Two things are guaranteed during the summer, it will be hot and there will be thunderstorms. Your windshield wipers earn their keep during these storm events. Not being able to see the car in front of you in the middle of a torrential downpour is a disastrous scenario when you have windshield wipers in bad condition.
Windshield wipers are often overlooked and taken for granted. If you are unsure how to replace your windshield wipers, Catlett’s Service Center & Towing can quickly replace your wipers. Our technicians can identify which windshield wipers fit your vehicle and perform the installation for you. There are several tell-tale signs that they need to be replaced.
- Loose Windshield Rubber
If the ends of your windshield wipers are peeling or coming loose, you need to replace your wipers. These ends will look like long pieces of spaghetti that either flap in the wind or drag along your windshield. Although your wipers are still functional, they will not clear as much water off as fully intact windshield wipers.
- Listen for Scratching Noises
Do you hear a scratching noise every time your wipers travel across the windshield? If so, you need to change your wipers immediately. A scratching noise means that your wiper rubber has worn down enough to where the metal is scraping against your windshield. This will cause scratches to form on your windshield, which is expensive to repair as opposed to a new windshield wiper.
- Rain is Not Being Cleared Off Completely
Windshield wipers must have a full point of contact across your entire windshield. If your windshield wipers are not clearing off water completely or skipping portions of your windshield, it is time for new wipers. Windshield wipers break down over time and eventually will not travel the proper path. This is dangerous during a summer storm because you will not have all the water on your windshield cleared away.
Catlett’s Service Center & Towing can quickly replace your worn windshield wipers. We remove the inconvenience of having to drive to the store, find the wipers that fit your vehicle and then struggle with replacing the windshield wipers. Replacing windshield wipers can be especially troublesome on larger vehicles, such as trucks or SUV’s. Please get in touch with us at 410-798-5446 to schedule an appointment.