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How often should I replace the wiper blades on my Genesis vehicle?

Genesis vehicle wiper blade replacement services in Stockton, CA 

How often should you replace the wiper blades on your Genesis vehicle? If you want a general guideline to prevent wear and tear on your wiper blades, then we recommend a replacement every six months. Below, we’ll go into more detail on how to tell if your wiper blades need to be replaced. You can get a Genesis vehicle wiper blade replacement service here at Genesis of Stockton. 


How can you tell it is time to replace your vehicle’s wiper blades? 

The short and simple answer is that it is time to replace your vehicle’s wiper blades whenever they fail to perform their role in clearing your windshield. If you use them and your windshield comes away streaked, then it is time to replace them. The last thing you want to happen is to be stuck in bad weather conditions without properly functioning wiper blades. Here are four things to watch out for: 

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  1. The rubber of your wiper blade is falling off. This does not happen often, but you may notice the rubber of your wiper blade separating from its metal base. Replace these immediately, as they won’t be much help in a storm. 
  2. Your wiper blades are making a weird noise. If your wiper blades are squealing or squeaking, they are probably at the end of their lifespan. Normally, they should glide quietly across the glass, not drag or skip across it. 
  3. Your wiper blades always leave the same streaks on your window. These streaks mean that part of the rubber on the blades is not working correctly. It might be dirty, or the rubber might have hardened. If cleaning doesn’t help, then it is time for a replacement. 
  4. Your wiper blade has changed shape. Extreme temperatures can curve the rubber of your wiper blade. If you notice this, you should replace the blades, as they won’t work correctly.