How to Take Care of Your Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are an important yet overlooked part of your vehicle. If this device isn’t working effectively when driving in the snow, rain, or dark, your view of the road can severely be obstructed. To ensure your drive is safe, please make sure your windshield wipers are properly cared for. At Fast Lane European, we care about your safety, which is why we are offering our trusted tips for how to maintain your wiper blades.

1. Check the Wipers

The arms of the wiper blades should be tight and not too loose. You should also check out the appearance of the wipers itself. If the rubber parts are glazing, frayed, or damaged, those are red flags that you should change them out.

2. Adjust the Wiper Blades

Once the arms are tightened, you may need to adjust the wiper blades to ensure they reach across your windshield without skipping. Good wiper blades should make full contact with the windshield so that they can clear your windshield effectively.

3. Clean Them

Afterward, you should give both the wiper blades and the windshield a good wipe down. You can use water or a vinegar mixture to wipe the blades. A thorough clean of the blades ensures there’s no dust, dirt, or grime clinging to it. To clean your windshield, simply use a safe glass cleaner.

 

We typically recommend drivers to change their wiper blades every 6 months to 1 year. At Fast Lane, we vow to keep you safe on the road by helping you keep up with your maintenance. If your vehicle needs service soon, please give us a call or schedule an appointment online with us today.