winshield wipers

How Often Should You Replace Your Windshield Wipers?

Your windshield wipers last between six and 12 months before they need to be replaced. Whether or not they will last for a full year will depend on factors such as where you live, how often you drive in inclement weather, and where you keep your vehicle when you're not driving. Since your windshield wipers could very well go bad after less than six months of use, you'll need to monitor them and decide for yourself when they need to be replaced.

Check Your Blades

First of all, check the rubber blades on your windshield wipers at least once a month. These blades act as squeegees that remove water, snow, and grime from your windshield. When they're in good shape and working properly, they will leave your windshield looking practically spotless. When they're not, they will leave behind streaks or otherwise fail to remove everything from your windshield. This will probably be just a minor annoyance at first, but it could become a serious problem if it starts to impair your vision while you drive. They also might make a squeaking or squealing sound as they are moving across your windshield, which will give you a serious headache if you're forced to listen to it for long.

If your rubber blades are rough to the touch or you see cracks and gouges, your wipers should be replaced sooner rather than later.

Second of all, take a look at the metal frame of the windshield wipers as well as the joints that attach them to your vehicle. If they start to rust or show any other signs of damage, they could be on the verge of breaking off. Since you don't want this to happen when you're on the highway on a rainy day, replace them as soon as possible

Replacing Your Windshield Wipers

NissanThe good news is that it isn't that hard to replace bad windshield wipers. In most cases, you can go to an automotive or hardware store and buy replacements and attach them yourself. If you're not comfortable doing this by yourself or if you don't know what kind of windshield wipers you need for your vehicle, come over to Nissan of McKinney. We can take a look at your vehicle, determine what kind of wipers you need, and help you install them. Contact us today if you have any other questions about your windshield wipers or if you need to schedule any other service appointments.


Nissan of McKinney

3800 S. Central Expressway
Directions McKinney, TX 75069

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