Simple Answers from All Pro Servicenter for West Des Moines: Windshield Wipers

When should I replace my windshield wipers?

All Pro Servicenter Professional Answer:
Well, most West Des Moines drivers wait until they fail. The problem with that is that you typically find out they have failed when you actually need them most – a little too late.

Wiper blades are actually a safety system for drivers. As you can imagine, 90% of our driving decisions are based on what we see. If you can’t see well because your wipers can’t clear your windshield, your ability to drive safely is significantly impaired.

So the simple answer: Obviously, (like any driver) West Des Moines drivers should change wipers if they don’t work well. That said, it’s best to replace them before they go bad so they are always ready when that storm hits. For some West Des Moines drivers, once a year may be enough. For others – those who drive a lot, whose wipers are exposed to a lot of sun, or use their wipers more often– replacing the blades a couple of times a year might be in order.

What Type of Windshield Wipers Should I Purchase?

There several types of wiper blades. It’s important to find the right blade to meet your unique needs or performance requirements.

  • The Conventional Wiper Blade: The base model, typically the most affordable, and good for general use.
  • Beam Blades: A solid beam that provides uniform pressure over the entire wiper surface for better contact with the windshield. Typically a “higher-end” blade.
  • Hybrid Blades: A combination of conventional and beam blades.
  • Special Winter Blades: The special design of winter wiper blades resists snow and ice build-up in the blade. Remember, using your wipers on an icy windshield will tear up your wiper blades. It is always best to scrape your windshield before running your wipers.

Do I Need Upgraded Wiper Blades?

Upgraded wiper blades last longer and provide a cleaner wipe. West Des Moines drivers can always upgrade but should never go with a lower grade blade than what was installed on your vehicle from the factory. Again, the right blade for your vehicle will depend on your unique needs.

Your friendly and knowledgeable All Pro Servicenter service advisor can give you wiper blade options and help you select what’s best for this safety system.

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