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How to Buy Good Quality Windshield Wiper Blades

Good Quality Windshield Wiper Blades

The windshield wiper blades are responsible for keeping the windshield clean and clear from rain, snow, slush, and everything else that gets kicked up on it. Without these wiper blades, we would certainly have a hard time seeing out the windshield. Here are a few things to consider with regards to windshield wiper blades:

  • Season: When shopping for windshield wiper blades, consider the season you wish to use them for. Summer windshield wiper blades are made different than winter windshield wiper blades. It is suggested you change them as the season switches and temperatures either drop or rise. Typically the summer blades are cheaper than the winter blades, and for good reason since the winter ones need to be more durable.

  • Summer blades: A summer windshield wiper blade generally isn't quite as heavy, the moving parts are visible, and while it is still made of rubber, it's not quite as thick of a rubber.

  • Winter blades: In general, a winter windshield wiper blade tends to be built a bit stronger, usually has a shield around the joints so ice and snow doesn't clog it up, and it is typically made of a synthetic rubber. This kind of rubber manages to stay soft even in the coldest of winter temperatures. Furthermore, it isn't prone to cracking due to ice.

  • Size of the blade: Before shopping for wiper blades, be sure you know the size you are looking for. This can be found in your owner’s manual. If you forget to take a look, most stores offer a book you can refer to and look up the make and model of your car.

There are different types and sizes of windshield wiper blades and although they perform the same basic job, you definitely want to be sure you’re aware of the minor differences.

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