Windshield Wiper Replacement in Buena Park, CA

New Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield Wiper Service at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park

You probably don’t give your windshield wipers a thought until it is raining. If they don’t do an adequate job of cleaning the water off your field of view, you will want to have them replaced. Windshield wiper service is an important part of car maintenance as you drive around Anaheim, Buena Park, and Los Angeles on those occasional rainy days. Schedule your service with Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park.

What You Need to Know About Windshield Wipers

If you’re like a lot of people, you don’t think about changing the windshield wipers until they stop cleaning the windshield effectively. Most manufacturers of these parts recommend having them replaced every six to 12 months. Some blades may last for a couple of years, especially if you live in an area where you don’t get a lot of rain.

Service technicians often inspect your wipers when you bring in your vehicle for an oil change. They will let you know if your wipers need to be replaced. This is a relatively inexpensive job, compared to other repairs on your vehicle. The cost will depend on the type of material in the wiper. It may be made of rubber, hardened halogen, or silicone. Silicone blades are the most expensive and last the longest.

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace the Wipers

Your windshield wipers will indicate when they need to be replaced with the following issues.

  • Squeaking: As your wipers move across the windshield, they may squeak if they aren’t working correctly.
  • Vibration: The wipers may vibrate across the windshield, which indicates they are moving unevenly.
  • Streaking: If the wipers leave streaks after cleaning the windshield, this indicates that the blades have partially worn away.
  • Wet spots: If the blade has torn, it may leave wet spots where it isn’t wiping the glass.

Even if you don’t notice any signs, the windshield wipers should be inspected on a regular basis. If you don’t change them when it’s needed, they will continue to wear down with more of the part being damaged. Because the wiper doesn’t do as good of a job as before, you will find it harder to see clearly. The wiper could also damage the glass.

Factors Affecting Your Windshield Wipers

How often you need to replace the wipers depends on several conditions. The more you use the wipers, the sooner they will need to be replaced. If you live in an area with high temperatures, the heat will cause the blades to crack. Dryness can also lead to cracking. If your vehicle is outside in the sun, it will be more likely to be damaged from the UV light.

Clean your wipers regularly to help them last longer. Make sure to have them inspected and replaced when needed to stay safe while driving.

Schedule service for your windshield wipers at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park. Use our online scheduler or give us a call today.