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How to Choose the Right Wiper Blades

Recommended Wiper Blades for Hastings, Grand Island and Kearney, Nebraska

How to Choose the Right Wiper Blades

The three primary wiper blade styles are Traditional, Winter, and Premium Beam-Style. With so many variations and options it can be difficult to choose the best one. However, it’s quick and easy to find the correct size and fit for your vehicle. Your owner’s manual has specifications for wiper size.

When replacing wiper blades, it’s important to replace them simultaneously. Typical wiper blades last between 6 months to a year, depending on driving conditions and the quality of your wipers.

No matter how long it's been, if you notice that your wiper blade is not properly cleaning the windshield -- leaving behind a haze of unclean glass -- it's time to consider your options.

Regardless of how recently you changed your wipers, you should consider new ones as soon as they start to leave a haze of smeared water behind.

Price is often a factor when making any purchase decision; wiper blades are no different. The price of a wiper blade can vary widely depending on the size of the wiper and the style and quality of it as well.

Replacing wiper blades

The three most common wiper arm attachment styles are the side post, J hook and bayonet. To make removing and installing as simple as possible, these types of blades utilize part of the wiper to lock into place. There is also a style called the two-screw bayonet wiper blade, which is not interchangeable with other wiper blade styles. For the two-screw bayonet-style blade, you will need a screwdriver for removal and installation.

Wiper-blade manufacturers include universal hardware with new blades, allowing for different style wiper blade arms to attach and function properly. However, some vehicles will need specific features for the wiper to work.

At the same time you’re considering new wipers, it’s also a good idea to check your washer fluid. Especially be mindful during the winter months, and consider a winter washer fluid for the harsh Nebraska winters.

For more information on wiper blades, give us a call and speak with a knowledgeable team member at the Hastings Ford Lincoln Quick Lane (402) 463-3116

 

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