McCluskey Chevrolet is your one-stop shop for new and used vehicles, flexible funding options, and top-notch services to help maintain your car. Whether it's an oil change, tire rotation, windshield wiper replacement, or something more intensive, our skilled team enables you to stay safe on our tri-state roads.
Did you know that windshield wipers were one of the first vehicle enhancements? In 1903, a patent for a manually controlled windshield wiper proposed a new way for drivers to see better as they traveled. From there, the development of automatic wipers came about in 1917—and the Trico Corporation's first electric wipers were not far behind in 1921.
Over time, technology has continued to produce more advances, using new materials, sensors, and qualities like automatic wiping to make driving in bad weather much safer. Our team extends your safety by replacing your windshield wipers and ensuring your system works as it should.
Windshield wipers have a specific goal: to help you see better in bad weather, like rain, snow, or even mist and fog. Their ability to clear your windshield of moisture, dirt, and other things that might get in the way makes them one of the most significant vehicle inventions. Still, you might not give them a second thought until they start squeaking or stop working altogether. The following are the benefits windshield wipers offer when they're operating at peak performance.
You might be surprised to learn that there are many types of windshield wipers. Not only are there specific wipers for your vehicle model, but there are also specialized wipers for certain conditions. In fact, simply taking a walk down the windshield wiper aisle can be overwhelming, with different lengths, arcs, and purposes.
For this reason—and knowing how vital they are to your safety—it would be wise to have our team replace your wipers. We know what type of wipers work best for your car and can explore whether you need something specific. A few of the types of windshield wipers include...
As you can see, with the wide variety of choices, it's good to have an experienced team on your side. Next time you're in for service, ask our team about your wiper blade options; we'll take the time to assess your wipers' current condition and review your choices so you can make an informed decision.
For safe driving in bad weather, it's crucial to know when your window wipers need to be replaced—and there are a few signs that can help you make the determination. First, watch for streaks or smudges on the windshield when you use your wipers; this means that the wipers aren't making good contact with the glass. In addition, when wipers skip or make a lot of noise, it's a sign that your wiper blades are worn out.
Also, if the windshield isn't cleaned evenly, this could mean that the blades have lost their flexibility. Check the blades for cracks, splits, or other damage that you can see, as these problems will affect how well they work. Your wipers can also be affected by bent arms or broken parts, making it hard for the blades to keep a good grip on the windshield.
Lastly, consider how old your current wipers are. Depending on several things, they usually last six months to a year. If you can't remember the last time you changed them, it's probably due time. It's wise to plan your replacement around seasonal changes, like winter and summer; this way, if we're expected to have a strong winter, your windshield wipers are ready.
As mentioned, we offer various services that keep you safe on the road. Our state-of-the-art service center can help you with oil changes, preventative maintenance, tire rotation, and brake services. We also offer a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection to help you feel confident as you drive. This essential service is great before your family vacation or as we transition into winter to ensure your car is ready for the road.
In addition, we have a body shop and parts department to assist you with any other services you might need for your car and a reliable team who understands how important it is to ensure your vehicle works as it should.