Today’s vehicles are filled with safety features, including antilock brakes, airbags, stability and traction control, and a long list of driver-assist technology gear. But your car’s windshield wipers are a crucial factor, as it ensures your vehicle drives safely. The windshield wipers allow you to see out of the windshield by removing rain, snow, sleet and dirt. If you live in Rathdrum, windshield wipers are easy to replace when you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center in nearby Post Falls.
If drivers think about the car’s wipers at all, it’s likely to be well past the time they’re due for windshield wiper replacement near Rathdrum. Most of us subscribe to the old adage that if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. But it’s important to make sure your car’s windshield wipers are operating correctly. In addition to being a hazard, broken or cracked wiper blades can scratch the windshield permanently.
Windshield wipers should be inspected and replaced regularly, just like other components of your vehicle. A good rule of thumb is to replace the wiper blades every six months. Clean the wipers regularly with a wet towel and wash away any accumulated dirt and debris.
Extreme weather and dirt can damage the wiper blades’ soft rubber. Check for cracks in the blades and look for worn areas and places where the rubber is hard. You can also inspect the wipers for corrosion. While you’re inspecting the wiper blades, examine the wiper fluid level and top it off if necessary. Check to ensure the nozzles are working correctly and the spray is even. If you detect a problem, wipe the nozzle gently with a soft cloth to determine if it’s blocked by dirt.
Some signs that the windshield wipers are due for replacement include squeaking wipers, streaks or smears on the windshield, wipers that skip, and difficulty seeing out of the windshield while you’re using the wipers.
Once you’ve determined it’s time to replace your car’s windshield wipers, you’ll want to make the best choice. Auto parts stores and big-box discount stores sell wiper blades, but we don’t recommend putting budget wiper blades on your car. When you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center, we’ll replace your car’s wipers with the ones that were designed to be used on your vehicle. If you’re still tempted to buy cheap wipers that you’ve installed yourself, you’ll regret it if they don’t work properly while you’re driving in heavy rain or snow.
Visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center at 1900 E. Polston Ave. in Post Falls for a windshield wiper inspection. If you need wiper replacement, we’ll do it quickly to get you back behind the wheel in no time. We’re just minutes from Rathdrum, with convenient hours to accommodate your busy schedule.
Call us at 877-310-0364 to make your service appointment or for any maintenance and repair issues. One of our service representatives will be glad to help. Or use our website’s Schedule Service page to book your service visit online. We look forward to assisting you soon!