Windshield Wiper Blade Services

Windshield wiper repair in Mounds View 

Windshield Wiper Blade Services at The Bear Lot

When you think of routine vehicle maintenance, the first thing that comes to mind is probably oil changes, tire checks, or alignment fixes. Although all of these are crucial to keeping your vehicle in good shape, it is important not to forget that your windshield wiper blades also need regular maintenance. Driving through rainstorms already puts drivers at a higher risk for accidents than driving on a clear, dry day. The last thing you want while driving in bad weather is for your windshield wipers to not work as they should to provide a clear line of vision of the road ahead. The service department at The Bear Lot helps drivers from Blaine, Arden Hills, and Andover stay safe behind the wheel by checking and replacing windshield wiper blades with extra care and attention.

When to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Like most car parts, how often you will need to replace your windshield wipers depends largely on your specific vehicle and the climate in which you drive in. To know for sure, you can check your vehicle's owner manual or speak to a professional like the service team at The Bear Lot. The general rule of thumb, however, is that a windshield wiper replacement should be done once a year at least. It is also recommended to check them and make sure they are working properly every few months.

When you are doing a windshield wiper test at home, you can simply spray your windshield washer fluid and pay close attention to how the wipers are working. Some signs of damaged or ineffective windshield wipers include:

  • A squeaking sound coming from the wipers.
  • Streaks left behind by the wiper blades.
  • Broken, cracked, or bent frames.

How to Know Which Windshield Wipers your Vehicle Needs

Vehicles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so windshield wiper blades have to as well. The size of the blades depends on the size of your vehicle's windshield. There are also many brands of wiper blades available.

No one wants to go out and purchase a part for your vehicle just to come home and find out it does not fit. The best way to find the right windshield wipers is to ask a professional. The dedicated service team at The Bear Lot will evaluate if your wiper blades need replacing. If it is time for a replacement, they will find the right blades to provide the most effective cleaning for your specific vehicle. While you are there, they will also check your windshield wiper fluid and top it off if need be.

Minnesota drivers can travel with confidence after going to The Bear Lot for your windshield wiper blade checks and replacements. Your safety out on the road is of the utmost importance, so come by our service department today for quality service and competitive pricing.