Keep Windshield Wipers Working – Your Auto Repair Shop in Vancouver and Its Surrounding Cities Can Help

Minit-Tune & Brake| Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Whether at night, during the day or in extreme weather, visibility is always critical when driving. For both you and your vehicle, being seen and seeing clearly allows everyone to stay safe on the road. Windshield wipers play an important role in ensuring clear visibility required to navigate the roads and traffic in inclement weather conditions. Despite the important role they play, they are often forgotten or neglected when it comes to car maintenance. Bring your vehicle into the Minit-Tune Auto & Brake Centre nearest to you for a full maintenance inspection. From major systems to minor, including important parts like your wiper blades, we can check that your vehicle is fit for safe driving.

3 Tips for Windshield Wiper Maintenance

The best way to avoid an obstructed view on the road is to take good care of your windshield wipers. Follow these three tips to keep your blades in good condition, and book your auto repair or maintenance appointment in Vancouver and its surrounding cities regularly: 

  1. Replace Them: Most people just let their wiper blades wear out before replacing them. Don’t be one of those car owners! Replace your blades at least once a year and do it immediately if you notice a change in driving visibility. If your blades begin streaking, chattering, squeaking or skipping, it is time for a new set to keep your eyes on the road.
  2. Clean Them: Filling up your gas tank? Take a moment to clean your wiper blades. They will last longer if environmental factors like acid rain, dirt and oil aren’t left to deteriorate the rubber and metal.
  3. Inspect Them: Take some time to inspect your wiper blades at home, or ask the experts at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres to take a look when you come in for your next appointment. Flex the rubber squeegee to check for good flexibility, look for rounded edges, and ensure it is tightly affixed to the metal arm. Take a look at the metal and check for signs of corrosion at the joints after you’ve given it a little tug to ensure it is properly and securely installed.

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres can provide you with a full vehicle tune up and expert advice to keep all the parts of your vehicle working their best. Our professional, fast and experienced teams across BC can repair your vehicle, provide maintenance checks and tune ups, and offer advice for proper vehicle care. Stop by your local auto repair centre to learn more about our services or book an appointment online for auto repairs in Vancouver and its surrounding cities.

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