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 these symptoms indicate that it's time to have your wipers replaced. This service is relatively inexpensive and will ensure that your vehicle is ready for any weather event. Now is the perfect time to get this service completed now that summer is nearing its end and fall is around the corner. 

If you find that you need a windshield wiper replacement, we invite you to bring your vehicle into Monticello Auto Service. Give us a call or stop by our shop for quick and friendly service today! 

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