Why You Should Change Your Windshield Wiper Blades

November 19th, 2019 by

Poor visibility of the road is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Having good quality wipers is crucial to your overall safety when driving. Whether or not you live in an area that experiences a lot of rain or snow, it is important to maintain your wipers throughout the year. Your vehicles wipers will get worn out over time, even if you don’t use them that often. It is recommended to change your windshield wiper blades every six months. Here at of Competition BMW of Smithtown, we compiled a small list of helpful windshield wiper blade tips.

Inspect Them at Home

Inspect your wiper blades to see if any pieces of the rubber is chipped or broken. You can do this by lifting each windshield wiper arm off the glass and running your finger along the rubber edge. If your blades seem to be in good condition but aren’t cleaning properly, you can clean them by using windshield washer fluid or glass cleaner with a damp rag. Clean off any debris that is on the rubber and the area of the windshield where the wiper blades sit.

Replace Your Wipers

Be sure to always replace your wipers blades as a pair. If one blade is worn out, the other blade will soon be worn out too. You do not want to wear one blade out quicker than usual by making it do more work than the other.

Buying New Windshield Wiper Blades

Remember that all windshields are built differently. When buying new wipers, you should know the year, make, and model of your vehicle. You should also measure your existing blades to make sure you are buying the right size.

Here at Competition BMW of Smithtown, we recommend seeing a professional. With a Parts Center located in our dealership that is stocked with the best quality BMW parts, we will help you find the best fit windshield wiper blade. Whether you need an oil change for your BMW X5 xDrive40i or a tire alignment for your BMW X7 xDrive40i, our highly trained team will gladly help. Schedule a service online or contact us today! We look forward to seeing you at our BMW dealership located at 599 Middle Country Road, Saint James, NY!

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