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The Importance of Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers are imperative when it comes to visibility and a driver’s safety.

When it comes to your car’s accessories, the windshield wipers are among the last things you think about, and you may even place air-fresheners above them. As important as it is to have a nice smelling car, being able to see out of your windshield is important as well, especially when precipitation (liquid or ice) is falling from the clouds above us and blocking our view. You expect your windshield wipers to work, and for them to work properly when you need them. Learn the ways in which you can take care of your windshield wipers to avoid purchasing new ones and keeping your visibility at optimal levels.

Windshield Wiper Maintenance

Damaged or cracked windshield wipers do not work properly and can actually end up scratching the glass. Checking your windshield wipers can be fairly easy.

Periodically, take a wet towel and run it along the edge of the blade. In doing so, you’ll remove dust, dirt, grime, and everything else that has built up over the months (or years). Washing these tiny particles will allow for your wipers to make maximum contact with the windshield which will ensure a smooth and clear wipe and allow for the greatest visibility when the rains or snow fall with purpose and intent.

The harsh law of the universe is that nothing lasts forever. Yes, even windshield wipers. Even if you maintain them throughout their entire life, you may start to hear screeching as the damaged parts drag across your windshield. If this is the case, it’s time to replace those windshields. Be sure to replace them with ones that are compatible with your car. You don’t want to have 18-wheeler windshield drivers when you drive a smart car; as comical as it may be, it certainly is not safe.

Visibility is a vital part of driving safely, but accidents occur and there’s another thing you can do to ensure your safety: purchasing a quality auto insurance policy. In the event of an accident, call your insurance agent immediately. To get an auto insurance quote from Fox Insurance Agency in Beaverton, OR, call or use our free online service today.