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How Often Should Wiper Blades Be Replaced?

Aug 28, 2020

Find out how often you change your wiper blades and how you can tell if they need a replacement (STAT!). Over time, your wiper blades can wear out when used and the rule of thumb is to replace them every six to twelve months. 


This varies depending on where you live and how long you drive, but in some cases, windscreen wipers need to be replaced every six months. If you drive regularly, you may also need to replace them earlier, depending on how often you use them. Depending on your driving habits, vehicle type, and the time you have driven (or not driven), you may need a windscreen wiper within six weeks of driving or earlier. 

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You will know that it is time to change the windscreen wipers when they start smearing water on the windscreen. Then the rubber blade starts to pull on the metal arm of the wiper, and this is the first sign that the blade needs to be replaced. Wear and tear can also be found when pulling the wiper arm away from the windscreen of the vehicle. There is a good chance that you have changed the blades at this point, but you will not know until it has started smearing water on your windscreen. 


Sometimes it helps to simply lift the wiper arm from the glass and snap it back into place to improve visibility while driving and make the rubber of the windscreen more resistant to wear. Before replacing the blades, wipe clean with a damp cloth and make sure that they are not bent or broken and are comfortable on the glass. 


If your wiper blades are used frequently or if your vehicle is parked in the garage for protection, they may need to be replaced faster than you think. The wiper blade is one of the most important parts of your car safety system and if you need to replace it before you need a new one, an auto parts store may install it for you.


Many of us also have wiper blades on the front and back of our vehicles, and many of us may be considering replacing them more often than they are used. Depending on where your car is parked daily, the windscreen wiper blades may get more direct sun and heat. 


The frequency of wiper blades may vary depending on the type of blade in your car, with wiper blades generally lasting longer than conventional blades, but not as long as the bar blades. 


The best way to monitor the intervals for wiper blade replacement is to have it checked every time you change the oil. General deterioration invisibility on the road may be the first sign that a wiper blade needs to be replaced, but not the last. 


If your windshield wiper blade leaves a streak or squeaks, this may be a sign that you need a new wiper blade. Test by spraying windscreen detergent and observing the wipers and arms while cleaning. Some wiper blades use a rubber squeegee to wipe water, snow, and ice out of sight. 


Typically, you can get a spare windscreen wiper blade in a car parts shop, and some can even behave more cheaply. 


While the humidity and heat here in the state of Florida can really damage rubber sheets, ice can do a lot of damage to the wiper blades of motorists in the north.


So if you say that, you should consider changing every 6 months, but if the leaves seem to be in good condition, extend it to 12 months. When it is time to replace the wiper blades, check that you have the right one for your vehicle. Make sure you order the parts so you know if they are suitable for your Hyundai model.


It does not need a degree in mechanical engineering to replace the windscreen wiper blades, but it does need a certain degree of mechanical engineering to do so. 


The metal arm is attached to the vehicle and comes out from under the bonnet and it is attached to your vehicle. The metal arms are attached to a vehicle that comes out of the bonnet and is attached to it. 


A good rule of thumb is to replace the wiper blades every 6 months, especially in humid climates. The metal blade holds the rubber blade, which you do not have to worry about as long as you check and replace the wipers for normal wear. It is a safe bet that you will replace your windscreen wipers every 2-3 years and sometimes even every 3-4 years. 


Even if the wiper blades leave water and dirt on the windscreen after wiping, they should still work well enough. 


If they glide quietly through the windscreen making shaky movements and screeching noises, then it's time for a new set.