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Car Windshield wiper care – How to take care of windshield wipers

It’s easy to forget that windshield wipers are a safety feature—until you end up driving in heavy rain or snow. Dirt, debris, and mother nature abrade wipers, while  sunlight breaks down the rubber edges. Most windshield wipers need replacement every six to nine months. To check this, lift each wiper off the windshield glass and run your finger along the edge.  If the rubber is chipped or a little rigid, you need new wipers.

Here are two tips from Gerber Collision and Glass to take care of your windshield wipers.

Keep them clean – Put windshield washer fluid on a damp sponge or rag and wipe debris off the rubber and your car windshield where the wiper rests.

Keep them free – If wipers are frozen to the glass, use the defroster and hand-clear snow and ice from around them before turning them on. Use windshield washer fluid with antifreeze.


About Gerber Collision & Glass For over seventy years, customers have trusted their automotive collision and glass repairs to Gerber Collision & Glass. Quality workmanship backed by our Lifetime Guarantee and outstanding customer service are just a couple of the reasons why our customers choose to bring their vehicles to Gerber.


3 thoughts on “Car Windshield wiper care – How to take care of windshield wipers

  1. You make a good point about windshield wipers being a safety feature on our automobiles. I just read an article on the invention of windshield wipers which you may find interesting also

    Posted by Viral Punch | March 5, 2012, 10:16 pm

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