Let’s Make Sure Your Windshield Wipers Are Ready for Winter

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November is here! Soon, we'll be contemplating family trips that navigate over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house. With the calendar turning to deep autumn, it's time to look ahead to colder weather and the occasional upset. In November, the rain can become a sudden surprise, especially when traveling North. 


Soon, the month will be rocketing towards the holiday season, when traveling is at its peak. And if you wind up on the highway and your wipers are not in good enough shape to handle what mother nature is throwing out, it can be a terrifying ride-- and you may be forced to pull over and wait out the weather.


But now that you are thinking about those bad options, preventing an emergency with your wipers is very easy. All you need is to be armed with the knowledge of what to look out for with your wipers. Here are some of the most significant indicators that you may need new wipers:


Windshield Streaks - If running your windshield wipers is managing to make your visibility worse, bang, that's your indicator. Strangely, this is a very overlooked symptom-- as if people expect it from their wipers!


Uneven Contact - When the rubber in your windshield wiper wears out unevenly, it doesn't make the same universal contact across your windshield that it should, leaving areas that are not getting wiped down with each stroke of the blades.


Rubber Wearing - If the rubber on your wipers is cracked, split, or broken off in places, that's the same reason you replace a timing belt.


Vibrations - If your wipers are making chattering sounds, your glass likely isn't getting wiped properly. Something is off, and you need to see a mechanic.


Get your car checked out before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. A+ Japanese Auto Repair is here to keep you safely on the road. Let our qualified mechanics replace your wipers and return you to the road. Schedule an appointment today at A+ Japanese Auto Repair. We are conveniently located at 780 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070.

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