Clear Cut Glass: How to maintain your windshield wipers

Clear Cut Glass: How to maintain your windshield wipers

Clear Cut Glass owner Jason Mariner shares how to maintain you windshield wipers.

In the hot Arizona sun your vehicle windshield wipers can crack quickly. Since we don’t see a lot of rain in the hot desert, wipers can easily be an afterthought. Just like your windshields integrity it is important to remember your windshield wipers.

Windshield wipers are critical to your safety while on the road. By following these steps below you may extend the life of your windshield wipers. It is also important to inspect your windshield wipers regularly as well as clean them frequently.

Here’s what you should look for when inspecting your windshield wipers:

• Cracked rubber – Splits and slashes in the rubber blades are evidence of wear
• Contaminated rubber – Road film or chemicals can adhere to the rubber refill surface causing smears across the glass
• Torn rubber – Element pulls away from its support structure, creating a “slapping” sound when in use.
• Improperly installed refill – A windshield wiper refill that is too short or not properly installed in the blade support structure may cause windshield scratches
• Park set rubber – Direct sunlight and extreme temperature change can cause the rubber blade to harden and lose flexibility
• Keep your windshield wipers clean – apply glass cleaner with a soft washcloth. Review your owner’s manual for specific instruction on a cleaning solution for your wipers

Clear Cut Glass is here to assist you in any of your windshield questions or concerns. Give us a call!

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