To improve the safety when you drive, make sure to have the vehicle maintained on a regular basis. This includes checking the parts and components of the vehicle. One part that is often times overlooked is the windshield wipers. The windshield wipers are important because they help you to see well. The ability to see clearly while driving is the key to safe travels. Your top-notch headlights might light up the road but if the windshield is obstructed by dirt or moisture they will do no good. If you cannot see the deer that just ran into the road or a stalled vehicle ahead, you may increase your chance for an accident. A good set of windshield wipers is necessary especially in bad weather. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can inspect them for you.
Wiper blades should be inspected every six months. Listen to the sound the windshield wipers make when running across the windshield. If there is noise from the wipers when they operate, replace the windshield wipers. Cracks and breaks can be very visible and make it impossible to clear mud or rain from your view. You will also want to make sure you buy the correct windshield wiper for your vehicle. If you are not sure, we can recommend the correct wipers for your vehicle.
Also remember to fill up the windshield washer fluid. This will help remove any road grime or debris that is on the windshield. You can also carry extra washer fluid in the back of your vehicle, just incase you need to refill it and there is not a gas station around.