Windshield Wiper Blade Service in Oklahoma City
Windshield Wiper Service & Replacement at Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Your windshield wipers are not one of the most complex parts of your vehicle when compared to other components, such as the engine or suspension systems. However, they are one of the more affordable and easy parts to maintain, so it is always a good idea to stay on top of the health of your wipers and replace them when need be. Although they might seem like their function is pretty straightforward, it is a good idea to take several things into account when it comes to windshield wiper maintenance. Are you located in or near Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Norman, and would like to get your wiper blades serviced or changed? Visit our quality service center at Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM today and let one of our service pros get your wipers back to proper working condition right away.
Signs Your Windshield Wipers Need Maintenance or Replacement
The first step in taking care of your windshield wiper health is to have a set maintenance schedule and stick to it. If you begin to notice any of the following issues, it would be a good idea to schedule a service appointment:
- If you notice leftover water is beginning to streak across the windshield, it is most likely a sign that parts of your wiper blades are wearing away unevenly.
- Wiper blades are designed to operate smoothly and with as little friction as possible. If you notice a squeaking noise or wipers that aren’t gliding smoothly, it is time for service.
- Another sign that your wipers may be starting to wear down is if you see them begin to vibrate across the windshield instead of gliding or you hear them starting to make unusual noises.
- If you see wet spots after a blade goes over an area, it may mean that your wiper is wearing down or not properly fitting to the windshield.
How Often Should Your Windshield Wiper Blades Be Changed?
Not all windshield wipers are created equal. Different blades may have different rates at which they should be changed. How often you use them can also affect how often they should be changed. In general, most manufacturers suggest getting your wipers changed every 6 to 12 months. But it is always a good idea to review your specific windshield manufacturer’s suggestion on how often they suggest getting them serviced. It is a good idea to have them checked when you go in for other regular services, like getting your oil changed or when you rotate your tires. The most important step you could take to maintain their function is getting them serviced regularly.
Issues That Stem from Malfunctioning Windshield Wiper Blades
There are a few major issues that can arise when your wiper blades are not working properly. But being that they are one of the most affordable and easily maintained parts of your vehicle, it is always a good idea to stay on top of their health because if left neglected, they could cause more severe and costly damage down the road. Not only will they help keep you safe in a heavy downpour, but if they begin to wear down, their metal framing can become exposed. This metal can scratch your windshield and may lead to you having to replace your whole windshield long before necessary.
If you think it’s time to get your windshield wipers checked or replaced, come visit our service department at Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and let one of our service pros get your wipers back on track. You can also schedule an appointment online or just drop in for a visit, whichever works best for you.