Windshield Wiper Service in Seaside, CA
Windshield Wiper Replacement at Premier Hyundai of Seaside
Windshield wiper blades are a necessary component of every car, truck, or SUV. They provide a clear view of a driver’s surroundings by wiping away rain, snow, and other materials from the windshield. Your vehicle’s wiper blades won’t last forever, so it’s important to know the signs of damaged wiper blades and when you should replace them.
Our service center at Premier Hyundai of Seaside helps California drivers prepare for a rainy day with windshield wiper service and replacements. We’ll help you figure out when to replace your wiper blades and supply you with new ones from our parts center. To learn more, give us a call or visit us in Seaside, CA.
When to Get New Wiper Blades
No one wants their windshield wiper blades to fail, especially while driving in the rain. To prevent this from happening to you, we recommend replacing your windshield wiper blades as often as the manufacturer instructs. There are many different brands of windshield wiper blades on the market, and different manufacturers will have different guidelines for how long they will last. Typically, wiper blades need to be replaced once or twice a year. However, several factors can affect the longevity of your wiper blades, so it’s essential that you know the signs of damage and that you replace your wiper blades as soon as those signs appear.
Signs That Your Windshield Wiper Blades Are Damaged
We recommend inspecting your windshield wiper blades regularly so you can spot signs of damage before you begin driving. While your car is parked, turn on your windshield wiper blade fluid and watch your wiper blades. Check for the following signs of damage:
- Your wiper blades leave streaks of water on the windshield
- You feel a vibration or hear a squeaking sound coming from your wiper blades
- Your wiper blades miss spots on your windshield
- You see bends, cracks, or other signs of damage on your wiper blades
For your safety, you should get your wiper blades replaced as soon as you notice any of these signs. Keep in mind that windshield wiper blade damage can be minimal and difficult to notice at first. For this reason, we urge you to change your windshield wiper blades on the manufacturer’s schedule, even if you have yet to see significant damage.
Common Causes of Wiper Blade Damage
So, what causes windshield wiper blades to wear down, and can you prevent it? There are ways to extend the life of your windshield wiper blades, but some causes of damage will be out of your control. One easy way to protect your wiper blades is by minimizing their exposure to the sun by parking under covered areas when possible. Factors you can’t control include how often you need to use your windshield wipers and your environment. The more you use them, the faster they’ll wear down.
Drivers near Salinas and Monterey can schedule windshield wiper blade service or replacements at Premier Hyundai of Seaside. You can make your appointment over the phone or with our online service scheduler.