All drivers know to be cautious when inclement weather hits but driving slowly and paying special attention to the roads may not do a whole lot of good if your windshield wipers are completely ineffective.
Windshield wipers give you additional visibility when it’s raining, snowing, or sleeting, and it can be especially dangerous to drive without a good, working pair—especially in the winter when the weather tends to be less predictable. What can be truly dangerous is that drivers may not know that their windshield wipers are impaired until bad weather hits, which is why it’s crucial to keep up with the maintenance of your car no matter what time of year it is.
To stay safe on the roadways no matter the weather conditions, you’ll need a good pair of windshield wipers on your car. Need to replace what you have on your car? Let’s go over everything you need to know so that you buy the right wipers for your car.
How Often Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers?
Windshield wipers should be replaced about every six months to keep them in tiptop condition. Luckily, it’s not expensive or difficult to replace your windshield wipers, and you should be able to get a high-performing set for fairly cheap.
You should periodically inspect your windshield wipers for chips, cracks, or to see if they leave behind streaks. If you see any issues with them, it’s important that you replace them right away. If you don’t see any physical damage on your windshield wipers, but they don’t seem to be performing as well as they used to, try to give them a quick cleaning with glass cleaner to see if that makes a difference.
Types of Windshield Wipers
Like any other product for your car, it’s important to know what type of product you need to specifically fit your car. You also want to know which products are the best quality for the least amount of money—especially on a car part you’ll have to replace so often. If you’re unsure of what kind of wiper blade you’ll need, refer to your car’s manual or look the information up online.
There are two types of windshield wipers: conventional blades and beam blades. Conventional wiper blades have a replaceable rubber blade inside a spring-tensioned frame while beam blades have a rubber blade that has spring steel inside of it. Many experts claim that beam blades are more efficient and perform better.
Have you been involved in an accident with a car in Georgia that had inefficient wiper blades that caused the driver to have limited visibility? You may be able to pursue legal action against the other driver to receive compensation for any injuries you may have incurred. Call the Fry Legal Team at (404) 948-3571 for an expert opinion on whether a lawsuit is in your best interest.