Snow, freezing rain, ice, and glacial temperatures are a recipe for the worst time to drive. However, we do need to drive and get going with our lives even during these frigid times. That means that we need to stay prepared.
And you may be giving yourself a pat on the back for installing your all-season radials, keeping the ice-scraper in your car at all times, keeping the antifreeze at a commendable -32 degrees Fahrenheit, packing a thermal blanket and even packing your power bank and chargers. But is that at all for your journey through these dense terrains? No. You aren’t completely equipped with all that you need without the wiper blades.
They may have been scorched and dried on your windshield throughout the summer and still look just fine to you. But does that mean that they’re good to go? Read on ahead to find out!
How to maintain your wiper blades
During the winters, the importance of wiper blades is realized more than in any other season. This is because the road slush and salt from other cars will constantly keep layering your windshields. There’s hardly any light in the winters, which makes squinting through the streaked windshield extremely hard. So make sure your wiper blades are the best winter wiper blades possible through the following ways:
- Take a look at the squeegee, which is the part of the wiper blade that touches and cleans the windshield.
- Ensure that the squeegee doesn’t have any cracks, rips, or tears and is still flexible.
- Check if your wiper frame shows any signs of corrosion.
If your wiper blades are more than 6 months old, then make sure you get them replaced. This is because dirt may get collected by the wiper blades and create marks, which in turn, will create streak on your windshield.