A Year in the Life of a Windshield Wiper
Wiper blades, much like all things, have a certain life cycle that adheres to the ebb and flow of time and tide. In spring it start fresh and new, able to wipe away the April showers with ease, keeping you and your family safe. Visibility problems are the common denominator in all serious driving accidents, and the wiper blade is your adversary in this battle for safe driving.
However, the steadfast tool has many threats that may compromise its usefulness. During the long hot days of summer, cars that are parked outdoors are at risk of having their wiper blades desiccated in the unyielding heat. The rubber will dry and crack, long unused, under the sun's rays. Even if you wash your car regularly, the drying of the blade's rubber will only damage it further in the intense temperatures.
As fall approaches the windshield wipers are once again put back to work. Although they still move at the same rate, the tough months of summer have done a number on these once efficient friends of the safe driver. They streak now, they stumble on the glass surface, and most of all, they all together fail to wipe away the rain and snow.
Finally, winter comes – and it is time to consider finding new wiper blades. The same way one would buy new glasses to keep from stumbling into hazards, cars must regularly change windshield wipers to stay vigilant and to maintain safe visibly in the threatening driving conditions that winter brings.