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How Often Should I Replace My Windshield Wipers?


Do you struggle to see through the rain while driving? Do you see streaks or hear scrapes when there is plenty of moisture on your windshield? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, your vehicle could need new wiper blades. Effective wipers are essential to both your safety and the safety of others on the road.

How Often Should I Change My Wiper Blades?

Most drivers wait until their windshield wipers fall apart before having them replaced. If you want to be extra precautious, your wipers should be changed every six to twelve months, depending on usage, blade brand quality, and other external factors. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to replacing your blades.

Signs You Need New Wiper Blades

Most of the time, you can rely on your eyes and ears to dictate when to change your windshield wipers. It should be functioning to clear water, snow, or slush on your windshield. Here are in-depth signs that they need to be swapped out for new ones:


  • Ineffective wiper blades - The most apparent sign is they just don’t work anymore! If you can’t see through the rain or snow with them on, then it’s time to get new ones.

  • Visible wear-and-tear - You should inspect your wipers for signs of tearing, rubber rotting, and rusting.

  • Irregularities during use - If your wipers aren’t running smoothly and you hear squeaking, then that is a sign you are due for new wiper blades. 


Waiting too long to replace your windshield wipers can leave you facing hazards on the road. As a result, you could create an accident or cause harm on the road. Here at A-1 Auto Repair, our trained technicians can take a look at your wiper blades and install new, high-quality wipers that perfectly fit your vehicle.

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