Vehicle Maintenance 101: Wiper Blade Care

WipersIf you’ve ever tried to drive through extreme weather conditions with worn wiper blades, then you understand the importance of caring for this often overlooked aspect of car maintenance. Worn wiper blades can be dangerous because if they aren’t doing the job they’re made to do by giving you an unobstructed view of the road while driving, how will you be able to safely drive in the rain or snow? Freezing temperatures make the rubber in your wiper blades hard and brittle, which increases their tendency to crack or tear; hot weather warps the rubber and prevents the blade from wiping your windshield cleanly.

The trick is to install new wiper blades about every six months or 6,000 miles. Outside of weather, there are other factors that affect the condition of your wiper blades or cause them wear. These factors include:

  1. The slope and area of the windshield.
  2. The amount of spring tension on the wiper arm
  3. The number of pressure points or claws holding the blade
  4. The material used in the blade itself

You may also consider installing a set of blades specifically designed for winter driving. A strong rubber cover over the frame of these winter blades helps prevent ice, snow and slush from building up on your windshield. Let us know if you’d like us to install a set of winter wiper blades, or replace your existing ones with a brand new set, the next time you are in for an oil change! Schedule your next service appointment here.

Come and see why All Star’s integrity and extraordinary customer service will prove to be second to none. Whether you’re looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle, we look forward to sharing our vast knowledge of the automotive industry with you, your family and friends.

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive!


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