Steps to take care of your windshield wipers


02 Aug 2023

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We live in a country of all seasons, and while are quite used to the changing weather, our beloved cars need our help to adjust to the weather. And believe it or not, the windshields of your car need to be cared for, even if you do not live in a place where it often rains.

This car part gives you the leverage to sit and enjoy the drive while wipers clean the windshield even when it is pouring outside. You need to know that wipers need more of your attention than they are mostly given. Following a daily car routine can help maintain your car and drive safely. Try the steps given below to maintain your car's windshield wipers so that they last for a long period of time.

Here are some simple yet effective tips to keep windshield wipers working well

• Running wipers on a dry windshield is a big no

The lubricant on which windshield wipers work is water. Without pouring enough water, if you run the wipers, it will result in damage to not just the wipers but also the windshield. So, it is definitely a no. Before you use the wiper, make sure to turn on the washer control and then push the wiper control.

• Daily cleaning can go a long way

Cleaning the windshield properly and daily is yet an essential step for a good wiper experience. Your car's windshield suffers dust and debris daily and if not cleaned regularly, those dust can become stubborn. Mostly, people clean mirrors, windshields, car bodies, and bonnets but tend to forget the wipers. You never know when there can be a need to run the wipers. So, do not miss out on thoroughly cleaning your windshield on a regular basis, if not daily.

• Keep an eye on the wipers' condition, and do not delay changing the blades

Preparing a checklist for daily cleaning and maintenance of your car can be quite helpful. You can also prepare a separate section for the wipers to make sure all its parts are functional and in working condition. Keep a tab on the screws, rubber of the wipers, blades, etc. before stepping out, especially in rainy weather or when driving on a dusty road. If your blades are too worn out or are more than a year old, consider changing them.

• In case of damage, get them repaired/ replaced immediately

If you notice any damage or problem in the wipers, do not ignore or push back its repair. A broken wiper can badly harm/ scratches your windshield. Because these car parts are quite hefty, you will definitely not want to invest in them unnecessarily. So, get the wipers repaired/replaced as soon as there is any problem.

Wrapping up

Repairing car parts can sometimes be costly. However, it may not be a big deal if you have your ideal car insurance plan with you. You can also extend the coverage by purchasing several add-ons to cover essential car parts. Keep an eye on the functionality of your car and drive safely every time you get into your car.

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