The best tires in the world will help you in poor weather conditions, but the success is limited if you can't see where you are going. Kal Tire carries a large selection of quality Trico wiper blades.
How often should I change my wipers?
For maximum driving safety, we recommend you change your wiper blades every six months. As an easy reminder, change your wipers when you change your clock at daylight savings time.
How do I know if my wipers need to be replaced?
If your wipers clean your windshield unevenly, that's a sign your wipers have deteriorated. If the wiper doesn't make proper contact with the windshield surface, you'll get streaky or unwiped areas that can reduce your driving vision.
Here are a few signs your wipers need to be replaced:
- Streaking is caused by dry rubber that has hardened and cracked. It can also be caused by tree sap, road tar or other substances on the blade rubber.
- Chattering is caused by the curve in the rubber some wiper blades develop if not used for along time. When this happens, the blade makes a chattering sound as it skips over the windshield.
- Worn blades: the rubber wiping edge of the blade will wear down with use.
- Split rubber occurs on blades that are old or have been damaged by the sun.
If any of these describe your wipers, replace them today.
Do I need to replace both wipers?
You should replace both wipers at the same time to help ensure clear driving vision from the entire windshield. Don't forget to replace the rear wiper blade if you have one, at the same time.
Is it important to clean my windshield before installing new wipers?
Yes. Car wash wax, tree sap and other contaminants create a thin film on your windshield. Use a non-abrasive cleaner and warm water to clean the windshield.
Can I install the new wiper blades myself?
You can but...why bother...when you purchase wiper blades at a Kal tire store, we'll install them free of charge!!
Kal Tire Stores carry a complete line of economy and premium wiper blades to fit all makes and models.