Life begins for the windshield wiper with creation of the blade – that rubbery part of the wiper that contacts and clears the glass. Blades are made from natural rubber or synthetic compounds. Blades eventually wear out to the point that they don’t clear the windshield properly in rainy or sub-zero weather. This is unsafe but the good thing is that wiper blades can be changed by fitting new ones onto the wiper frame. You can also buy entire units that easily clip into place.
Types of Windshield Wipers
Have you ever thought about the vast variety of windshield wipers on the market today? We have regular car and truck wipers of all sizes to fit every model, front windshield wipers, rear wipers, beam blades [more on those later], heavy duty blades, recreational vehicle blades, seasonal blades and vintage styles.
Beam blades stick to curved windshields for the ultimate windshield-wiper-experience. They are the new kid on the block as far as wiper-tech is concerned and continue to grow in popularity. Their memory curve steel conforms to a curved windshield for maximum cleaning, keeping you safe on the road in stormy conditions. Check out ice beam blades and NeoForms.
Don’t Forget the Windshield Wiper Fluid!
We know how thirsty we can get on a hot dusty day, and it would be unfair of us to think that windshield wipers are any different. That being said, we need to change the fluids to match the season. Summer washer fluids are usually blue and have a higher water content. Sub-zero washer fluids contain a de-icing additive to prevent the fluid from freezing in your lines and causing damage. Winter washer fluids also help your wipers from freezing to your windshield.
Adjusting the Washer Nozzles
Have you ever been driving behind someone and suddenly their wiper fluid jets over the top of their car? Hilarious, for sure, but seriously inefficient. Washer fluid actually has to land on the glass to be useful. You can adjust and aim wiper nozzles – that point where washer fluid ejects from the hood. There are different methods to do this, and you’ll need a windshield washer nozzle adjustment tool or you may need nozzle replacement. Or – bring your car in to us. We’d love to help you out.
Time to change your wiper blades?
Bring your vehicle in to us for windshield wiper maintenance, including blade replacement, repairs, or full wiper replacements. Your windshield wipers are a huge safety feature on your car, even though they seem relatively inconspicuous. Seeing the road through rain, hail, and snowstorms means safe driving.