When Should You Replace Your Windshield Wipers?

Windshield wipers are the most helpful, yet overlooked, tools in our cars. Without them, your chances of an accident would skyrocket whenever it rains or snows or gets foggy. To make sure you are safe this fall, check on your windshield wipers’ condition as a part of your fall maintenance.


The weather in Indiana can go through waves, bringing breezes, sun, and rain during the Autumn. To ensure you and your passengers’ safety on the road, having a good, effective set of windshield wiper blades on your vehicle can make a world of difference. 


Drivers often neglect wipers, yet they are on the outside of our cars, experiencing rigorous wear and tear. That is why most drivers don’t change their wipers until it is too late. Fortunately, replacing windshield wipers is easy and inexpensive.


Most mechanics and manufacturers recommend swapping out windshield wiper blades every six months to a year. The timing depends on how often you use them and where you live. If you live in hot, drier climates, the rubber on your wiper blades can wear down quicker. 


What Are the Top Signs of Failing Wiper Blades?

  • They leave behind water streaks whenever they are on.
  • They squeal and squeak when wiping.
  • The wipers skip and can’t reach certain areas of the windshield. 
  • They show signs of visible wear and tear: frays, cracks, warp, etc.

When your wipers are making it harder to see instead of aiding your visibility, it is time to swap them out. It is never too soon to replace your wiper blades, especially in Crown Point, IN. If you want your wipers to effectively work against the rain, fog, snow, and ice to come later this year, now is a great time to have them replaced. 


We welcome you to bring your car, SUV, or truck to Knight Automotive for all your automotive maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment using our online form today.

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