How Often Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers?

When it comes to our windshield wipers, the average car owner isn’t usually sure how often they need to be replaced. In reality, our windshield wipers need to be replaced pretty often, ranging from every 6 months to a year. Our windshield wipers have an important job in all types of weather conditions, including rain and dry weather. Even when the weather is warm and sunny, windshield wipers are often needed to clean our windshield for clear visibility. 

In Florida, our weather is all over the place. It's hot and humid, but we also have frequent rain and storms. The heat of the summer will actually cause windshield wipers to dry out and become cracked. Then once the rain falls again, your windshield wipers aren’t very effective and will need to be changed. We recommend having your wipers changed once after the summer, and once after the Florida winter. This will ensure that your wipers are in good working condition when you need them the most. 

There are certain signs that you will notice that will indicate if your windshield wipers need to be replaced. You will notice that your wipers aren’t doing much while it’s raining. They will start skipping areas of the windshield, smearing water around, or streaking water. Any of these symptoms means that it’s time for a windshield wiper change. 

If it has been awhile since your last windshield wiper change, or you notice that they aren’t working properly, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into the experts here at Victory Auto Service in St. Petersburg and we can help take care of it for you! 

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