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How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced?

How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced?

Windshield wipers are very important when it comes to your visibility on the road. An unexpected rainstorm can hit at any time, and you never want to find yourself having to see through a storm with bad windshield wipers. We can probably bet that it's been a while since you last replaced yours - so how often do windshield wipers need to be replaced?  Windshield wipers are subject to the heat and aren't protected under the hood like your other vehicle components. The rubber blades tend to wear down quickly and can dry out or start to crack over time. This is why windshield wipers typically need to be replaced every 6 months to a year. If it's time to replace your windshield wipers, you'll notice one or more of the following symptoms:  Blades appear dry, cracked, or frayed  Wipers skip over areas on the windshield You notice water smearing across the windshield when wipers are on You hear chattering or squealing noise when the wipers are on Any of thes ... read more

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