Tempe Auto Repair: Windshield Wiper Blades – A Critical Safety Component
Let’s talk windshield wiper blades. Now, that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is. We work hard to protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we take care of them too. Well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive. We all really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety, not just responding when our wiper blades fail.
How many times have you been caught off guard by the first storm of the season, with a streaky windshield you can barely see out of? Or no washer fluid? Remember, your wiper blades live outside the vehicle, exposed to sun and heat in the summer and cold and ice in the winter. It’s no wonder that they get dry, brittle and torn. We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year, before they’re so damaged that they don’t work. If you replace them with one of your spring and fall oil changes, you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done. What options are available for wiper blades? Some people live in areas with more extreme weather and temperature conditions. You might just live somewhere where it rains more, so your blades wear out faster, or you travel a lot and use your wipers to clean bugs and road grime, or you live in an area with seasons of extreme heat. If that’s the case, consider a premium-grade wiper. There are special wiper material compounds, blade designs and wiper arms that really improve your vision in adverse conditions. There are also special winter blades that don’t get all clogged up with ice and snow. In fact, there are blades for all sorts of conditions. We can also apply a special windshield treatment that repels rain, sleet and snow as you drive. The increased visibility can improve your driving response time. Chances are, if you’re reading this you’re located near the Phoenix, Arizona area. The brutal sun and heat make short work of any exposed, rubber-based product, especially wiper blades. And we all know how fast a normal day can turn ugly during monsoon season. Be ready before that happens! When it comes to wiper blades, it’s important to think of it as maintaining a safety component, by replacing your blades before they fail That’ll keep you seeing clearly, in all conditions. Stop in and let us have a look at your windshield washer blades and we can make any recommendations based on their condition. This is a free inspection any time you wish!
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We don’t know anyone who looks forward to unexpected repair bills for their cars, but it’s something that you may face time and time again, without consistent attention to the maintenance of your vehicle. We feel the pain of each and every customer that walks through our doors with broken cars in desperate need of repair. Their story could be different if they had taken a little time to care for their cars on a routine basis, instead of putting things off for some future date.