As if changing windshield wipers wasn’t challenging enough, now you’ve got to decide how often the windshield wipers must be switched out.
First of all, you’ll want to test the quality of the wipers you currently have. If they aren’t doing their job by keeping most your windshield free of debris and wiper marks, you’ll want to change them immediately. If you notice that the blade on the wiper is separating itself from the wiper, you’ll also want to change the wiper immediately. When checking the quality of the windshield wipers on a vehicle, most people tend to find that only one blade out of the two (or three) is not working properly. In this case, it would only be necessary to change out the defective windshield wiper. Although it does save the individual money by only changing the defective windshield wiper, it is best to change both or all windshield wipers for the best possible results and peace of mind.
Secondly, depending upon when you last had your wiper blades changed, it may be time for new wipers. Most wipers last up to three months. After that their quality begins to diminish due to a number of factors which mostly include normal wear and tear but can be related to other factors including defects in the windshield wipers themselves.
The frequency of changing may also increase depending upon the season. There are many people who purchase all-weather windshield wiper blades. There are other who purchase the cheapest blades during spring and summer seasons but then purchase windshield wipers that are manufactured for autumn and winter use.
In short, there are three aspects you want to consider how often you should change windshield wiper blades: the quality of the windshield wipers you currently have on your vehicle, the time frame between last time you purchased windshield wipers and now and the type of season(s) you experience in the area you live in.