I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In Lewis Center
Posted in Maintenance on February 28, 2016
About 90% of our driving decisions in the Lewis Center area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely .
Most Lewis Center drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is just dirty. In fact, it's estimated that 46,000,000 across the nation are driving with wipers that can't adequately clear their windshield in a storm.
It seems like our wiper blades are always at their worst when we need them the most. If that sounds like you, you've got plenty of company in the Lewis Center area. 78% of only change their wiper blades after the blades function so poorly that they become a safety hazard.
Lewis Center drivers need to change their thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace when they fail, we need to consider wiper blades as vehicle safety component. Then we'll stay ahead of the storm.
Lewis Center vehicle owners really ought to replace wiper blades twice a year; in the spring and the fall. If you live in the colder parts of Ohio, you may even want to get special winter blades in the fall.
Winter blades are made to resist freezing. Speaking of winter and freezing Lewis Center conditions, if your vehicle has been sitting for a long time and the windshield becomes frozen, don't use your wipers to clear off snow and ice. That can shred your blades and may even damage the wiper motor.
Your wiper blades live outside in the freezing cold and blistering Ohio sun. Over time, they become hard and brittle, and then tear. They also lose their flexibility and just don't clear the vehicle windshield effectively. Worn wiper blades aren't just a safety hazard for Lewis Center drivers; they can also scratch their windshield. That may require replacing the entire vehicle windshield – that's consequence for neglecting such a small part.
Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center recommends Lewis Center drivers replace worn blades right away. We can provide you with a quality replacement blade. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center, they cost about the same as they would at the store – but installation is included.
Of course you also need washer fluid to help your blades do their work. Even though Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center will top off the washer fluid with a full service oil change, it is a good idea to have some extra fluid at home. Bring it with you if you're heading out on a road trip.
Always use windshield washer fluid. Plain water, even that fancy French bottled water, just doesn't cut it. It can freeze in the fluid reservoir or on the windshield itself, making things worse. Besides, water won't clean your windows as well.
So follow these tips to keep your windshield clear and your eye on the road.
Find us at:
Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center
210 Hornbeam Lane
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035