Let’s Make Sure Your Windshield Wipers Are Ready for Winter

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This month is all about windshield wipers! While this topic may not be something you jump and scream with excitement for, it's crucial to preventative winter maintenance on your vehicle. Everyone (or the majority of people) knows about the basic essential functions of windshield wiper blades and the proper care for them, such as adding wiper fluid to the automobile, but do you know how to prepare them for the winter?


Luckily, we are located in the beautiful city of Placentia, CA. Therefore, we do not need to worry about winter's extreme conditions, but it is still essential to plan for worst-case scenarios to prepare for any mist, rain, wind, or even hail! Knowing the proper maintenance and care for your windshield wipers will help minimize the added worries of malfunctioning windshield wipers; if you are ever caught by surprise in bad weather! 


Similar to tires, we recommend swapping out your windshield wipers blades for the harsher weather conditions. Windshield wiper blades wear out faster during the winter, as they are used more frequently and withstand rain, hail, and snow. If you see any cracks or flaws in your current windshield wipers, it is best to play it safe; purchase some new wipers. Assuring that your wiper fluid is full and backed up by fluid is, in general, a great tip to always follow. If you plan to travel to an area with more extreme winter weather, we advise a wintertime mixture of wiper fluid to withstand colder temperatures. Normal wiper fluid in cold weather can cause the fluid to freeze on your windshield. All of these are important precautions to consider when making sure that your windshield wipers are ready for the winter season. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your windshield wipers, please feel free to stop by our location at 643 S Melrose St , Placentia, CA 92870. Our expert mechanics at Placentia Super Service will be more than happy to assist with any needs you may have. Schedule your appointment here on our website, and don’t forget to like our Facebook page for news and updates. We look forward to servicing your vehicle!


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