When you have a need for auto wiper blade replacement in Carrollton, TX, look no further than our business to assist you. Your vehicle's windshield wipers are an often overlooked part of your car's safety system. Ineffective or worn out wiper blades can create visibility issues with your windshield.
Windshield blades should be replaced every six to twelve months, depending on how worn down the rubber is. You can visibly inspect your wiper blades for wear and tear every so often, and you may notice them becoming worn down when you try to use them in rainy or snowy weather and the windshield doesn't clear as fast. Being on the outside of the car, they bear the brunt of harsh winter weather, so it's important to maintain them. When the weather gets really icy, applying rubbing alcohol to the rubber portions of the wiper can help remove built up slush and dirt so they can continue to clear your windshield effectively.
When your wiper blades need replacing, sometimes it's a good idea to take it to a professional, especially if the wiper motor or other electrical components need to be replaced. However, it can also be a fairly easy job to do yourself, as long as you follow a few simple steps.
- Using a general internet search, find out what the exact measurements are for each wiper to be replaced. Lengths will vary among different types of vehicles. Measure them yourself with a tape measure or check your owner's manual, which should provide the size.
- Once the sizes are known for both the left and right wipers, purchase them from a local auto parts store.
- Next, remove the old wipers and replace them with the new ones. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield and press down on the small tab underneath the wiper where it meets the arm. Then, slide the wiper blade off by pulling downward while the tab is depressed. To install the new one, pull the new wiper blade tight onto the wiper arm, and you'll hear a click when you've done it correctly.
- Finally, test your new wipers to ensure they operate properly. Apply some windshield washer fluid to your windshield first to see how well the wipers clear it away.
Some vehicles have wipers that are a bit more difficult to replace, and are best left to the professionals. Give us a call today to find out how we can provide you with auto wiper blade replacement in Carrollton, along with any other vehicle maintenance tasks. We are proud to serve the community of Carrollton, TX and surrounding areas and aim to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction.