Check your Wipers to Ensure the Best Driving Visibility
How do I know when my wipers need to be replaced?
– Inspect your wipers once a month.
– Have a professional look at them whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance or a repair.
– Change your wiper blades every six months.
– Need help remembering when to change your wipers? Send us a message on our contact form.
Wiper Tips: Keeping your Windshield Clean
– Clean rubber element every time you fill your gas tank. Remove loose dirt and road grime from the windshield.
– When hand washing your car, use a small amount of non-abrasive glass cleaner on a wet sponge to clean both the windshield and the rubber wiping elements.
– Always use an ice scraper to remove snow and ice. Using your wipers to de-ice your windshield can damage the blade as well as the entire arm and wiper motor.
90% of all Driving Decisions are Based on Visual Cues
The American Optometric Association reports that 90% of all driving decisions are based solely on visual cues. That means having the best windshield wipers is essential for safe driving vision. Here at Delta Tire and Lube Guam, we ensure each product performs better, lasts longer, installs easier and fits more vehicles than any other wiper manufacturer.
Chips and Cracks
Never let a chip or crack go unfixed. What looks like a small nick can lead to the entire windshield breaking, which can not only be more expensive to fix, but extremely dangerous if you’re driving when it shatters. Damaged glass can also cut the rubber wiping element of your wiper blades, causing streaking and poor visibility. Fixing chips and cracks immediately is fast and easy and usually covered by your car insurance.
Make sure all your lights – headlights, brake lights and signals – are working properly. Doing this on a weekly basis ensures that you’ll have the best driving visibility at night, and will keep you from getting an expensive ticket.
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 at one of our Delta Tire and Lube Guam locations.
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.
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.
General rounding of the wiping edge caused by age is a sign it’s time to replace your windshield wiper blades.
A condition found on blades that are old, or may be due to the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on the rubber.
Bent Refill or Wiper Frame
Ice scrapers, automatic car washes or vandalism can bend the wiper refill or wiper frame.