Wiper longevity depends on where you live. Heat really wears on those rubber windshield squeegees; therefore, if you live in a hot climate, wipers will inevitably require more frequent replacement. Accordingly, if you use your wipers often – and live in a rainy, snowy or icy neck of the country – expect a shortened blade life.
A general wiper blade rule of thumb: if wipers smear water or snow and obstruct your view when they swoosh by, it’s time for new blades.
Why don’t wiper blades last longer?
Wiper blades may be one of the most misunderstood parts in automotive history. After all, they’re the only true functioning component that is completely exposed to the nasty outside elements, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Talk about a tough life. And a tough job keeping visibility clear – whatever the weather.
Given these factors, it’s no wonder something so small, thin and crucial can only provide optimal visibility for so long.
What are the biggest factors that cause wiper blades to wear down?
Your wipers are exposed to the outside world day in and day out, which means everything from heat and rain to snow, road salt and ice all have an effect. On top of these factors, blades just wear down over time with repeated use.
What happens as wiper blades get older?
All that sun. All that heat. All that use. All these factors affect the life of your wiper blades. As your rubber wiper blades endure the elements, they start losing their flexibility and become brittle. The rubber cracks and tears. The blades wear down, exposing metal. Eventually, you’re left with blades that streak and smudge, making it more difficult to see all that’s ahead of you. Worst of all, if the rubber runs out on the blade, the metal underneath can scratch your windshield.
Will I be able to tell a difference when I have my wiper blades replaced?
Replacing your blades can be like taking a blindfold off of your eyes. Better functionality will lead to better visibility. Our selection of Bosch wiper blades come highly regarded by the automotive industry, thanks to advanced design and superior quality. New Bosh wiper blades deliver stellar visibility.
What are some symptoms that you need new wiper blades?
Smearing, smudging, streaking, rubbing, scraping on your windshield. If your swooshes don’t sound right, look right, or, most importantly, if you can’t see well when your blades go back and forth, it’s time for a wiper replacement.
We carry Bosch’s latest technology. And we have blade sizes designed for virtually every vehicle make and model. Wiper blades are a quick and easy replacement, and we’d be happy to install your next set.
Just tell me what you want, a customized product is welcome!