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Windshield Wiper Replacement in Portland, CT

Usually, most people don't care for their windshield wipers as long as they half work. However, that's not a good idea. Windshield wipers play a significant role in your and your passenger's safety. Your windshield wipers are effective at cleaning, drying, and clearing your windscreen. They are absolutely necessary when it comes to driving in the rain or snow. Sadly, most drivers do not follow the rule of changing them out every 6 to 12 months. Instead, most people will wait until they entirely fall apart or stop functioning before scrambling to get a replacement. It is highly recommended that you get in the habit of wiping off your wipers and checking for signs of wear and tear. Here's how to tell if you require new ones:

Squeaking Noises

Your wiper blades should glide seamlessly and quietly across a wet windshield. If you hear a loud screeching when you test them with wiper fluid, it may indicate that the rubber or silicon on them has aged. 

Streaking and Smearing

Consider replacing the blades when you start seeing streaks and smears on your windscreen after turning them on. When examining them, please make sure they're clear of dust, mud, or debris, as those contaminants can affect their performance.

Blades Skipping

If your wipers do not make contact with your windscreen, it could mean that they've been warped. These instances become more common during the hot summer when the wipers are seldom used. As a result, the fall time is the ideal time to switch them out.

 

Even though these are obvious symptoms that you need to change your wiper blades, you shouldn't wait for these signs to appear for changing them. Windshield wiper blades are relatively inexpensive. If you need a new installation of wiper blades, feel free to bring your car to Portland Automotive. For all your auto needs, please call us at (860) 920-5560 or schedule an appointment with us online.