When Should You Replace Your Wiper Blades?

Wiper Blades are one of the most neglected parts of your car, yet one of the most important. AAA recommends that you replace your wipers every 6 months, if not sooner.

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Signs that you Need New Windshield Wipers

How do you know your wipers need to be replaced? Deteriorated wipers produce an uneven wipe, which prevents proper contact with the windshield surface. This will create unwiped or streaky areas, severely impairing your driving vision.

If any of the conditions below describe your wipers, replace them today with new TRICO® blades:

Streaking

Caused by dry rubber that has hardened and cracked. Streaking can also be caused by tree sap, road tar and other foreign substances on the blade rubber.

Chattering

The chattering sound the blade makes as it passes across the windshield is caused by the “permanent set” or “curve” in the rubber that some wiper blades develop while they are not being used.

Worn Rubber

General rounding of the wiping edge caused by age is a sign it’s time to replace your windshield wiper blades.

Split Rubber

A condition found on blades that are old, or may be due to the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on the rubber.