With so many other car parts to look after, it’s not surprising that many owners neglect the humble wiper blade. This neglect has led to many vehicles on Canada’s roads driving around with blades that are cracked, brittle and worn and clearly in need of replacement – they might work, but they’re not doing the best job that they can.
This is essentially a road hazard. So much of driving is visual – government tests indicate that as many as 90% of driving decisions are based on a clear view of the road ahead. In wet and cold weather, when water, sleet and snow are hammering down on your car. If you can’t see, make sure to change your blades.
Wiper blades should be replaced every 6-12 months in order to work at optimal levels and give you maximum driving visibility. The natural rubber used to make wiper blades deteriorates over time.