Windshield wipers are often overlooked when it comes to vehicle maintenance, but they are vital in keeping you safe in your Mini Cooper. They help you maintain visibility and drive safely through the rain or snow, which we will see a lot during the next couple of months. However, they are also in frequent need of attention.
Windshield wipers are generally made of some sort of rubber, which is susceptible to wearing out quickly. Even if you feel like you don’t use your wipers that often, it is important to consider that they sit on the outside of your vehicle. Therefore, it is often exposed to external elements like dust, dirt, pollen, and UV rays. From wear and tear and sitting out, your wipers will become less effective over time.
At Central Import Automotive, we recommend that you replace your Mini Cooper’s windshield wipers every 6-12 months. That way, you can feel safer driving through the rain and snow this winter. Fortunately, wiper blades are inexpensive and easy to install.
If you lost track of the number of months it has been since you last replaced your Mini Cooper’s wipers, you can check its condition by looking at them. If the rubber portion of the wipers is falling apart, cracking, or fraying, it is time to replace them. The frames may also be bent or warped, causing them to not touch the glass entirely. Additionally, windshield wipers can perform differently, including:
- Bouncing or skipping over the glass
- Squeaking or squealing
- Leave behind streaks
If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, please consider changing out your windshield wiper blades. If you need help with this, feel free to drive your Mini Cooper to Central Import Automotive in Toronto. We will make sure your wipers fit properly and top off your wiper fluid as well!