It's easy to overlook the need for windshield wiper blade replacement. Everyone on our Volvo Cars Cincinnati East team can relate. However, wiper blades are fragile and essential to maintaining optimal driver visibility, and that makes them a big deal. That's why it's important to replace them before they malfunction.

When to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

In general, it's safest to replace windshield wiper blades every six months or at least once every 12 months. The point is to have a pair that work optimally, not a pair that are already degraded, inefficient or broken.

Wiper Blade Breakdown

Windshield wiper blades are automatic squeegees, often consisting of rubber and metal or plastic to make them durable yet lightweight. The problem is, they're exposed to the elements everyday.

Over time, ultraviolet light, high heat/cold, car wax oil, moisture and debris make them brittle and prone to breakage or erosion. Brittle, broken or eroded blades may squeak, chatter, or compromise your visibility by streaking or skipping over your windshield.

Don't wait until windshield wiper blades begin to break down. Schedule windshield wiper blade replacement at our Cincinnati dealership service department today.


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