Windshield Wiper Service Near Kansas City
Windshield Wiper Service & Replacement at Victory CDJR
How your windshield wipers work and their purpose is pretty straightforward. Their main job is to keep water off the windshield so the driver can clearly see the road ahead. This allows the driver to travel safer and drive with more confidence, even in inclement weather. Knowing when to change your wipers will help keep you safe and ultimately save you money by keeping the wipers from damaging the windshield. Come visit our service department today at Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and let us make sure your wipers are working properly. That way you can hit the streets of Kansas City, Ottawa, or Olathe with total confidence in the health of your windshield wipers.
Price of Windshield Wipers
How much your windshield wipers will cost depends on several factors. The manufacturer of the wipers, the brand, and the material in which it was made all play a role in how much your wipers will cost. Wipers are designed to be sturdy while at the same time remaining soft. This helps them survive the elements while simultaneously keeping your windshield from being damaged. The most common material used in windshield wipers is rubber. Rubber can be a good material for wipers, but they are generally the least durable. Halogen-hardened blades are more durable than rubber, but not as durable as blades made from silicon. Silicon blades last the longest of the three types but are also the priciest.
How to Tell Your Wipers Are Going Bad
Most windshield wiper manufacturers suggest the best way to stay on top of the health of your wipers is with regular service at set intervals. There are many things that can cause your wipers to wear down faster than normal, such as:
- Excessive streaking: The wiper should remove all the water from the windshield with every pass and leave a clean, smooth surface behind. If you notice streaks of water after each pass, the wiper is most likely damaged.
- Strange noises or vibrations: If you notice your wipers are jerking across the windshield and making a chatter-like noise along with strange vibrations, your wipers are most likely damaged, uneven, or both.
- Wet spots: If the wipers are extremely worn down, large spots of water will remain on your windshield after each pass. This is a definite sign you need new wipers.
Problems That Arise from Faulty Wiper Blades
Although wipers are not necessarily the most important component of your vehicle, it is a good idea to stay on top of the health of your wipers. A lot of times the wipers will work well enough with minor wear, but even with minor wear, if you get caught in really bad weather, it can become a major problem and cause you to be less safe. Eventually, the wipers will wear down the soft part of the blade, leaving only metal. When this happens, the metal will be touching the windshield itself and cause major scratching. Getting your windshield replaced or repaired is a lot more expensive than just buying a new set of wipers.
Think it is time for a new set of wipers? Contact our service department at Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and let one of our service pros walk you through the steps to getting it fixed. You can also schedule an appointment online, and we will make sure your wipers are in proper working order.