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Windshield Wiper Blades

When we see things clearly, it makes a world of difference. Sometimes we think we see things fine, but when we make the effort to clean our windshield, we go “Ahhhhh!”

Are you as conscientious about your windshield wipers as you are about your car's engine? Car safety is a critical concern for everyone.

Worn wiper blades are dangerous. Because 90% of your driving decisions are based on a clear, unobstructed view of the road, it's a critical safety concern that your car's wipers provide you with the cleanest windshield possible.

Ozone, airborne contaminants, oil, sunlight and dirt all act to weaken and reduce your wiper blades' ability to keep your view unobstructed. Exposure to sunlight and ozone cause the wiper blades to age, even if they're not used much.

Weather also plays a critical role in your windshield wiper blades' deterioration. Freezing temperatures make the rubber in your wiper blades hard and brittle, which increases their tendency to crack or tear. Hot weather warps the rubber and prevents the blade from wiping your windshield cleanly.

Heavy use is hard on the wipers because dust, abrasives, road grime and bug juice wear away the cutting edge the blade needs to wipe cleanly. Even road dirt acts like an abrasive to wear away the flat surface necessary for a good squeegee effect.

Rubber also deteriorates over time. As blades age, they lose their flexibility and are less able to wipe cleanly. They may develop a permanent set or curvature, which prevents full contact with your windshield.

Robert’s Auto Repair is here to serve you and make sure your windshield wiper blades allow you to safely see your way through each journey. We recommend you replace your wiper blades every 6 months or 6,000 miles - even if you live in a "dry" place like Arizona.

Call us at 831-373-1534 to schedule an appointment to change your wiper blades anytime before or during a service check-up or an oil change. You will receive a FREE automobile safety inspection if you mention this blog before the end of November.

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