Windshield Wipers, Blades and Parts
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Windshield wipers, windshield wiper blades, and windshield wiper parts are some of the most overlooked pieces of safety equipment on a car. From a bit of water to grueling driving conditions like heavy rain, heavy snow, and even ice buildup, having the right windshield wiper blades will keep you safe in extreme weather conditions.
What are the Important Parts of Windshield Wiper Blades?
Windshield wiper blades come in a wide range of styles and finishes, so it's important to know a little more than which one has an affordable price.
There are conventional blades with the traditional rubber elements that will keep your windshield clean during most incidents, but it pays to have something a little more hearty in harsh weather conditions.
Shopping for something with a protective layer of heavy duty rubber could just save you from an accident and all the costly repairs that come along with it.
How Often do Windshield Wiper Blades Need to be Changed?
Windshield wipers usually don't fail suddenly, they just become less effective over time.
Exposure to sunshine and the elements causes the blades to become stiff and tear, reducing the ability to sweep away water from the windshield. There's no set lifespan for wipers, so check them often for signs like smearing, cracking, or uneven edges.
Once temperatures get close to freezing, a set of specialized winter wipers are the best choice. NAPA AUTO PARTS stocks a full line of windshield wipers from the most popular brands. Don't risk getting caught in a pop-up rain shower with worn out wipers, head to your local NAPA AUTO PARTS location for a new wiper set today.
Summer vs. Winter Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blade technology has come a long way over the 100 years we've been using them. Today we can upgrade from a traditional blade to a heavy duty, durable winter wiper.
What are the Different Types of Windshield Wipers?
Before making a wiper blade choice, it's important to ensure that you have the exact type that will fit your car. Some basic windshield wiper measurements will keep you from spending money on a budget wiper blade that still doesn't fit your windshield.
These wiper blade details will make all the difference as you look between HD wiper blades, beam-style wipers, frameless or hidden wipers, and heavy duty rubber wipers. With the right blades, you can head into any storm with your windshield wipers intensity dialed all the way up, without fear of catastrophic failure.
Conventional Rubber Blades(Bracket-Type Wipers)
Conventional new windshield wiper blades are made using a blended rubber element and a metal frame.
This natural rubber is the only contact point and works best for non-curved windows. This rubber blade is a step down from the beam wiper blade that follow the curvature of modern windshields for maximum contact. The trade-off is in pricing and quick replaceability.
Unlike the conventional blades the modern, curved glass windshields need more contact than a traditional wiper can give. For maximum windshield contact, today's solution requires beam-style wipers.
These beam wiper arms offer optimal windshield glass contact with no weak points for a well-rounded all weather wiper blade that can stand up to inclement weather whether it be snow, rain, or ice.
While beam and conventional largely cover the spectrum, there are other places on your car that can have wipers and all kinds of combinations of hybrid wiper blade.
No matter what type of blade you need, NAPA AUTO PARTS is more than just an Auto-Parts store, we have NAPA AUTO PARTS know how when it comes to new wiper blade replacement, and a dedication to helping you find the right parts for your car.
With our help, your wiper blade performance will astound you so that no matter the rainfall estimation, you can leave the house knowing you'll have full visibility.
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