, vehicle maintenances, including windshield wiper maintenance, is the responsibility of the vehicle owner or driver. If you have been harmed in a car accident due to a vehicle owner's negligence, contact the Santa Barbara car accident attorneys at Santa Barbara Injury Law Group. Our team may be able to recover financial compensation for any physical harm, medical expenses, or lost wages you may face as a result.

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