Windshield Wiper Replacement Near Oklahoma City
Windshield Wiper Service & Replacement at Bob Moore Kia
Windshield wipers are often one of the more overlooked components of a vehicle. They are not as important as other parts of your vehicle, like the engine or tires, but staying on top of their health is still a good idea. They are generally one of the more affordable parts to buy and service, and if neglected, could lead to more costly repairs down the road. If you live in or around the Oklahoma City, Norman, or Tulsa areas and think your windshield wiper blades are overdue for service, come stop by our service center at Bob Moore Kia Northwest and our service pros will get them serviced or replaced quickly and affordably!
How Often Should You Service or Replace Windshield Wiper Blades?
Windshield wiper blades are generally made up of four major components. The wiper blades, wiper arms, wiper arm covers, and wiper cowls are what the actual windshield wiper blades are made of. Not all wiper blades are made to the same quality standards, so it is always a good idea to check and see what the wiper’s manufacturer suggests when it comes to how often they should be replaced. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to get your windshield wipers replaced once or twice a year. Depending on how often they are used and the climate you live in, you may need to replace them more often, or if they do not receive much use and you live in a milder climate, they may last up to three years.
What Happens When Windshield Wiper Blades Are Neglected?
Sometimes it can be hard to tell that your blades are becoming dangerously worn down because the deterioration process is generally pretty slow. You will notice the wipers are not getting the water off your windshield as effectively as they once did. Grime from bugs and dirt can build up on the windshield, and when in use, it can cause them to deteriorate much more rapidly. Eventually, all the soft material that protects your windshield from the metal parts of the wiper will become totally worn away and will cause your windshield to be damaged by the metal scratching it back and forth. This could cause you to have to replace your windshield prematurely and thus create a much more expensive fix.
How to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last Longer?
The best way to get the most out of your windshield wiper blades is to have a set schedule for maintenance and stick to that schedule. Occasionally cleaning them with alcohol when you notice they are getting a little too dirty can help extend their lifespan. The most important thing you could do would be to only use them when your windshield is significantly drenched with water. If there is barely any water on your windshield while in use, the glass itself can cause the wiper blades to wear down unevenly and prematurely. If you notice debris like dust or bird droppings are building up on your windshield between uses, it is a good idea to squeegee all the areas with the most grime before using your wipers again.
Contact our service department at Bob Moore Kia Northwest if you think your windshield wiper blades may be in need of maintenance or replacement. Don’t forget to check out our service specials for extra savings!