Have you taken your windshield wipers for granted?
Unfortunately, many vehicles owners do. Consider what they do for the driver. They keep the windshield free from rain, snow, ice, dust, dirt, road grime and even insects that all can make it difficult to see.
How dangerous is driving when you can’t see properly? Extremely. Properly functioning wipers help you drive safely, react quickly and handle any driving complications that can be thrown at you by Mother Nature, poor roadways or bad drivers.
While you may be reminded of when to change your car’s oil, or when to have the tires rotated, you likely aren’t keeping track of when your windshield wiper blades should be replaced.
Consider that they should be replaced at least annually, although it’s better to evaluate the blades throughout the year and to change them on an as needed basis. Some signs that it’s time to replace them include seeing streaky deposits throughout the windshield and skidding or scraping noises when the wipers are in use.
You can stop into Moore Tires, Inc., since it provides top-quality windshield wiper blades that are budget friendly. The technicians there can replace yours for you, or if you’re so inclined, you can purchase the blades and replace them yourself. Through July 31, you can save $5 on windshield wipers at Moore Tires, Inc., with the purchase of two Michelin Premium Stealth Wiper Blades.
Since winter isn’t over, although it may appear to be with so little snow and ice thus far, never use your wipers on an icy windshield. This can ruin your blades by scraping them on the ice and result in limitations in visibility.
Also, keep your wiper fluid checked and filled on a frequent basis. Thankfully, you have a low fluid light to remind you.
Two convenient locations:
Rock Falls – 2411 E. Rock Falls Rd., 815-625-1800
Mendota – 1901 13th Ave., 815-539-5606