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Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are one of those parts of your vehicle that you don’t think about replacing them unless they cause problems. However, changing your windshield wipers blades on a regular basis can save you a lot of money in the long run. Worn out wiper blades can cause more problems than you can imagine. Besides the fact that they can put your life in danger by not cleaning your windshield properly, they can also cause damage to the windshield itself. So, if you want to avoid a rather expensive windshield replacement & repair service, then you’d better start paying more attention to your wiper blades.

Most experts consider that wiper blades need to be replaced every 6 to 12 months. However, this also depends on the weather conditions and what the blades are made of. Silicon blades have the longest lifespan, over 12 months, followed by halogen-hardened rubber blades which last about six months, and rubber blades which have the shortest lifespan.

When your blades stop cleaning your windshield properly, then it may be the time to replace them. Squeaking and chattering sounds are also signs that your blades have exceeded their lifespan. The good news is that you don’t have to replace the entire wiper assembly. Most blade arms are designed to accept rubber refills, giving you the option to replace only the parts that are damaged.

If you haven’t replaced your wiper blades in a while, chances are that your windshield has already developed problems. Bring your car to Alliance Glass & Mirror and have our professionals check your windshield. We offer the best windshield replacement & repair services in Albuquerque NM.

Call us at (505) 907-3453 for more information.