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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blades

You look out the window and it’s raining again. You really need to go to the store, and even though you’d never usually go out in the rain, you decide to brave it this one time. You start up your car, turn on your lights and wipers, and head on down the road.

Hopefully you have good wiper blades, because if you don’t you may be putting yourself in serious danger.

Wiper blades are an important safety feature of any car, even if they are not often thought of this way. Their main function is to improve your vision in inclement weather. Clear vision is essential to safely operating an automobile.

For best results, it is wise to change your wiper blades at the first sign of smearing. Wiper blades should not leave streaks on your windshield. In some cases, your problem may be a dirty windshield. But if you wipers still leave streaks after you clean your windshield, it’s probably time for a new pair of wipers.

When buying new wiper blades, it is important to purchase the correct size wipers for your vehicle. Buying ones that are too small may leave a large portion of your windshield un-wiped, while wiper blades that are too large may not be able to function properly. Refer to your owner’s manual to find out what size wipers you need.

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Replacing your wipers is an essential car maintenance task that all drivers should perform periodically to ensure safety and visibility in rainy weather. If you or someone you love has been injured by a motorist whose vision was impaired by bad wiper blades, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.

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