Your vehicle’s windshield wipers keep your windshield clear of debris, water and help defrost it on a cold winter day. Whether you are driving down the road on a rainy day, or during the colder winter months, a reliable set of windshield wipers are necessary to keep you and others safe on the road.
Moreover, it is important to rely on your owner’s manual for choosing the right set of blades. Now more than ever, wiper technology has advanced to the point that every vehicle owner can afford the best blades. There are several types of windshield wiper blades that can keep your visibility at maximum while driving.
1.) Standard Blades
The conventional windshield wiper blade consists of a rubber squeegee and metal arm. The metal frame can pivot so that the blade fits flat against your windshield. This type of wiper is budget-friendly.
Additionally, it is usually found on older cars, but very rarely on newer models. To ensure maximum performance, you should check your wiper periodically for damage, and replace them every six months.
2.) Beam Blades
Beam blades are a newer form of windshield wipers. These blades have a slight curvature to them, which allows them to sit flush against your windshield.
Because of their precise design, these blades cost more than conventional wipers. However, they also last about twice as long. Additionally, the blade is made of a single, long piece of rubber so there is no metal arm where ice and snow can collect.
3.) Hybrid Blades
A hybrid wiper blade is a combination of conventional and beam windshield wipers. This blade has a rubber shell that performs like a beam but is connected to a metal arm like a conventional blade.
Furthermore, these wipers are more affordable than beams, and slightly more durable than conventional. This budget-friendly option ensures you will have longer lasting windshield wipers that will keep your line of sight open during hazardous weather conditions.
Contact the Pros at Cincinnati Ford!
If you have questions or concerns about which windshield wipers you should purchase, give Cincinnati Ford a call at (859) 341-6603. Our team can help you make an informed decision about which wipers will keep you and other drivers safe on the road.
Furthermore, our certified technicians are here to replace your blades for you and perform other maintenance services. These can include everything from an oil change to brake inspections to air filter replacement.