How do I know when my wipers need to be replaced?
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. TRICO has engineered key technological advances into each wiper line to ensure each product performs better, lasts longer, installs easier and fits more vehicles than any other wiper manufacturer. TRICO® wipers truly do enhance driver visibility.
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.
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 with new TRICO blades:
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.
Ice scrapers, automatic car washes or vandalism can bend the wiper refill or wiper frame.