Spring Cleaning For Your Car

Wipers

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Now that your windshield is nice and clean, you may as well try to keep it like that. We’ve all made the impatient move of trying to soak the ice off our windscreen using washer fluid and wipers, leaving the rubber squeegee arms in tatters by the end of the season. If your wipers leave more lines than a football field in your vision, it’s time to replace them. If you’re unsure of what size to get, most places will have a way to look up your car’s model and wiper sizes, or you can measure them. There are a couple of types of wiper out there, meaning you can go with a conventional wiper with the blade built into the assembly, or beam blades, which are mounted on a springy steel beam and are touted to fit today’s curved windshields better. Whichever you choose, be sure to give them a regular wipe down to remove any shmutz that built up on the blade edge to keep their performance top notch. Ideally, your blades should be replaced twice a year.

Now that we can see out let’s make sure the inside is worth looking at too.

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