Spring weather and your car
You will encounter several spring showers and thunderstorms now that spring is here. It is important to make sure that the windshield wipers are able to clear and clean off the windshield as you drive. Without proper working wipers, you will have poor visibility as you drive down the road. There are several different things to look for if you suspect the wipers are starting to deteriorate. One of the first signs is if you notice that the wipers are leaving a smear or streak mark across the windshield as they operate. The main cause is if the rubber on each blade is brittle and worn out.
Remember to turn on the Lights
Also remember that you should have the headlights on for your vehicle if you are using the windshield wipers. This is important because it will not only help you to see the road in front of you, but it will also help others to see where you are as well. It can improve the safety and visibility as you drive when the weather is less than ideal out. This is also true if you notice the weather is foggy or if it is getting dark and your visibility is less than ideal.
Some vehicles also come equipped with a back windshield wiper. You will also want to check this and make sure it is in the best condition possible as well. The rear windshield wiper is designed to help you see behind you clearly, especially when backing up. Sometimes the rear windshield wiper becomes brittle and damaged because of the lack of use compared to the front ones. When you change the windshield wipers, make sure to replace the back one as well. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can see what type of wipers are needed for your vehicle.