Summer in Maryland means awesome barbecues, beautiful late night drives, and insane downpours. As part of your summer maintenance, don’t forget to take great care of your windshield wipers, as they are your best bet for staying safe during summer storms.
Wipe Down While You Gas Up
Almost every gas station has free window cleaning solution and paper towels that drivers and customers can use while they are pumping gas. Instead of walking by now and regretting it later, make it a habit to take advantage of this free service every time you fill up. By keeping your windshield clean and clear, you ensure that you will be able to see the road and that your windshield wipers will be protected from any debris stuck to your windshield.
Keep Them Clean
Your windshield wiper blades are responsible for keeping your windshield extra clean, which means that they are wiping off all of the dirt and grime from the road. It’s important to clean your windshield wipers as part of your summer maintenance so that they can do their job effectively. Take one of the paper towels from the window cleaning station and wipe down both of the blades. By removing the road grime, dirt, and oil that accumulate as you drive, you can prolong the life of your windshield wipers.
A Spray A Day
Another simple trick to increasing the lifespan of your windshield wipers is to periodically apply rubber protectant spray to them. This spray is designed to help rubber keep its elasticity and consequently be more effective at keeping water from keeping you off the road. If your car spends a lot of time parked outside (like almost every car does), you might also want to consider getting blade covers. These slip over windshield wipers like a glove to protect them from any rain or UV damage.
Time To Replace
Even if you do an excellent job with your summer maintenance, it may be time to get new windshield wipers. On average, you will need to swap out your old blades for a new pair twice a year. If you hear any squeaking or see any streaking, replace your blades now before you’re caught in a downpour.
Remove the Guesswork
Not sure whether or not it’s time to replace your windshield wipers? Auto Stop Limited Inc. is happy to service your vehicle and make sure all of your maintenance needs are properly addressed and resolved. Contact Auto Stop Limited Inc. online or give us a call at (410) 467-7600 to get your questions answered today. To get more vehicle maintenance tips, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.