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Fall is just around the corner, bringing some dark rainy days. So that you keep on driving as safe as possible, take care of not only the big maintenance issues such as buying new tires, or flushing the transmission, but also remember to take care of the seemingly unimportant small auto repair items.

One of these small auto repair items is windshield wipers! They are often forgotten until you are caught in a heavy rainstorm and you discover that you can barely see because they are no longer doing their job of keeping the windshield clear. As they pass over the windshield, there should not be any skipping, squeaking, or streaking.   All it takes is a winter rainstorm to turn worn-out wipers into serious safety hazards.

Here’s some advice from an auto repair shop for taking care of windshield wipers:

  • Check the condition of your current wipers on a regular basis. Run your finger along the rubber edge. If it is rigid or chipped or produces nonstop streaking, you need new wipers. You could try cleaning the rubber with windshield washer fluid or mild dish soap. However, if they still are not working properly, it’s time to replace them. Don’t forget the rear wiper on a van or SUV.
  • Over time, the rubber on wipers will deteriorate, even if you live in an area with very little rain. This could be about every six months (twice a year).

Your auto repair shop can help you choose the best wipers for your vehicle. There are four basic guidelines:

  1. If possible, buy the entire wiper assemblies, not just the blades.
  2. Replace wipers in pairs. If one is worn out, the other one isn’t far behind.
  3. Buy the correct wiper shape and size specified for your vehicle. Consult your owner’s manual, or ask your auto repair technician for advice.
  4. Good quality wipers are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace. Paying for higher quality wipers may actually save you money as they will last a little longer than the cheaper brands.

Have more questions about needed auto repair items? Contact our ASE-certified technicians today at Express Auto Service & Repair for more information about the services offered at our auto repair shop and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Mankato, MN, and the neighboring communities of North Mankato, MN, New Ulm, MN, and St. Peter, MN.

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Your auto repair shop can help you choose the best wipers. Take care of all maintenance items so you’re not stranded on a dark road waiting for auto repair.
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2020

Fall is just around the corner, bringing some dark rainy days. So that you keep on driving as safe as possible, take care of not only the big maintenance issues such as buying new tires, or flushing the transmission, but also remember to take care of the seemingly unimportant small auto repair items.

One of these small auto repair items is windshield wipers! They are often forgotten until you are caught in a heavy rainstorm and you discover that you can barely see because they are no longer doing their job of keeping the windshield clear. As they pass over the windshield, there should not be any skipping, squeaking, or streaking.   All it takes is a winter rainstorm to turn worn-out wipers into serious safety hazards.

Here’s some advice from an auto repair shop for taking care of windshield wipers:

  • Check the condition of your current wipers on a regular basis. Run your finger along the rubber edge. If it is rigid or chipped or produces nonstop streaking, you need new wipers. You could try cleaning the rubber with windshield washer fluid or mild dish soap. However, if they still are not working properly, it’s time to replace them. Don’t forget the rear wiper on a van or SUV.
  • Over time, the rubber on wipers will deteriorate, even if you live in an area with very little rain. This could be about every six months (twice a year).

Your auto repair shop can help you choose the best wipers for your vehicle. There are four basic guidelines:

  1. If possible, buy the entire wiper assemblies, not just the blades.
  2. Replace wipers in pairs. If one is worn out, the other one isn’t far behind.
  3. Buy the correct wiper shape and size specified for your vehicle. Consult your owner’s manual, or ask your auto repair technician for advice.
  4. Good quality wipers are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace. Paying for higher quality wipers may actually save you money as they will last a little longer than the cheaper brands.

Have more questions about needed auto repair items? Contact our ASE-certified technicians today at Express Auto Service & Repair for more information about the services offered at our auto repair shop and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Mankato, MN, and the neighboring communities of North Mankato, MN, New Ulm, MN, and St. Peter, MN.

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